See what faculty are teaching and what projects Concord students are pursuing this spring
In this unprecedented time, although we are not currently on campus together, we are pleased to give you a glimpse into the vibrant academic community at Concord Academy.
To respect and protect the security of our online classrooms, we are not able to share links to our live learning environments, but we are excited to offer this variety of lenses into our academic program, in its typical operation as well as in our current distance learning format. Below you will find links to videos from faculty and information about our curriculum. You will have the opportunity to hear directly from faculty about the courses they teach, view parts of recorded classes, and see examples of assignments and syllabi.
For an overview of our distance learning plan for the spring of 2020, please read this PDF here, which outlines our current plan, including our goals, structure, and support mechanisms.
See how Concord is adapting to this unprecedented time, and what faculty are teaching students this Spring.
Head of School Rick Hardy’s Spring Opening Chapel
First Community Meeting – Spring 2020
Community Meeting – National Poetry Month
Science Department Head Amy Kumpel’s Accelerated Physics course
Director of Studies and English Faculty Alyse Ruiz-Selsky’s Second Generation Stories course
Math Faculty George Larivee’s Geometry exercise
English Faculty Nancy Boutilier & Sabrina Sadique Discuss Sophomore English
History Faculty Ed Rafferty’s Early Modern China course
Modern and Classical Languages Faculty and Poet Laureate of Worcester Juan Matos original poetry reading
Science Department Head Amy Kumpel on Engineering at CA
Math Department Chair Mark Engerman on Choosing Math Courses at CA
History Faculty Stephanie Manzella on the 1619 Project Class
The Centipede with Lily Gray ’20 and Anna Sander ’20
Gender Through Black Mirrors with English Faculty Sabrina Sadique
Computer Science & Big Data with Haley Wixom ’20
English Department Head Ayres Stiles-Hall on 9th Grade English
English Faculty Laurence Vanleynseele on the Literature of Paris
English Faculty Nick Hiebert on Thoreau and the Literature of Concord
Sample Dance Class
English Department Head Ayres Stiles-Hall on the Progression of Skills
History Faculty Topi Dasgupta on the History of Migration
Course Assignments & Syllabus
Ever wonder what an assignment or syllabus might look like at CA? Wonder no more! Here are a few syllabi, assignments, and examples of student work for you to consider. You can also find our distance learning plan for the spring of 2020 here. If you have any questions about any of these classes, please let us know!
Senior ProjectsSenior projects allow students to conclude their time at Concord Academy with self-designed, faculty-supported, individualized study and one-of-a-kind experiences. Here are some of the projects our students are pursuing this year.
|Analyzing Albums and Creating a Music Blog||Analyzing Fermentation Processes Around the Globe||Animated Latin Textbook||Batik Dyeing and Cultural History|
|Cookbook Focused on Sustainability||Create Syllabus for an Advanced History Course about Gender, Race, and Medical Intervention||Creating an Aquaponics System||Data Education|
|Design & Construct a Minibike||EEE Virus & Climate Change||Examining & Reducing Food Waste at CA||Explore Understandings of Kindness & Empathy and Interviewing Senior Peers to Gather Insights|
|Focusing on a Chapter from Organic Chemistry and Developing Lesson Plans for How to Effectively Teach Concepts||Healthcare and Immigration from Latin America||Heroic Crown of Sonnets||Historical Screenplay About Isabella I of Castile|
|History of Telling Time and Constructing Different Timepieces||Interactive Digital Art Exhibit||International Pediatrics Project||Mapping Rise & Fall of Ethiopian Royal Family|
|Oral History on Cambodian Women||Reflecting on High School Experience Through Painting & Storytelling||Repairing Motors (Learn about Function and Operation)||Screenplay Adaptation|
|Screenwriting and Animation||Sexuality Education Curriculum||Sketchbook and Correlating Concept Album||Unheard Voices in China 1960-Present|
|Women’s Foundation of Boston Volunteer + Examining Function of the Carceral System in Massachusetts and How Fundraising and Non-profit Work Functions for Women|
More CA Magazine Stories
As I write to you today, our world is still grappling with the great challenges that COVID-19 has created. Indeed, the situation in many places has unfortunately grown considerably worse since my last letter. I offer my sincere condolences to those of you who have suffered illness or lost loved ones to this pandemic. This disease has caused extraordinary pain, stress, and dismay on so many levels. We must all find ways to focus on hope and the prospects of the recovery that will come, and the opportunities that any crisis presents to assert our powers of caring and goodness. We hope you are leaning on and helping those around you.
The dizzying rate at which AI is being adopted, mostly behind the scenes, has meant that wariness has accompanied increasing public awareness. In this article, four CA alumnae/i discuss the technology’s potential, as well as the urgency of considering human outcomes and unintended consequences as it develops.
This spring, much of the world stopped. This historic moment required CA to adapt quickly (one of our strengths, as the chameleon teaches us), and we have benefited from being guided by our mission during a time of fear, sorrow, and great uncertainty. Learn about how CA is maintaining community and mission across physical distance.