Our first Intersession will be held October 23rd-November 3rd. The first 6 weekdays of Intersession is dedicated to EBIA Changemakers projects. Centered around STEAM focused community service and service learning and STEAM focused college and career readiness, these projects are a chance for students to put our Innovator Norms in action while giving back to the community. Students then have 2 days of end of trimester preparation, followed by two days of PLP conferences.
Below are a few quick FYIs on intersession:
Students will submit project preferences in advisory the week of October 2nd, and will receive their project assignments via email the week of October 9th.
Students will sign up for their project preferences during advisory.
Projects will run October 23rd- 27th and 30th. The End of First Trimester Presentation of Learning will include Intersession projects and partner organizations. This event will be held during the day on October 30th from 10-11:30 am at EBIA.
During their prep days, students will prepare for their PLP conferences and finalize a portfolio of work.
On PLP days, students and families are only in attendance during assigned conference day and time.
EBIA Quest programs do not run during intersession.
We are also looking for volunteers to support as chaperones and project assistants. If you are interested (or interested in learning more) please email .
Changemakers – Fall 2017
Focuses on service learning within our EBIA and broader Oakland Community.
Back to the Wilderness (summer)
Focuses on getting students outside, camping with group team building by grade.
- Back to the Wilderness Parent Letter (2017-2018 coming soon)
- 6th Grade Trip Info & Permission Slip - English
- 6th Grade Trip Info & Permission Slip - Spanish
- 7th Grade Trip Info & Permission Slip - English
- 7th Grade Trip Info & Permission Slip - Spanish
- 8th Grade Trip Info & Permission Slip - English
- 8th Grade Trip Info & Permission Slip - Spanish
Personal Learning Plan (PLP)
During the last two days of Intersession, students work with their advisors to set personal academic goals and create or update their personal learning plan.
I love supporting youth in finding their own voice and sharing their passions while they challenge me to continue to grow and do the same.
Nicole has been leading Intersession Programs at EBIA since 2015. With an extensive background in the education field, Nicole has worked as a Camp Director for Camp Galileo in Palo Alto, serving as an Educational Consultant for a High School Transformation Project in South East Asia, as a Middle School Para Educator in an Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities Program, and as an instructor designing and running after school and summer programs for Seattle Public Schools. Nicole holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Seattle University. After working as a Wetlands and Fisheries Biologist for an International Environmental and Engineering firm for two years, Nicole shifted gears to follow her passion to work with youth and has been working in the education field since then. She is an avid Ultimate Frisbee player, freediver, and occasional flat circuitry card creator. – Nicole Neumiller, Intersession Manager
What is Intersession?
- – A pause in our regular academic program
- – STEAM-centered, hands on, curriculum aligned projects
- – An opportunity to engage in design thinking
Why does EBIA have Intersession?
- – To promote college and career readiness
- – To support students in engaging with their broader Oakland community
- – To provide space for students to test out activities and find their passions
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