BROOKS CONNECTS

Lifelong Learning — For Everyone  

The enrichment series is free and open to all members of the Brooks community: past and present families, children, staff and alumni!

We're harnessing our strengths and sharing our knowledge, experiences and interests — through seminar/workshop-based virtual programming guided by Brooks School's core values of empathy, engagement, integrity, passion, confidence and creativity — to provide connection for the greater Brooks community. 

What?
Virtual workshops, seminars and a book club!

When?  
July 26 - August 13, 2021

Where? 
Wherever you are: All series programming will be virtual.

How?
Register here! 

Summer 2021 Offerings
 

  • Brooks On-Board!
    Offered: Monday through Friday, August 2 to 6, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST.*
    The On-Board Program aims to help the rising third- and fourth-form students (grades 9 and 10) to start a great high school life at Brooks. They will be introduced to important information that a Brooksian needs to know. They will learn about how to manage their studying life and the academic platform, OnBrooks; and practical G Suite skills. Through the case study method, students will also learn about how to become a better learner (such as how to take notes, how to prepare for quizzes/tests, etc.); how to participate in classes; how to be a contributor in group discussions and activities; how to engage in effective communications with their teachers and peers; and more. They will enhance their life skills for a successful school year. Facilitated by: Ms. Amy Weijia Wang, Chinese language teacher.
    *This time has been updated from the previously cited 9 to 10 a.m. hour. 

  • Essay Writing Workshop
    Offered: Tuesday, August 10, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST
    Offered: Thursday, August 12, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. EST

    Do you want to draft your college essay? Do you want to discuss essay structure? Do you want to just spend some time writing? Sign up and let Ms. McDonough know. Facilitated by: Ms. Joanna McDonough, history teacher.

  • Introduction to Citation: Footnotes, Bibliographies and More! 
    Offered: Thursday, July 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. EST 

    Join History Teacher Joanna McDonough for a one-hour introduction/refresher on all things citation. This workshop will explore the basics of MLA, Chicago and APA citation, and allow students to practice with a brief paragraph exercise on a topic of their choice. Facilitated by: Ms. Joanna McDonough, history teacher.

  • Ser o no ser: ¡ Esa es la pregunta! (To be or not to be, that is the question)
    Offered: Monday, July 26; Tuesday, July 27; and Wednesday, July 28, from 10 to 11 a.m. EST

    The difference between SER and ESTAR (to be) in Spanish! This is open to any student new to Spanish or Spanish 1, 2, 3 and 4 that is looking to solidify this fundamental grammar concept. Facilitated by: Mrs. Nieves Rios-Moya, Spanish teacher.

Calling all Parents and Families . . . 

Do you have a special interest, talent or expertise that you would like to share with the Brooks community?

We would love to have you offer a series workshop or seminar! Please email Brooks Connects coordinator and History Teacher Joanna McDonough for more information and to share your ideas.

 

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