Dimensions Family School Basics


Homeschool 101: Supporting New Parent Educators



Leading Youth: Small Classroom Management

  • When (this class is a 2 week series):
    • Tuesday, September 5 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
    • Tuesday, September 12 from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Instructor: Charlotte Dungan
  • Location: Dimensions Family School Durham
  • Registration: Online through RecDesk
  • Description: Are you leading small groups of young people and would like hands-on strategies for great learning experiences that move beyond ice breakers and simple crowd control? If so, this class is for you! Our first week, we will discuss strategies for designing great learning experiences and creating a small group environment that is encouraging, supportive, and conducive to learning. Then, you’ll go out and apply these strategies before coming back a second week to tweak those experiences and implement additional techniques to make your time with students both productive and engaging! (Need childcare to attend? Let us know!)

Conversational Spanish — Teens and Adults

  • When:
    • Tuesdays, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm (weekly 9/5-10/24)
  • Instructor: Carolina Torres Lazo
  • Location: Dimensions Family School Chatham
  • Registration: Online through RecDesk
  • Description: Spanish class for beginners and intermediates from ages 13 – adult. Focus is on the fundamental language skills of reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Code Breaking & Code Writing — Teens and Adults

  • When:
    • Wednesdays 4-6PM, following the Academic Calendar of Dimensions Family School. In addition to the regularly scheduled Wednesday classes, the classes will meet for several hackathons throughout the year where a puzzle is organized for the group to solve, along with a prize for its completion. Dates for hackathons to be announced.
  • Instructors: John Jepson, cryptocurrency mining business owner, and Stuart Jeckel, with a background in programming and economics.
  • Location: Dimensions Family School Chatham
  • Registration: Online through RecDesk
  • Description: Ever wanted to send a secret message? Ever wonder how computers keep your data safe? You’ll learn to write messages that only the intended recipient can read. You’ll also learn the art of unlocking messages of others you were never intended to read.Syllabus
    -Ancient Cryptography: The History of cryptography and its evolution over time.
    -Codes: How to write codes and use them with the help of a codebook.
    -Ciphers: How to structure and use algorithms to either perform encryption (the encoding of a message) or decryption (the decoding of a message).
    -Comparison of Codes vs. Ciphers: An explanation of how codes and ciphers are designed for similar purposes, but fundamentally different.

    About the Course Series
    This course is the first in a series of four courses, the “21st Century Cryptography Series” that will run for 32 weeks, from September – May. The quarters will include, respectively
    -Q1: Code Breaking and Code Writing
    -Q2: Cryptography and Computers
    -Q3: Coding Cryptocurrency for Speed and Security
    -Q4: Cryptocurrency and the Economics of Peer to Peer Technologies