Aligned Learning Spring Semester Programs

Career Exposure Workshops 

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Aligned Learning Summer Programs

Skills Development Workshops

Citizen Filmmakers – A Creative Workshop
Host: Rando Rode
Dates: 7/15-30 (M-F); 11 am -1:30 pm
Location: Aligned Learning office and scouting locations throughout Marin
Group Size: 3-10 people
Ages: 13-19

Graphic Illustration Art Workshop
Host: Lisa Batchelder
Dates: 7/30-8/8 (T/Th); 12:30 – 2 pm
Location: Aligned Learning office
Group Size: 5-10 people
Ages: teen to adult

Life Skills Workshops

Wilderness Challenge: Freedom Launch for Young Men
Host: John Elliott Taylor, Personal and Executive Coach
Dates: 7/17-21 (W-Sun, overnight)
Location: Meet at Aligned Learning office; Camping in Mendocino
Group Size: 6-10 young men
Ages: rising high school seniors, rising college freshmen, gap year students

The Study of Insects
Host: Katie Seimbeida
Dates: 7/8 – 22; M/W research and cataloguing; Friday field trips; 11 am -1 pm
Location: Aligned Learning office and field trip locations in Marin
Group Size: 3-10 people
Ages: all ages

Workshop: “What’s it like to be an Artist in Residency?” 
Host: Lucy Pecora
Dates: Sunday, 7/28 9 am – 4 pm
Location: Headlands Center for the Arts
Group Size: 3-10 people
Ages: teens and adults

College Essay Writing Workshops

Introduction to the UC Personal Insight, Common App, and “Why Us?” Essays
Host: Barbra Rosenstein
Dates: 8/10-11 Saturday and Sunday; 12-3 pm (DEADLINE 8/1 for Enrollment)
Location: Aligned Learning office
Group Size: 4-10 people
Ages: rising seniors

UC Essays: Writing Intensive
Host: Rando Rode
Dates: Sundays: 7/21 and 28, and Saturday 8/3; 9 am to noon
Location: Aligned Learning office
Group Size: 4-10 people
Ages: rising seniors

Teen Research Expeditions

Research Expedition to Kyrgyzstan!
Host: GLEAN Expeditions (AL’s sister organization)
Dates: 6/19-7/15
Location: Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia (along the Silk Road)
Group Size: 6-12 youth
Ages: teens (and 1-2 college interns)

California Agriculture Industry and the GMO Dynamic
Host: Stephanie Hilborn
Dates: 6/17-7/1 (10 am-5 pm)
Location: Aligned Learning office and Bay Area Farms
Group Size: 5-10 students
Ages: teens

Envisioning a Better California: Water Policy and Climate Change
Host: Stephanie Hilborn
Dates: 7/22-8/4 (10 am to 5 pm; with some overnights)
Location: Aligned Learning office, local interview sites, Mt. Shasta and Yosemite
Group Size: 5-10 students
Ages: teens

Aligned Learning College Visits Over Summer Break

NY and Boston Colleges
Host: Rando Rode
Dates: July, exact dates TBD
Location: NY/ Boston colleges to include: The New School, NYU, Columbia, Tufts, Harvard, Boston University
Group Size: 5-8 people
Ages: rising juniors and seniors

Small Liberal Arts Colleges in the Northeast 
Host: Karen Hawkes
Dates: TBD
Location: Northeast Small liberal arts colleges including: Colby, Bowdoin, Bates, Skidmore
Group Size: 5-8 people
Ages: rising juniors and seniors

Claremont Colleges 
Host: Barbra Rosenstein
Dates: August, exact dates TBD
Location: Claremont Colleges
Group Size: 5-8 people
Ages: rising juniors and seniors

Test Prep Workshops in August

Intro to the SSAT Test: Workshop
Host: Rando Rode
Dates: Wednesday, 7/31; 11 am - 2:30
Location: Aligned Learning office
Group Size: 4-10 people
Ages: rising 8th graders

Intro to the SAT Workshop
Host: Rando Rode
Dates: Friday, 8/2; 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Aligned Learning office
Group Size: 4-10 people
Ages: rising juniors and seniors

Deep Dive Learning Journeys for Individuals and Families

Individuals: Create a custom learning journey in the real world to pursue a topic of interest either locally or globally. Topics may dovetail with what you are learning in school or it could focus on a non-school related passion.
Host: Aligned Learning
Dates: You choose
Location: Any location you choose
Ages: youth or adult

Families: Create a custom learning journey in the real world for your family, either locally or globally. Already have a vacation in the works? Aligned Learning can co-create a learning quest based on a theme of your family’s choice.
Host: Aligned Learning
Dates: You choose; could be for a day or longer
Location: Any location you choose
Ages: all ages, adults in the family included

Aligned Learning and Fusion Create Your Own Summer Course for Credit

"Create-a-Class" for Credit at Fusion Academy
Looking for a class that better fits your interest? At Fusion Academy Marin, we'll help you build one! Pick two classes out of our 250+ courses offered, and we'll combine them into a course designed around your child's interest. The best part? Students can still earn credit for the class.

At Fusion Academy Marin, we are WASC-Accredited. This means, classes taken for credit with us can count towards high school graduation. With the "create-a-class" option, this course could count as an elective, and thus count towards high school graduation, even at another high school.* Working with Aligned Learning, we can get a highly individualized, one-to-one, class for-credit organized for your student. This way, they can receive credit to count towards graduation for a class taken at Fusion that aligns with their deep dive with Aligned Learning.

*We highly recommend you speak with your student's counselor at their school of record before making any decisions around classes taken off-campus.

Take what you're studying with Aligned Learning and earn credit through Fusion Academy! To find out more information email