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Art-History-and-Appreciation

Art History & Appreciation

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

This online course is a general overview of the following topics: An introduction to the Visual Arts, Elements and Principles, Critiquing art, Prehistoric Art, Ancient Art, Ancient Roman, Early Christian and Medieval Art, the Renaissance, Art of the Americas, Baroque to the Romantics, Modern Art, African Art and Oceanic Art.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/arthistandapprec

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

This course has limited enrollment availability and is first come, first serve. This limit is firm.

Fall: semester available with limited enrollment availability
Spring: semester available with limited enrollment availability
Summer: not available

Lead Teacher:

Vivian Schultz, Wolf Point Public School, vivian.schultz@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Music-Appreciation

Music Appreciation

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

This course will use an overview of music theory and music history to create a foundation on which each student can build a deeper appreciation of all music. There is no prerequisite for this course; those of you with a musical background may find some activities easy, but everyone can access and learn from this course content.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Music Appreciation Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

This specific course requires that students use a word processor (Microsoft Word or Google Docs) and students will need to create a Spotify and Noteflight account.

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: semester available
Spring: semester available
Summer: not available

Lead Teacher:

Tyson Reiter, Helena Middle School, tyson.reiter@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Native-American-Studies

Native American Studies

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

This course employs the 7 Essential Understandings about Montana Indians as a framework or organizing principle; students will investigate each of the 7 EUs in depth with use of primary sources from the 12 Montana tribes throughout, and an emphasis on critical thinking, interaction with others, and digital projects that display understanding of the course content.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

Native American Studies Public Syllabus

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: semester available
Spring: semester available
Summer: not available

Lead Teacher:

Jordann Lankford, Great Falls Public Schools, jordann.lankford@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Interior-Design

Interior Design

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

Are you constantly redecorating your room? If so, the design industry might just be for you! In this course, you’ll explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them. Interior designers do it all—from planning the color scheme to choosing furniture and light fixtures—with the end goal of creating a space where people can live or work comfortably, safely, and happily.  Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you’ll develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business. By the end of the course, you’ll be well on your way to developing the portfolio you need to get your foot in the door of this exciting field.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/interiordesign

Required Materials:

  • Digital camera
  • Materials for your upcycling project
  • Colored pencils
  • Measuring tape
  • Sketchpad
  • Paper
  • Scissors

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: not available
Spring: semester available
Summer: not available

Lead Teacher:

Patricia Palin, Missoula County Public Schools, patricia.palin@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Now-Were-Cooking

Now We’re Cooking: Introduction to Culinary Arts

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

Food is fundamental to life. Not only does it feed our bodies, but it’s often the centerpiece for family gatherings and social functions with friends. In this course, you will learn all about food including food culture, food history, food safety, and current food trends. You’ll also learn about the foodservice industry and try your hand at preparing some culinary delights. Through hands-on activities and in-depth study of the culinary arts field, this course will help you hone your cooking skills and give you the opportunity to explore careers in this exciting industry.

Prerequisites:

Although this is an introductory course, it is an intensive introduction to the subject.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/culinaryarts

Required Materials:

Students will need access to the following:

  • A friend and/or family member to help act out scenarios in videos
  • Props for Videos (fake items may be subbed for real ones):
    • First-aid tools and materials (band-aids, gauze, ointment, antiseptic, etc.)
    • Plastic knife, butter knife, or basic dinner knife
    • Food items to practice knife skills on like chilled sticks of butter, potatoes, etc.
    • Kitchen with appliances like a sink, stove, refrigerator, etc.
    • Pots and pans for washing demonstration
    • Four boxes or buckets to use as sinks
    • Dishwasher or an item to stand in for a dishwasher
    • Chemicals used for dishwasher cleaning (or pictures of them)
    • Meat thermometer
    • Gloves, hair restraints, closed-toe shoes, apron, etc. – all for demonstrating proper kitchen hygiene
    • Various foods to use in video demonstration of dry heat and moist heat cooking methods
    • Salad and salad dressing ingredients
    • Vegetable and starch ingredients
    • Cold cooking tools

Supplies for the cooking labs: 

  • A medium-size skillet
  • A flat spatula
  • A gas or electric range
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 16 oz shredded cheddar cheese (2 cups)
  • 1 cup sliced green chilies
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • Sour cream and/or guacamole for toppings (optional) Kitchen mixer
  • 7 egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 14 Tbsp sugar
  • Medium-size frying pan
  • Tongs
  • Spoon
  • Paper towel
  • Knife
  • Gas or electric range
  • 1 chicken breast and thigh with skin on
  • 6 Tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 oz vegetable oil (1/4 cup)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh shrimp (any size)

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

  • Computer with:
    • Internet access
    • Word processing program
    • Slideshow presentation program
  • Video recording device

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

This course has limited enrollment availability and is first-come, first-serve. This limit is firm.

Fall: semester available with limited enrollment availability
Spring: semester available with limited enrollment availability
Summer: not available

Lead Teacher:

Lorie Martinez, Columbus High School, lorie.martinez@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Health

Health

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

This comprehensive health course provides students with essential knowledge and decision-making skills for a healthy lifestyle. Students analyze aspects of emotional, social, and physical health and how these realms of health influence each other. Students apply principles of health and wellness to their own lives. In addition, they study behavior change and set health goals to work on throughout the semester. Additional topics of study include healthy relationships, reproductive health, disease transmission, substance abuse, safety and injury prevention, environmental health, and consumer health.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/health

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Assignments must be done in Microsoft Word or Pages.

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall:  available
Spring: available

Lead Teacher:

Lead Teacher: Trisha Harper, Billings Public Schools, trisha.harper@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Physical-Education-I

Physical Education I

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

Physical Education I is an action packed course designed to get you up and moving while learning about the basic building blocks of fitness. This course consists of 18 weeks of physical activity, as well as curriculum that outlines important information for improving your own fitness level.

NOTE: MTDA physical education courses are not designed as adaptive PE courses. Students with injuries, special needs or other issues should contact MTDA curriculum staff to see if the course is appropriate for you. If a student has an IEP or 504 that limits exercise or physical activity, this course is not an appropriate placement.

Students may only take one PE course at a time at MTDA.  Students may not take this PE class in addition to a local face-to-face PE during the same term.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/physed1

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: semester available
Spring: semester available
Summer: not available

Lead Teacher:

Heather Elkin, Billings Public Schools, heather.elkin@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Physical Education II

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

This course takes a more in-depth look at the five components of physical fitness touched on in Fitness Fundamentals I: muscular strength, endurance, cardiovascular health, flexibility, and body composition. This course allows students to discover new interests as they experiment with a variety of exercises in a non-competitive atmosphere. By targeting different areas of fitness, students increase their understanding of health habits and practices and improve their overall fitness level. Students take a pre- and post fitness assessment. Throughout this course students also participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility.

NOTE: MTDA physical education courses are not designed as adaptive PE courses. Students with injuries, special needs or other issues should contact MTDA curriculum staff to see if the course is appropriate for you. If a student has an IEP or 504 that limits exercise or physical activity, this course is not an appropriate placement.

Students may only take one PE course at a time at MTDA.  Students may not take this PE class in addition to a local face-to-face PE during the same term.

Prerequisites:

To take this course, students should have completed Physical Education I THROUGH MONTANA DIGITAL ACADEMY. If this is a student’s first online PE course through MTDA, they should take PE I.

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/physed2

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: A semester available
Spring: B semester available
Summer: Not available

Lead Teacher:

Hollee Meek, Shelby Public Schools, hollee.meek@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Sports-Officiating

Sports Officiating

Course Length:

One semester

Course Description:

In this course, students will learn the rules, gameplay, and guidelines for a variety of sports, including soccer, baseball, softball, basketball, volleyball, and football. In addition, they will learn the officiating calls and hand signals for each sport, as well as the role a sports official plays in maintaining fair play.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/sportsofficiating

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: semester available
Spring: semester available

Lead Teacher:

Wes Holmquist, Gallatin High School-Bozeman PS, wes.holmquist@montanadigitalacademy.org

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Anatomy-Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology A & B

Course Length:

Two one-semester courses (students must independently register for each semester)

Course Description:

In this Health elective, students will explore the anatomy or structure of the human body. In addition to learning anatomical terminology, students will study the main systems of the body– including skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive, and nervous systems. In addition to identifying the bones, muscles, and organs, students will study the structure of cells and tissues within the body.

Prerequisites:

None

Comprehensive Syllabus:  

http://mtda.link/anatomyandphysiology

Required Materials:

None

Specific Technical/Software Requirements in Addition to General Requirements:

Please review the general original credit software requirements at http://mtda.link/techreq

Course Availability (subject to resource and teacher availability):

Fall: semester available
Spring: semester available

Lead Teacher:

Amanda Ferderer, Great Falls Public Schools, Great Falls, MT, amanda.ferderer@montanadigitalacademy.org

Montana Digital Academy
Phyllis J. Washington College of Education
The University of Montana
32 Campus Drive – Room 365
Missoula, Montana 59812
Phone: 406-203-1812
Fax: 406-203-1815