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Be an Artist

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This nanodegree welcomes creative individuals from all genres of fine arts (dance, music, film, visual arts, etc) who want to develop practical habits and ways of thinking as an artist. We will explore hands-on exercises in class and weekly challenges will be assigned.




Crowdfunding

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Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet. In this nanodegree, you will learn how to use crowdfunding to not only get your project started but to validate your product idea.




Productivity GTD

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Do you ever get stressed and feel overwhelmed with all the work you have to do? Do you ever forget where you put things and miss deadlines for things you have to do? In this course you'll learn GTD, short for "Getting Things Done" framework and you'll learn all the important tools, tricks and methods to organize your thoughts, papers, tasks and learn how to manage a stressful workload.




History Club

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This club is for those who wish to discover and experience what has happened in the past. Through entertaining activities, discussions and experimentation, we will seek the answers to some of history’s biggest mysteries and get an understanding as to how we got to where we are today. The topics are up to you, your curiosity is the limit! So, if you enjoy discovery come join me on this adventure through the ages.




Running Club

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All are welcome to join this club! Whether you are a lean running machine, or a couch potato, you are welcome! This club will be a great place to start your running journey, discuss your goals with others, participate in weekly challenges and be a part of an active community!




Genetic Engineering

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In this nanodegree, we will revise the basics of Molecular Genetics, concepts and techniques through theory and practical/simulation games. Through this, students will learn all about genetic engineering, its history and applications in different areas like agriculture, industrial biotechnology, research, molecular medicine and the real side of science fiction.




Advanced 3D Modeling

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In this club, students who are learning 3D Modeling with Blender meet weekly to share their unique projects and/or tutorials they are working through, as well as learning new tips and tricks for modeling and other features of Blender such as useful hotkeys, materials, node maps for procedural texturing, using modifiers, different styles of modeling, basic animation, useful add-ons, and more.




Intermediate-Advanced Spanish Club

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We meet weekly, discuss, have fun together and exchange our knowledge to help students strengthen their Spanish skills and gain the confidence to talk with native Spanish speakers.




Coding Club Pro

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Learning the ins and outs of one of the most popular programming languages in the world (JavaScript) with an emphasis on ‘learning by doing’




Interview with Danny Gomez

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Math Club and their club leader Sammy Nyakabau welcomed Danny Gomez for our Meet Your Heroes program. Danny is a multidisciplinary researcher in Artificial Mathematical Intelligence (AMI) and cognitive teaching.




Design Thinking

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This is a month long exploration of Design Thinking. A non-linear, iterative product design method that puts human beings at the center. Let's get messy, let's get out of our comfort zone, let's push the boundaries, let's redefine problems, let's find innovative solutions. Come with a product idea of your own or use some common ideas hitting the market place right now.




Advanced Math Club

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Being in the advanced Math Club means you are already comfortable with general mathematics and you are now looking to elevate that knowledge alongside other learners as well.




Japanese Club

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We help students learn and develop overall Japanese language skills along with cultural literacy that will provide students with the confidence to use Japanese in different settings. Language and culture go hand in hand, so learning more about the culture and how it inspires the language will bring it alive in a fun and meaningful way that benefits all learners at any level. We will work with you to set goals that meet your interests and needs!




Sr. Startup Club

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Senior club is going to push you to move in the right direction when it comes to starting a company. Thinking like an entrepreneur isn’t just about starting your own business, it’s about seeing opportunities where others don’t.




VR Club

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The VR Club will meet weekly in virtual reality to discuss apps we have tried, learn new skills, work on VR challenges, play games together in VR and get to know each other.




Interview with Whitney Stewart

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In August, Galileo’s Mars Book Club read Mindful Me, Mindfulness and Meditation for Kids written by the author, mindfulness expert, and professional speaker, Whitney Stewart.




Robotics

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In this nanodegree, we will explore what goes into creating a robot from the ground up; everything from the smallest parts that go into a robot to the design process, build, and testing phases.




Creativity with Coding

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If you are a beginner at coding, created numerous projects, or are somewhere in between, there’s always something to learn in the world of coding. You are required to complete a Scratch-Tac-Toe activity before joining the club just to get the basics of how Scratch works.




Jr. Startup Club

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You will learn how to think like an entrepreneur of course! Whether your goal is to own your own business or simply to look at the world from the perspective of an innovator, this club will teach you how to be a producer instead of a consumer.




Digital Citizenship and Security

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All citizens need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Each week in this nanodegree, you will take on real challenges and digital dilemmas by playing choose-your-own-adventure games, giving you the skills you need to succeed as digital learners, leaders, and global citizens.




Teen High Noon Film Club

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Students have the chance to be their own film director. They meet weekly with other filmmaking fans where they will learn tips and tricks, share personal projects they are working on and find support within the community. They will learn how to add new ideas, tools and hacks to their own movies too. Of course, once it is done they will have the opportunity to watch the projects together and celebrate the big premiere.




Teen Debate Club

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Are you interested in politics, sports, art, history, environment, society? Knowing how to gather the most important points about a topic and deliver it to an audience is a skill that will benefit you throughout your life. Debate skills are useful when interviewing for jobs, networking, having meetings, and giving presentations. Learning the art of communication and persuasion comes in handy in lots of different life situations. You will become confident speaking in front of people you don’t know, in telling them something you feel passionate about in a way they will understand.




Youth Debate Club

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Become confident in speaking in front of others. Students will learn how to do research and how to identify fake news. Debates will help students to become open minded, critical thinkers. Problem solving in a team, persuading opponents, but also finding compromises are skills students will need for the challenges of the 21st century.




Global Citizenship Club

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Meet weekly with peers interested in travel and world culture to share experiences, viewpoints and discuss different travel related topics. Each week there will be an optional research project chosen by the participants.




High Noon Film Making Club

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Students have the chance to be their own film director. They meet weekly with other filmmaking fans and learn tips and tricks, share personal projects they are working on and find support within the community adding new ideas, tools and hacks to their own movies. And, of course, once is done they watch the projects all together and celebrate the premiere.




Music Club

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Students meet weekly with other music lovers and share their favourite songs and music. Ideal for students who play an instrument, love singing, write poems/lyrics or are learning to work with samples and beats or to DJ. Also open to anyone who loves and appreciates music, even as a listener! Students will be taught song analysis and structure, and can find collaborators to work on their own musical projects and gain feedback within their community. They’ll be taught how to record their work and make it available for others to hear.




Interview with Daniela Schneider

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Daniela Schneider from Easy Spanish visited Galileo’s Spanish club in June, 2020. Easy Spanish, is an international video project and youtube channel (73K Followers) producing free learning material from different places in Latin America and Spain. They interview people on the streets in order to get to know the Spanish language as it is spoken in everyday life.




Presentation Skills

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Presentation skills are important to communicate more effectively so that the message is broadcasted meaningfully in the mind of people and target readers/audience/viewers and customers. This nanodegree will give the students a platform to practice their presentations and teach them to use both their online and physical environments




Presentation skills

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Presentation skills are important to communicate more effectively so that the message is broadcasted meaningfully in the mind of people and target readers/audience/viewers and customers. This nanodegree will give the students a platform to practice their presentations and teach them to use both their online and physical environments




Interview with Lynn Malooly

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In May 2020 Lynn Malooly visited our mars book club to share with our students more about Water for South Sudan. As executive director, Lynn is responsible for overseeing the administration, programs, and strategic plan of the organization.




Entrepreneurship as a fundamental skill for the future

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At Galileo, we believe our kids should be exposed to what we consider the fundamental skills for the future. But, because everything we do is only inspirational and not mandatory we need to find the most passionate teachers to inspire our students to teach them new skills.




Entrepreneurship for kids and teens

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Would you like to make your own money? If you have a business already would you like to expand it to other markets, pivot or even scale its reach? Each student will come up with their own business idea and sell it for money.




New Exciting Activities at Galileo for May 2020

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We hope that everyone has been safe and healthy at home wherever you may be in the world. Here, at Galileo, we have been working hard to bring you the best learning experience for your children.




Interview with Paul Angelo

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Paul is a Latin American affairs expert and a former active-duty naval officer. He joined us to share his experiences. He answered student questions and discussed topics such as migration, deportations, social injustice, poverty, and insecurity. Just as they learned about in the book *Gaby, Lost in Found.*




Introduction to Virology

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Virology is the study of viruses. A helpful discipline in the world of Biotech. This nanodegree will help students discover why viruses are so different from other organisms and how by studying them we could learn how to develop vaccines and control future outbreaks.




Interview with Gae Polisner

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Gae Polisner is the award-winning author of In Sight of Stars, The Memory of Things, The Summer of Letting Go, The Pull of Gravity, and Jack Kerouac is Dead to Me. She is also a practicing family law attorney/mediator.




Interview with Margaret Peterson Haddix

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Margaret Peterson Haddix, author of The Strangers - Q&A session




3D Modeling

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3D modeling is a useful skill to learn if you are interested in having your creations printed in 3D, designing video games, animating and so much more. It is just as much a creative art skill as it is a technology one! In this nanodegree, students learned what 3D Modeling and 3D Printing are used for, and how to use Tinkercad (a web-based program for 3D modeling) to create 3-Dimensional designs.




3D Modeling Club

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3D modeling is a useful skill to learn if you are interested in having your creations printed in 3D, designing video games, animating and so much more. It is just as much a creative art skill as a technology one! In this nanodegree, students learned what 3D Modeling and 3D Printing are used for, and how to use Tinkercad (a web-based program for 3D modeling) to create 3-Dimensional designs.




Book Club for Teens

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During the weekly Book Club meetings, students meet with teachers to dive deeper into what they have read. With their help, students gain a broader perspective and are guided through complex questions and engaging activities in response to their assigned reading material. Each month we select a special theme for the Book Club.




Book Club for Children Age 8-12

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During the weekly Book Club meetings, students meet with teachers to dive deeper into what they have read. With their help, students gain a broader perspective and are guided through complex questions and engaging activities in response to their assigned reading material. Each month we select a special theme for the Book Club.




Coding Club

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Students regularly attend the coding club and learn to code in programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, and HTML while they solve puzzles and make their own games using CodeCombat. However, anyone is free to suggest a programming language they want to learn.




English Literacy Club for age 8 to 12

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Book Nook is an app that we use at Galileo to facilitate a reading session with our students. They get the opportunity to log in with their own details and username and our facilitator helps them to read away. Book Nook is designed for students to engage in short books while answering multiple choice questions and playing matching games.




Math Club

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Mathematics is not a skill that someone is born with. It is not a talent. It is something that comes through practice and only after that do we become skilled. The Math Club is there to help you become skilled. How do we do this? Through practice! Both in-class and outside class. The only prerequisite(requirement) is to have a curious mind. Be eager to learn. Remember we learn even from our mistakes. 1 mistake means you have learned one way that doesn't work.




Science Club

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We will share new and amazing Strange Science Facts with each other. Students will be challenged to explore scientific principles and will have the chance to try science demos.




Spanish Club

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We meet weekly, discuss, have fun together and exchange our knowledge to help students strengthen their Spanish skills and gain the confidence to talk with native Spanish speakers.




Writing Club for Tweens and Teens

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The Writing Club is not here to judge, it is here to understand the world through your point of view. Your frame of reference might just portray the world in a way that someone else has never even thought of. Your different approach might just be the thing someone else has been looking for.




Learn Chinese for kids and teens

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Speaking Chinese is a useful skill to learn if you are interested in traveling and you are willing to make connections with almost 1.3B people around the world.




World Citizen Club

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Traveling to other countries can be an amazing opportunity for growth, because when we explore and learn about the outside world, we’re also learning more about ourselves. In the World Citizen Club, participants will learn how to get the most out of their travels, how to approach other cultures and how to reflect on their experiences.




Negotiation

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Life is about concessions. People think negotiation is a business trait, but it’s simply part of our everyday lives. Being a good negotiator helps to improve relationships with everyone. In this Nanodegree, we help students experiment with several tools and techniques (e.g. tactical empathy, mirroring, etc.) that may help win arguments and be effective negotiators in the long run.




Introduction to Programming with Scratch

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Coding is one of the most on-demand skills across industries. In Introduction to Programming with SCRATCH, students had the chance to collaborate, communicate, solve problems and use critical thinking skills to complete different activities. Using the SCRATCH website students explored the community, created their own projects, and gave helpful and appropriate feedback to their peers.




Food Innovation

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The food innovation nanodegree will help students understand the past, present and especially the future of food. We will review food traditions, which technologies out there can change the way we eat (e.g. using virtual reality), new ways to make sure foods are already in place (e.g. 3D printed food) and how we can be co-creators in designing the future products we always wanted (using creative problem solving).




The Best Tools for Learning Spanish with Yhosemar Mendez of Galileo

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Learn and master the Spanish language quickly and easily with these tools, curated by Yhosemar Mendez of Galileo.