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Alpha Parent Learning Center / ACE Learning Center

School Year: 2020/2021

English Classes

Evening Online Classes: Every week from Monday – Thursday, 6 – 9:30 pm
Classes are taught online via zoom until it is safe to have classes in person.

Alpha Parent Learning Center / ACE Learning Center Staff

  • Alejandro Espinoza, Lead
  • Adrian Parra, English Instructor

Oakland International High School – LEARNING LAB / ACE Learning Center

School year: 2020/2021

Adult / Family Member Classes:
Refugee & Immigrant Transitions will offer two levels of remote English & technology Classes (via Zoom), four days/week, for one hour/day, starting instruction the week after Labor Day (September 8th.) While the classes themselves will be shorter (one hour versus one and a half hours in previous years, due to the challenges of maintaining a high level of engagement via zoom for long periods of time), RIT will be supplementing the lost hours of instruction with one-on-one check-ins and additional asynchronous learning. OIHS will be working with adult learners and Refugee & Immigrant Transitions to create a computer loaner system, ensure that families have access to reliable internet at home, and that they understand the basics of computer use and how to access/utilize zoom before taking the computers home.

Instructor: Cara Lazarus
Class 1: M -Th 9:30-10:30
Class 2: M – Th 11:30-12:30

Bridge to Community College Classes:
We continue to partner with Peralta Colleges to host dual-enrollment classes for OIHS students in the distance-learning context, as well as specialized support classes in college-level math to ensure students can equitably access their college level content. This Fall, OIHS will contract East Bay Consortium for college mentoring to support students in applying for colleges, completing FAFSA applications and applying to scholarships, and contract with Peralta Colleges to provide transitional counseling to students attending community college in the Spring and Summer of 2021.

FALL 2020

Laney College
Math 50- Trigonometry
Manny Medina
Days /Times: ONLINE Mon/Wed 3:30-5:45pm
Instructor’s Office Hours: Thursdays 3:30 -4:30 and by appointment

Laney College
ESOL 273A- Grammar 3
Amanda Price
Days /Times: Tu/Th 3:30-5:20


Laney College
Math 1—Pre-Calculus
Manny Medina
Days /Times: ONLINE Mon/Wed 3:30-5:45pm

Laney College
ESOL 252A—Reading and Writing 2
Instructor TBD
Days /Times: Tu/Th 3:30-5:20


Laney College
Math 13—Statistics
Manny Medina
Days /Times: M-F 5 weeks

College Math Support Classes
Tuesday: 12:00-1:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00-1:00PM

College & Career Readiness Classes:
While much remains unknown about the possibilities of career exploration in the Covid-19 context, we will continue to host our college literacy, KDOL video production class, a Career Week, and career readiness post session classes in the distance context, if not in person. We continue to partner with Genesys, YouthBeats & KDOL, and Code Nation and, this fall, we will all work together to adapt our internship plans to respond to uncertainty around when it might be safe to return to in person programming. While we do not know what this will look like, we plan to prioritize collaboration with our partners and fund stipends for OIHS teachers to redesign work-based learning and internship programs to meet the requirements of the SIP/pandemic learning context.

College Literacy:
Tuesday: 11:00-12:00, 1:00-2:00
Thursday: 11:00-12:00, 1:00-2:00

KDOL Video Production Internship
Monday: 8:20 – 10am, 10:05 – 11:55am
Tuesday: 8:20 – 10am, 10:05 – 11:55am
Wednesday: 8:20 – 10am, 9:20 – 10:15am, 11:20am – 12:15pm, 1 – 1:55pm
Thursday: 8:20 – 10am, 10:05 – 11:55am
Friday: 8:20 – 10am, 10:05 – 11:55am

Career Readiness Post Session Classes
Schedule & Plan TBD pending distance learning context in the Spring Semester.

Career Week
Schedule & Plan TBD pending distance learning context in the Spring Semester

Oakland International High School – Learning Lab / ACE Learning Center Staff

  • Lauren Markham, Director, Learning Lab
  • David Hansen, Co-Principal
  • Cara Lazarus, Instructor, Parent ELS Class
  • Manny Medina, Instructor, Math 201: Elementary Algebra
  • Amanda Price, Instructor, ESOL 273A: Grammar 3

San Francisco International High School / ACE Learning Center

School year: 2020/2021

Literacy in Distance Learning: Grades 9 – 10
Monday – Wednesday, Small Group Instruction 12:40 pm – 3:30 pm
Friday, Push-in (to ELA classes) 10:45 am – 12:00 pm and 2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

SPAN Advising and Student Support:
Monday – Wednesday 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Continuation Program and Case Management
Monday and Wednesday 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Friday 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

San Francisco International High School/ACE Learning Center Staff

  • Tara Hobson, Principal
  • Kirk Schuler, Span Advisor and Continuing Program Coordinator
  • Heather Wallace, Literacy Coach
  • Jill Smith, Acceleration Program/Literacy Teacher

KALW Audio Academy / ACE Learning Center Syllabus

Academy year: 2020/2021

KALW Audio Academy 2020-2021 Syllabus
Seminars are weekly September – December 2020 and then bimonthly January – June 2021

  • Week One: Field Recording
  • Week Two: Journalistic ethics & election coverage
  • Week Three: Show & digital production
  • Week Four: Voicing & tracking
  • Week Five: Reporting, sound, and scene
  • Week Six: ProTools basics
  • Week Seven: ProTools lab: Cutting an interview
  • Week Eight: From raw tape to story
  • Week Nine: Writing for radio / How to get an edit
  • Week Ten: ProTools 2 / How to deliver audio to engineers
  • Week Eleven: News spots
  • Week Twelve: Art of the pitch
  • Week Thirteen: Art of the interview
  • Week Fourteen: Story structure
  • Week Fifteen: Resumes, internships, and job applications
  • January Listening session: Thinking in soundscapes, Freelancing like a boss
  • February Listening session: How to keep ’em listening, Visiting Reporter
  • March Listening session: Thinking like an investigative reporter, Visiting Reporter
  • April Listening session: Student-led, Visiting Reporter
  • May Listening Session: Student-led, Life after Audio Academy
  • June Graduation


KALW Audio Academy Staff

  • Ben Trefny: News Director
  • Hana Baba:Host/Reporter/Mentor
  • David Boyer, Managing Editor/Mentor
  • Lisa Morehouse:Senior Editor/Mentor
  • Marissa Ortega-Welch:Reporter/Editor/Training Manager
  • Angela Johnston:Reporter
  • Jenee Darden:Reporter
  • Teresa Cotsirilos, Reporter
  • Holly McDede, Reporter
  • Shereen Adel, Content Manager
  • Gabe Grabin:Sound Engineer/Mentor
  • James Rowlands:Sound engineer
  • Tarek Fouda: Sound engineer
  • Sonia Narang: Editor