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Spy School: Disguises and Ciphers for Future Agents! (High Ability Learners 7-9)
In this interactive five-session course, high-ability students will learn spy skills, including disguises, cryptography, spy lingo, and observational skills.
Heather Hinze, Ed. S.
327 total reviews for this teacher
122 reviews for this class
Completed by 489 learners
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Once per week
over 5 weeks
learners per class
per learner - per class
How does a “Multi-Day” course work?
Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries
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Your student will love this class- I've taught it with my own public school gifted students and received rave reviews! This course is challenging, as it is designed for high ability learners who typically perform beyond grade-level expectations. Please note that I don't require any 'proof' of your student's abilities in order to enroll. If you believe your student is up for the challenge, I encourage him or her to try it out! In this class, we will learn ciphers, spy lingo, and spy...
In this class we will learn... * four types of ciphers for encoding secret messages: Caesar Cipher Wheel, Pigpen Cipher, Keyword Cipher, and Polybius Square. Students will receive a printable for each of these ciphers so they can maximize their practice (and fun!) with each. * spy techniques for disguises, props, pocket litter, cover stories, and more!
There will be homework, and it will be fun! As we learn about spy disguises, props, cover stories, and more, students will be encouraged to try to develop their own spy persona on their own time. We will begin each class with everyone donning their best spy disguise, showcasing their best spy props, etc. While this homework is not "required", it will certainly enhance your student's experience in spy school by allowing him or her to take part in discussions, so I would strongly encourage participation.
1 file available upon enrollmenta spy field journal (notebook) scissors something to write with five pages of handouts (I will supply a PDF for you to print)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There is no formal assessment for this course. As a teacher of gifted and high ability students, I find that grading typically increases student anxiety. I am, however, happy to give you some observations of your student's overall performance in the course.
50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
Heather Hinze, Ed. S.Your bright student deserves a community!
327 total reviews
144 completed classes
Update: I will be taking a short teaching break for a few months, but I'll be back in June! I am passionate about providing challenging and motivating curriculum to gifted, talented, and high- ability learners. I love to teach thematically, and...