Master Class

The Master Class program is an opportunity for parents to participate in classes taught by members of our dynamic MA faculty. Each year, our aim is to bring you teachers from across the disciplines for an evening of learning and fun. After attending Master Class, past participants have been overheard saying that they would love to return to high school!

Our programs begin with an informal gathering at 6:45 p.m., followed by the class which runs from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Look for announcements of these events in This Week at MA (TW@MA). In the meantime, please mark your calendar with the dates of the year's planned Master Class evenings. Further exciting details will follow!

Master Class with Stori Oates

(MARC) Marin Academy Research Collaborative’s Exploring Experimental Design

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  • Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Science and Innovation Center, Room 206

    So you always wanted to be a marine biologist? How about a chemist or an astronomer? Here’s your chance to make your dreams a reality! Join us for our first Master Class of the year with MA science teacher Stori Oates. Stori will lead a class that explores research methods and experimental design of a variety of scientific disciplines including oceanography, microbiology, and engineering. The class will combine hands on lab activities and small group collaborations.
    Stori currently teaches Environmental Science, California Coastal Oceanography, and is the Marin Academy Research Collaborative (MARC) Program Coordinator. Stori is both a teacher and a wildlife biologist. She received her B.S. in Biology (with a minor in Environmental Studies) and a M.Sc. in Marine Science from San Jose State University and Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. She also partners with organizations such as the River Otter Ecology Project and Surfrider’s Blue Water Task Force to involve MA students in local citizen science projects. 
  • Yoga Tune-Up/Roll Model Method Class

    Thursday, January 25 at 7:00 p.m. in the New Wellness Center
    MA English Teacher and Water Polo Coach Mary Collie will lead parents in a fitness therapy and stress reduction class using the Yoga Tune Up and Roll Model Method. Together these programs act as a fitness therapy that helps eradicate pain, improve posture and enhance performance through a unique blend of yoga, corrective exercise, self-massage and breath strategies. Come get introduced to this powerful self-care fitness format!

RSVP for Master Class with Stori Oates

Save these dates for MAPA Master Class 2017-2018!

Thursday, October 5, 2017
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018

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  • Previous Master Classes

    Winter 2017:
    Hip Hop with MA Dance Instructor Nicole Klaymoon.
    Nicole led a class rooted in a reverence for each individual’s untamed and distinctive artistic expression and emphasized the cipher (free-style circle) to initiate the raw energy of house dance culture. The workshop began with high-energy house method technique class that includes foundational house footwork, improvisation, and innovative choreography that incorporates classic hip hop, waacking, and other social street dance traditions. 
    When not at MA, Nicole is the Artistic Director and Founder of the street dance theater company, Embodiment Project. She has toured nationally and internationally with her company as a solo artist. She received a B.A. in Dance from UCLA and an M.F.A. in Performance Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies.
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