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CGA MOSAIC Times: The real story of summer MOSAIC.

June 27, 2013


MOSAIC students in our June class, Journalism: Hot off the Press (instructor: Chase Wofford, CHS), investigated top stories of the week and produced the CGA MOSAIC Times. Interested in what the reporters found out about MOSAIC this week? Click the images below.

For more information on this and other exciting 2013 MOSAIC classes (registration still open for July session), please click HERE.

App Design

App Design (Youth Tech)
This course provides students with a fun interactive look at the world mobile video game design and development. Students enrolled in this course will learn how to publish games to their favorite Apple® or Android™ devices.
Additional material fee – $20


Babysitting Chess and Babysitting Babysitting with Baylor (Marci Moore, CMSW, Baylor)
Safe Sitter® prepares young adolescents for the responsibility of nurturing and protecting children through hands-on training with medically-trained experts. Successful completion of the educational program addressing these competencies is a standard for those who care for children.

Card Magic

Card Magic
Card Magic 101 (Christopher Lyle, professional magician)
Pick a card…any card!  This course sets the groundwork for the budding Magician as we begin our in depth study into Card Magic.  Everyone enjoys quality magic with a pack of playing cards.  This course will start with beginning lessons on the proper ways to hold, deal and shuffle the cards, then progressing through many basic sleights and techniques. Every magician will receive a performance card mat and a deck of cards to take the show on the road. Along with the classics of card magic, Christopher Lyle includes original ideas and refinements from his own repertoire, guaranteeing every student, no matter how experienced, fresh techniques and insights into the performance of professional caliber card magic!
Additional Material Fee – $15


Checkmate! Ultimate Chess (Aaron Weinberg)
From beginning to tournament preparation, participants will learn the many paths to victory that make chess life-long fun. Beginners will solidify their chess fundamentals by learning tactics, notation and exciting chess variants designed to teach the essence of attacking and defending (bughouse, monster chess, take-me). Advanced players will focus on opening lines to defeat their opponents early, advanced tactics, and endgame strategy. In addition, both groups will learn tournament-style rules and time management utilizing chess clocks, culminating in a competition at the end of the week.

Egg Drop

Egg Drop
Egg Drop 2
Egg Drop (Nick Coenraad, Wilson)
Don’t “crack” under the pressure of protecting your precious eggs in two different physics challenges!  Designers will create two separate devices to protect an egg from dizzying heights!  The first challenge will involve creating a device with a limited quantity of materials and the other will be an “open” competition using materials of your choice, but the egg has to be exposed!  Don’t let these challenges ‘scramble’ your wits!  Are you up to the challenge?


Improv 2
“Improv”-A-Lot (Amy Yakubovsky, CMSE)
A Beginner’s Guide to Improvisation You’re up – think fast! In this session, participants will learn the basics of Improvisation. The week will include a wide variety of games, and activities. Students will use quick thinking skills, develop characterization, learn to work with a variety of people in different situations, speak in front of others and have fun creating new and interesting scenes.

LEGO Robotics

LEGO Robotics: Beginning (CHS Engineering Department)
Students will use LEGO NXT Robots to explore the world of engineering by building and operating LEGO Mindstorms software. They will work in teams to use creativity and ingenuity to design their own solutions to problems.
LEGO Robotics: Advanced Robot Games (CHS Engineering Department)
Students who have already participated in a MOSAIC Lego Robotics class (beginner or advanced) are invited to put their skills to the test on a First Lego League game board. Students will learn to evaluate challenges, then build and program a robot that will earn the most points for their team. Your solution might be simple or complex. Your task: create a robot that gets real results. Are you game?

Mock Trial

(Mock) Trial in Middle-earth (Joe Gaasbeck, SMU)
Bilbo Baggins is on trial for the theft of The Ring, and it is up to you to defend or prosecute him! You will learn about our justice system by evaluating, preparing, and presenting a criminal case based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” (Students do not need to be familiar with the book or movie in order to participate). Develop your advocacy skills by learning how to think critically and communicate effectively. Every student will get to assume the role of a witness AND an attorney in our mock trial which will be held on the last day of class. How did Bilbo acquire The Ring? Will justice be served? Enroll to find out!


Puppetry (Amy Yakubovsky, CMSE)
Design and create puppets, props, and sets, rehearse the play using the puppet stage, and perform a live puppet show. Creativity and excitement will flow as students are exposed to the wonderful world of puppetry! So many types of puppets and so much fun!

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