Online Educational Talks 

Chinese American Parent Association of Howard County (CAPA-HC) has been holding zoom online talks for school age children since April 9. 

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82456131067?pwd=dGVISFBTaC9wNWRURWpmVW5YdU9Wdz09

Meeting ID: 824 5613 1067      Passcode:  973438

 

Topic: Let's Make a Bouncing Ball!

Time: October 21, 2020 12:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter:  Jodie Wang 

Suggested Audience:  K-6th Graders

 

Materials needed for the talk: 10 pages of print paper, a pencil, a scissor, a binder clip.

Ms. Jodie Wang is the founder of Wang Art Studio. Born in an artist family, Jodie studied under her father and famous Chinese painter— Zhaoqing Wang.  Jodie is also a guest artist of Howard County Library System. Her artwork was chosen for the 2020 HoCo Visionary Woman Exhibition. Her students’ artworks have won county, state and international awards and some of her masterpieces are collected by artistic connoisseurs. Jodie can be reached at jodiewang2002@gmail.com

Topic: The Ins and Outs of Voting in the General Election 2020

Time: October 9, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter:  Cynthia Williams 

Suggested Audience:  All are welcome

Ms. Cynthia Williams is the President of the Howard County League of Women Voters, where her goal is to get people out and voting.  She has a teenaged son attending Glenelg High School.  Prior to her role as President, she was a campaign manager, worked as a Legacy Leader in Annapolis, and also volunteered with environmental groups such as Safe Skies and Sierra Club.  Before her son was born, she worked as a Technical Writer at Citibank.

Video: https://youtu.be/mGsC_HNrOtc

Topic: Remote Volunteering During COVID

Time: October 2, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter:  Sonia Su 

Suggested Audience:  6-12th Graders and Parents

Sonia Su is a three-time cancer survivor.  She founded the Clarksville-based nonprofit Kits to Heart in May 2020, after she graduated with a Master’s degree from Georgetown University. Sonia helps to distribute cancer kits for patients and their caregivers at hospitals in the Baltimore/Washington Metro Area and nationwide. Sonia is a 2020-21 Ulman Foundation GameChanger honoree and serves as a First Connection volunteer for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Topic: Working with Police 101 

Time: September 24, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter:  PFC Stella Dieu and CPL Marc Lay 

Suggested Audience:  6-12th graders, adults are welcome too

Cpl Marc Lay has been with Howard County Police Department (HCPD) for almost 21 years. He has worked in Patrol, Special Assignment Section, Executive Protection Unit, Warrant/Fugitive Unit, and is currently in the Community Outreach Section. Pfc Stella Dieu has been with HCPD for over 8 years. She worked dayshift and night shift Patrol and is currently Asian Liaison Officer in the Community Outreach Section. We appreciate the service and dedication of our police officers. We will learn about how police officers handle various situations and how residents can cooperate with police officers to make HoCo a better home for all of us.

Video: https://youtu.be/XD69qfp0PwM

Topic: College Applications During COVID

Time: September 18, 2020 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter:  Julia Yang  

Suggested Audience: 9-12th Graders and Parents

Not able to do community service?  Extracurricular activities on holding patterns? Can’t visit college campus?  Exams have been postponed? Concerned about the effect of last spring's Pass/Fall grading system?  Do not let the pandemic derail your dreams of maximizing your potential and getting a great college education. 

In this session, we will explore ways for Howard County high school students to leverage the new block schedule and online resources.  We will unpack ways for seniors to stand out and for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors to prepare for academic achievements. 

The guest speaker, Julie Yang, is a certified College Admission Specialist by American School Counselor Association.   With a Master Degree in Education, Ms. Yang has been in Education for more than 20 years.  She is dedicated to helping youth prepare for success and community services. 

Topic: AST Series #3 Showcase

Time: September 3, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter:  Isabelle Schwartz, Viola Yu, Maggie Wang, Maggie Ju, Maggie Fan  

Suggested Audience: All are welcome

To Celebrate the hard work of our students this summer in our Virtual Showcase! AST is a student led education program https://www.achievesuccesstogether.org/. It is committed to enriching fellow students' academic career and offering free classes and tutoring to FARM and ESOL students.

 

Classes for September 3:
Greek Mythology (Instructor present: Isabelle Schwartz)

Baking (Instructor present: Viola Yu)

Crochet (Instructor present: Maggie Wang)
Creative Writing (Instructor present: Maggie Ju)
Public Speaking (Instructor present: Maggie Fan)
All are 10 mins

Video: https://youtu.be/vOi0l4fQQbE

Topic: AST Series #2 Showcase

Time: August 27, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Richard Zhou, Maggie Wang, David Huang, Peter Wang, Jack Shi 

Suggested Audience: All are welcome

To Celebrate the hard work of our students this summer in our Virtual Showcase! AST is a student led education program https://www.achievesuccesstogether.org/. It is committed to enriching fellow students' academic career and offering free classes and tutoring to FARM and ESOL students.

 

Classes for August 27th:
Community Service (Instructor present: Richard Zhou)
Crochet (Instructor present: Maggie Wang)
Movie Editing (Instructor present: David Huang and Peter Wang)
Math Competition (Instructor present: Jack Shi)
All are 15 mins

Video: https://youtu.be/Hx3CKaz3U6U

Topic: AST Seris #1 Read Along

Time: August 20, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Tia Yu

Suggested Audience: K-3rd Graders with parents

AST is a student led educational program https://www.achievesuccesstogether.org/. It offers a variety of classes during school year and summer time. It has served more than 80 HCPSS FARM and ESOL students in 8 schools for free in the past three years. After pandemic, it launched AST on-line and AST virtual summer camp. In the next several weeks, the instructors will demonstrate some of their classes. 

 

AST series #1 Read Along

This class is taught by Tia Yu, a rising junior at Howard High school. Each week she will check out several books from the Howard County Library System to read with your children. Kids at a more advanced level are welcome to read several pages as well while those who are beginners are able to just listen along. The class is tailored to your children specifically and their interests. She tries her best to check out books they express interest in reading or believes they will like. This is a great way to not only maintain the reading skills learned in the previous year, but to enhance and improve them to stay ahead in the following year as well! Tia loves teaching this class and is very excited to work with you soon!

Video: https://youtu.be/WnjHqCl7zeI

Topic: Starting your own coding project this summer 

Time: August 13, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Theo Goetemann

Suggested Audience: 6-12th Graders, adults are welcome too

Mr. Goetemann is the Founder of Basil Labs, a consumer intelligence startup that helps organizations quantify in store consumer experience to design stronger brands. With a background in open data policy and data science, Mr. Goetemann's work often joins narrative inquiry with network science and natural language processing and explores the intersection of virtual communities and the physical world. Originally from Boston, MA, Mr. Goetemann graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Government. A cofounder of City78 - an urban analytics startup, Mr. Goetemann has worked in the open data and data journalism fields before starting Basil Labs. He was selected as a Fulbright research scholar in 2019 and was most recently a member of the Dubai Smart City Accelerator program.

Video: https://youtu.be/GMgOtzgMNX0

Topic: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation 

Time:  August 6, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Dennis Courtney

Suggested Audience:  6-12th graders, adults are welcome too

Mr. Dennis Courtney teaches Yoga and Meditation at Yoga Revelation Studio in Ellicott City (www.yogarev.com). For his "day" job, he is a program manager at Northrop Grumman. Mr. Courney believes that meditation has given him the transformative ability to find joy and peace in the present moment. His life-goal is to show students the way to develop this ability within themselves and learn compassion for oneself, and others. As a martial artist, athlete, outdoorsman and Yoga Alliance certified teacher, Mr. Courtney brings a unique teaching style to those looking for compassion-inspired self-development. His practice will challenge you to find your true Self physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Video: https://youtu.be/QczhSzv_oS0

Topic: Seeing Tomorrow: A talk on the field of Planning

Time: July 30, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Chris Davis

Suggested Audience: Anyone who is interested in learning about how we envision great communities

As a lifelong Howard County resident, Mr. Davis grew up in Columbia and attended Howard County Public Schools, eventually graduating from Hammond High School. He then attended the University of Maryland College Park, where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Metropolitan History, and then later his Master of Community Planning from the same university. Since graduation, Mr. Davis has worked as a Planner in various Maryland Counties such as Prince George's and Baltimore Counties. When not working as a planner, Mr. Davis enjoys concerts and exploring Howard County's many beautiful parks and nature trails.

Video: https://youtu.be/52FHzmAar1c
 

Topic: Starting your own coding project this summer 

Time: July 23, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Theo Goetemann

Suggested Audience: 6-12th Graders, adults are welcome too

Mr. Goetemann is the Founder of Basil Labs, a consumer intelligence startup that helps organizations quantify in store consumer experience to design stronger brands. With a background in open data policy and data science, Mr. Goetemann's work often joins narrative inquiry with network science and natural language processing and explores the intersection of virtual communities and the physical world. Originally from Boston, MA, Mr. Goetemann graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Government. A cofounder of City78 - an urban analytics startup, Mr. Goetemann has worked in the open data and data journalism fields before starting Basil Labs. He was selected as a Fulbright research scholar in 2019 and was most recently a member of the Dubai Smart City Accelerator program. 

Topic:    Pancake Party

Time: June 25, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Charmaine Yuan

Assistant: Allen Yuan

Suggested Audience: 6-12th Graders, adults are welcome too

Ms. Yuan is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland College Park and will begin medical school this fall. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for her family and friends. 

Pancake recipe is here.  Video: https://youtu.be/faPIJZmDXd8

Topic:    Cybersecurity: Lessons & Careers

Time: June 18, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Lee Hencshel

Suggested Audience: 6-12th Graders, adults are welcome too

Mr. Hencshel is the Director of 5G Operations at Pentagon in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, former senior advisor to Department of Defense, Homeland Security, National Security Council, and White House Staff. 

Video: https://youtu.be/CGLKztMGdok

Topic:   Frogs in our Watershed 

Time: June 4, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Janice Winter and Amanda Sullivan

Suggested Audience: k -5th Graders

Both Ms. Janice Winter and Ms. Amanda Sullivan are environmental educators from Howard County Conservancy. Howard County Conservancy has designed several programs for ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 12. Please check out their website at https://www.howardnature.org

Video: https://youtu.be/x1j2lj7DyB8

Topic:   Tiny but Mighty: The Powerful Pollinator 

Time: June 11, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Amanda Sullivan

Suggested Audience: k -5th Graders

Ms. Amanda Sullivan is an environmental educators from Howard County Conservancy. Howard County Conservancy has designed several programs for ages 5 to 8 and 9 to 12. Please check out their website at https://www.howardnature.org

Video: https://youtu.be/A4ajg_UyNdI

Topic:  Automobile Service & Maintenance

Time: May 28, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Gary Clark

Suggested Audience: 9 -12th Graders, adults are welcome 

Mr. Gary Clark is a long time resident of Howard County. He purchased his first gas station with service in 1980 and has owned his own business ever since then. Mr. Clark has been professionally repairing cars for 48 years and he is the owner of Cloverly Automative.  https://www.facebook.com/cloverlyautomotive/  

Video: https://youtu.be/AqXjFXmdgj8

Topic: 0s, 1s, and Hidden Pictures 

Time: May 21, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Dr. Min Wu

Suggested Audience: 6 -12th Graders 

Dr. Min Wu is a mother of two children who are studying in HCPSS. Her several other hats include an educator, inventor, author, editor, and EE/CS researcher (a short name for electrical engineering and computer science). At work, she is a Professor and Associate Dean of the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. https://user.eng.umd.edu/~minwu/bio.html.

Video: https://youtu.be/kbKb60eBhTo

Topic: The Magic Kingdom of 1s and 0s 

Time: May 14, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Dr. Min Wu

Suggested Audience: 1st-5th Graders 

Dr. Min Wu is a mother of two children who are studying in HCPSS. Her several other hats include an educator, inventor, author, editor, and EE/CS researcher (a short name for electrical engineering and computer science). At work, she is a Professor and Associate Dean of the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. https://user.eng.umd.edu/~minwu/bio.html.

Video: https://youtu.be/3ByHzamoHyg

Topic: Our Court System: Justice for All

Time: May 7, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Judge John Kuchno

Suggested Audience: 6-12th Graders (Adults are welcome too)

Judge Kuchno serves as a judge on the Circuit Court for Howard County. He was appointed to the bench by Governor Hogan following a 30-plus year distinguished career as an Assistant Attorney General and a private practice attorney. He has served in leadership positions in local Bar associations, and for more than 25 years, was a member of panels responsible for investigating ethical complaints against attorneys. Judge Kuchno graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland and from the University of Maryland School of Law. Judge Kuchno has lived in Howard County for 35 years and has been active in the community, including as a coach for youth sports. 

Video: https://youtu.be/FaXqyImLn5I

Topic: Capital Markets: Crashes and Recoveries 

Time: Apr 30, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Vipin Sahijwani 

Suggested Audience: 6-12th Graders

Mr. Vipin Sahijwani  is a fellow resident of HoCo who in his spare time is a President and CEO of an investment consulting firm and a committed member of FEI. 

Video: https://youtu.be/0xdBMXiANZw

Topic: Magic Show 

Time: Apr 23, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Mr. Pravin Ponnuri

Suggested Audience: PreK-5th graders

Magician Pravin has performed over a thousand shows all over MD, DC, & Northern VA (http://www.magicianpravin.com). 

Video: https://youtu.be/JJ0NPOI8zU8

Topic: Pandemics

Time: Apr 16, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Dr. Yun Lu

Suggested Audience: 6-12th Graders

Dr. Yun Lu is a devoted mother of two school-age children, a passionate community service volunteer, a weekend math teacher, and a full-time statistician working for a federal public health agency.

Video: https://youtu.be/vOuJYzUXiLw

Topic: Coronavirus

Time: Apr 9, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Presenter: Dr. Yun Lu

Suggested Audience: 6-12th Graders

Dr. Yun Lu is a devoted mother of two school-age children, a passionate community service volunteer, a weekend math teacher, and a full-time statistician working for a federal public health agency.

Video: https://youtu.be/hIMoFywAPPE

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