Golden Arrow at Workspace
Workspace has launched Golden Arrow, a rigorous AP-based curriculum for academically-geared high school students.
Inspired by programs offered at top prep schools such as Exeter, Stanford Online HS, Milton, and Andover, the Golden Arrow Humanities track will deliver a traditional classical liberal arts education. Students on the STEM track will be equipped with the skills, knowledge, experience, and competency to undertake their own independent scientific research studies and solve real-world problems.
This program is designed for middle school and high school aged students. It is a six-year continuum of history (ancient through modern), literature, and language arts, that incorporates all forms of writing and communication skills required for test excellence, Socratic seminar, and public speaking. This course work is heavy in writing and students should expect to submit one writing assignment per week.
The program will prepare students for college level tests such as Advanced Placement, CLEPS, SATs, and ACTs. It will be guided by experienced tutors and teachers in English and history who will team up to deliver curated curriculum and give personalized attention to each student. Class size is limited to 10 students.
Ancient History, Mythology, World Geography, Language Arts, Current Events
World History, Stories from Around the World, History of English Language, Regional Geography and Current Affairs
History of Western Civilization, Classical Literature, Human Geography
European History, British Literature, Art History, Comparative Government & Politics
U.S. History, U.S. Literature, U. S. Government
Modern History, Modern Literature, Micro/Macro Economics
Over the course of four years, students will acquire the foundational knowledge in biology, chemistry, environmental science and physics. They will become lab technicians proficient in all kinds of measuring equipment. Students will master proper observation skills, lab best practices and become proficient in data collection, displaying data, info graphics and arcGIS geo-spatial displays. Students will use technology, coding, and math algorithms to interpret data to predict results.
Golden Arrow STEM Students Will:
- Be able to decode and replicate experiments as outlined in research papers and be challenged to iterate the experiments to further research.
- Choose their own independent research projects and connect to scientists in their areas of interest.
- Interact with the MARS Lab at Uconn and the WCSU Chemistry Lab.
- Enter science competitions.
our goal is 100% engagement in an
immersive scientific experience.
The science program will be supported by individualized Math programs run by Samantha Rogers BS (Math, Physics). Samantha will support each student at their level in Math. students will also be able to join our Math Circle on Sundays to prepare for Math competitions with Dr. Andre Kotlov, Mathematician (Russian).
Students will have Kyle Brown as their advisor on all technology and coding related activities. Students will be learning Python and/or R computer languages in order to display their scientific research. They will participate in Hackathons (problem solving competitions) and create technical solutions using code, robotics with guidance from our tech community. . Students will apply their knowledge of physics, math and measurement to desktop manufacturing, design and engineering using Fusion 360 (Autodesk platform) and technical drawing platforms.
Golden Arrow Instructors
Dr. Bozeman is an ecologist, specializing in biogeochemistry, and she loves exploring science in nature and in the lab to answer scientific questions. For over 18 years, Dr. Bozeman has studied how organisms structure the chemical, biological, and physical environment around them, and in turn, how the environment influences organisms.
She earned her Ph.D. at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies researching how the interaction of bacteria and algae in aquatic ecosystems drives organism growth and the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide. Basically, she studied how an ecosystem ‘breathes’ and produces ‘food’.
Dr. Bozeman has led the Environmental Science Department at Post University for 5 years and taught over 15 courses across the curriculum. At Yale, she was a teaching assistant in 6 courses ranging in topics from Ecosystem Analysis to Genesis and Collapse of Old World Civilizations. Dr. Bozeman is co-author on two peer-reviewed publications, one on the consumption of ancient carbon by food webs from the melting of permafrost, and the most recent on how the growth of an opportunistic bacterial pathogen is influenced by adaptation to their environment.
Dr. Bozeman has a wide interest in all things science and education, and wants to build strong, healthy communities through science. She volunteers as science advisor for several community organizations in Connecticut, including a coral conservation non-profit and an organization that empowers young girls. She has performed multiple community-based science projects, including a myco-remediation experiment to remove arsenic from contaminated soil, and she has worked with entrepreneurs to test a method to grow plants from liquid organic wastes, the process of organic hydroponics.
Dr. Bozeman is excited to be a part of Workspace Education and help students explore all aspects of science and learn the foundational skills to perform science at the highest level.
Kyle Brown is a 30+ year information technology veteran with vast experience across multiple disciplines and industries. Starting in 1985 with the development of one of the first commercially available computer-aided software engineering (CASE) tools for microcomputers, Kyle has participated in numerous successful businesses in a variety of roles, including programming, network engineering, and junior and executive management. He was worked for large organizations including General Electric and Interpublic Group, several medium and small businesses, and has had numerous independent assignments with such companies as IBM and General Reinsurance, including several international assignments. Kyle is the co-author of a series of books on Lotus Notes.
Kyle is the founder of the Wilton App Academy, a learning center for training the next generation of technology innovators beginning at the elementary school level, as well as delivering instruction to corporate clients in the areas of data science and machine learning. He is formerly VP Engineering and VP Product for LiveIntent. LiveIntent’s groundbreaking technology delivers real-time display advertising within email on any device, at the time a message is opened, utilizing machine learning and prediction. Previously he was Chief Technology Officer of Prescients, a marketing automation company based in Westport, CT. Prior to this, he was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Channel:1 Corporation, specializing in hand-held and RFID technology for lead capture and distribution in live experiential marketing settings.
Mr. Curley comes to Workspace from a 20-year career in teaching and administrating in independent schools. With a BA in German History and Literature from Harvard and an MA in European History from Boston University, Mr. Curley has a deep knowledge of and appreciation for History and the Humanities.
As is true of most people who have spent time at independent schools, Mr. Curley has held a great many different responsibilities over the past two decades. He has been a dorm parent, a coach, and a choral conductor. He has taught outside his expertise in European History, with classes in Environmental Studies, International Relations, and Juggling. He has administrative experience, as well, having served as Dean of Student Life, History Department Chair, Director of Innovation and Technology, and (most recently) the Director of Curriculum and Technology at Wooster.
The shifts from History and the humanities into technology, curriculum, and then administration have given Mr. Curley new sets of experiences and skills: designing two makerspaces, building curriculum in technology and in the humanities, and managing Wooster’s transition to a new database system. These have given him the chances to continue developing skills of organization, communication, patience, and humor.
Throughout his career, Mr. Curley has found that the best teachers foster curiosity, self-awareness, safety, and connection, while all the time modeling positive ethical and intellectual habits in their own lives. It is a great pleasure to join with students in seeking their passions, and to discover the innumerable connections between their interests, their teachers’ interests, and those of their peers and the broader community and culture. Such connections, born of a mutual sense of wonder about the world around us, help create active and questioning minds, and they develop perspectives that enrich understanding.
Cornelia Guest comes from the world of publishing, where she worked for 30 years as an editor at top New York publishing houses such as Grosset & Dunlap and Bobbs-Merrill, where she was Editorial Director. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, she now specializes in helping students become exceptional writers. She has taught composition and literature at the college level, plus helped many high school students through the college admissions process, including test preparation.
Guest is passionate about education. Her own children, triplets, attending Exeter, Andover, and Milton boarding schools, where they were exposed to the Harkness Method, which Guest uses in her classes. She believes strongly that this method helps develop both curiosity and confidence in her students.
She also knows what colleges are looking for in their applicants, and she helps prepare students to be strong candidates. Her students have matriculated at such top schools as MIT, Stanford, Brown, the University of Chicago, Amherst, and Cornell. These students find themselves well prepared for the rigors of college.
Guest also is the nation’s leading coach of School SCRABBLE; her students have won the national championship for the past four years. In addition, she directs SCRABBLE tournaments all over the county and is on the Advisory Board of the North American SCRABBLE Players Association.
Guest is excited to be coming to Workspace, where she hopes to excite students about writing and literature.