Saturday Classes for Young People Winter 2021 Registration


Classes via Zoom

Choose one or more classes from the time-slots below.



9:00am and 9:30am Classes:
10:30am Classes:
11:05am Classes:



Y0106: STEM/STEAM: Introduction to Software Development - Python: Grades 5-8
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This course is designed for students to learn Python programming and basics of coding. Students will gain an understanding of what programming is, how to create, test, and build upon their own programs, and see how they can use coding to help them in everyday life! Python is widely used in industry by companies such as Google and is a great language to learn programming your own software to help with common tasks, homework, and to build your own games. Students are encouraged to bring a pen/pencil as well as a notebook to the program. Movement to/from another Saturday course not available with this course. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map. This course has been approved by Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Please refer to Girl Scouts of Nassau County Possibilities Program and Event Guide for program/badge details. To register and receive the registration discount or for further information, contact Jessica Dease, Program Director at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu. Note: To receive tuition discounts must contact our office and provide your Girl Scout Troop number.
Y0107: STEM/STEAM: Introduction to Software Development - Python: Grades 9-12
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This course is designed for students to learn Python programming and basics of coding. Students will gain an understanding of what programming is, how to create, test, and build upon their own programs, and see how they can use coding to help them in everyday life! Python is widely used in industry by companies such as Google and is a great language to learn programming your own software to help with common tasks, homework, and to build your own games. Students are encouraged to bring a pen/pencil as well as a notebook to the program. Movement to/from another Saturday course not available with this course. Click for Directions and Campus Map. This course has been approved by Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Please refer to Girl Scouts of Nassau County Possibilities Program and Event Guide for program/badge details. To register and receive the registration discount or for further information, contact Jessica Dease, Program Director at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu. Note: To receive tuition discounts must contact our office and provide your Girl Scout Troop number.
Y0108: STEM/STEAM: Intermediate Software Development - Python: Grades 5-12
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This course is designed for students to expand upon their prior knowledge of Python programming Students will use this knowledge to join different forms of technology including basic files and databases. Students will also begin to develop an understanding of Object Oriented Programming, a modern approach to software development that will continue to grow in use for the coming years. Object Oriented Programming (OOP) helps to promote systematic and critical thinking while providing comprehensive solutions to real world issues. Prior knowledge and development of Python, Java, or C++ programming languages. Students are encouraged to bring a pen/pencil as well as notebook to class. Movement to/from another Saturday course not available with this course. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y0140: STEM/STEAM: Scratch: Introduction to Coding: Grades 2-4
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. Programming with Scratch offers students of all ages a fun and meaningful introduction to programming. Students learn to program games and activities by snapping together code blocks instead of writing many lines of code. Scratch's puzzle-like design prevents young coders from getting frustrated with errors related to abstract concepts such as programming synax and semantics. Furthermore, Scratch allows the students to learn programming in a hands-on environment in order to gain the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in learning traditional programming languages such as Python, Java, C++ and many others. In class students will learn basic programming logic, improve math skills and create games and activities using Scratch. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map. This course has been approved by Girl Scouts of Nassau County. Please refer to Girl Scouts of Nassau County Possibilities Program and Event Guide for program/badge details. To register and receive the registration discount or for further information, contact Jessica Dease, Program Director at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu. Note: To receive tuition discounts must contact our office and provide your Girl Scout Troop number.
Y1600: Spanish for Starters: Grades K-2
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. Bienvenidos! Welcome! Students dive right into an introduction to the Spanish language. Topics include numbers, letters of the alphabet, days of the week, months of the year, holidays, and more. Taught through storytelling, interactive technology, and hands-on activities, students learn how to read, write, and speak Spanish, and are introduced to the Spanish culture in this introductory-level course. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1610: Beginner Spanish: Grades 3-5
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. Bienvenidos! Welcome! Students with an interest in learning the Spanish language will enjoy this fun and exciting course. Topics include introduction to conversations, verbs, popular phrases, Spanish culture, and more. Students create their own illustrated books written in Spanish that are presented to friends and family during the final class. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y1612: Conversational Spanish: Grades 6-8
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. ¡Bienvenidos a la clase de español! The main focus of the class is to increase the student’s ability to use Spanish through the four language functions: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The class also helps prepare students for the language proficiency examination that they are required to take at the end of eighth grade. Topics include greetings, cultures, grammar, travel expressions, and foods. .
Y3421: SAT and ACT Prep at Hofstra
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This course will review math, reading, writing, grammar and problem-solving concepts and strategies for both the SAT and ACT exams. Students will take in class practice exams and be given classroom instruction in both math and verbal skills. For further information, contact Youth Program Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu
Y3421: SAT and ACT Prep at Hofstra
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This course will review math, reading, writing, grammar and problem-solving concepts and strategies for both the SAT and ACT exams. Students will take in class practice exams and be given classroom instruction in both math and verbal skills. For further information, contact Youth Program Director Jessica Dease at 516-463-7400 or email Jessica.Dease@hofstra.edu
Y4063: GBA: YouTube Video Producers: Grades 6-12
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. Become a professional YouTube video creator! YouTube is the largest, most successful video platform on the web, and in this course, students will graduate from viewers to creators! Using a variety of recording and capture tools, as well as photo, video, and audio editing tools accessible right from home, students will learn a wealth of new creative and technological skills to get them ready to take on their next big video idea! In addition, students will learn the best way to present themselves and their ideas through creative writing and public speaking techniques for use in any professional field! Note: All GBA online courses use a virtual classroom called Thinkific, which contains course info, downloads, videos, Zoom meeting info, and more! Please check your email before the start of classes for your login information! Course Requirements: PC or Mac computer, Webcam and Microphone/Headset.
Y4082: GBA: Roblox Creators Club: Grades 2-5
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. Create and publish your own Roblox games! This course for all Roblox fans will level up students from players to creators! Using the incredible developer tools in Roblox Studio, students will design their own vast 3D game worlds with customized interactive objects, realistic special effects, amazing physics systems, and much more! In addition, with Roblox Studio’s LUA programming language, students will use coding to customize their games to new heights! Join us online as new and veteran Roblox players learn and have fun together this Summer! Note: All GBA online courses use a virtual classroom called Thinkific, which contains course info, downloads, videos, Zoom meeting info, and more! Please check your email before the start of classes for your login information! Course Requirements: PC or Mac computer, Webcam and Microphone/Headset
Y7110: Beginning Piano: Grades 3-7
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This course is for both beginners and those who have given up on conventional lessons. Students are introduced to music fundamentals and piano study, so previous training is not necessary. Instruction is provided by an experienced piano teacher, with an emphasis on becoming comfortable with the electronic keyboard. Students must have the use of a piano or electronic keyboard at home. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.
Y7130: Guitar for the Beginner: Grades 3-12
This course is offered online via ZOOM and takes place during the below dates and times. You will receive information about how to access the ZOOM room upon registering for the class. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of guitar playing. Musical principles such as melody (single notes), harmony (chords) and rhythm (timing) are covered. The instructor, an experienced teacher and performer, presents the guitar in a variety of "stylistic settings" (i.e., rock, jazz, blues, classical). No previous experience needed! Whether you are seeking to acquire an initial ability or further existing ones, come join us for an enjoyable musical experience. Students must provide their own guitar. Note: You may be eligible for the Saturday Classes for Young People Early Registration Discount program. If you enroll one-week before the program start date you will be entitled to a $25 Early Registration Discount per course. Discount will be received at checkout. For more information call 516 463 7400. Click for Directions and Campus Map.