Faculty Master Class

Faculty Master Class sessions are free and open to all French American + International parents, guardians, faculty, and staff. The spring session will be held on May 15 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Arts Pavilion! 

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Faculty Master Class Series

May 15 

6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

All French American + International parents and guardians are invited to join us for our new Faculty Master Class series. First hosted in January 2023, this new series is an evening of faculty-led seminars and workshops that gives attendees the opportunity to interact with our teachers as they share in their areas of expertise and interest. The 45-minute seminars and workshops are bookended by conversation over food and drink in the Theater lobby. More about the Spring Series seminars and workshops are below—we hope to see you there! 

Spring 2023 Master Class Sessions 

Exploring San Francisco's Radical History Through Landscape
Presented by Josephine Hill, Upper School Art teacher
Taking a handful of local sites as case studies, we will explore San Francisco's radical history and its impact on our current social, political, and political landscape.

You Are What You Eat!
Presented by Angela Wesley, Upper School Biology teacher
Nutrients from the foods we eat provide the foundation of the integrity, structure and function of every little cell in our body, from skin to hair, from muscles to bones, from digestive to immune systems. We’ll examine the scientific basis of different foods, discuss sources for obtaining these nutrients and probe ways of testing the foods for different nutrients. 

Analyzing Multimodal Texts - Music Video
Presented by Katt Borrowman, Upper School English teacher 
IB English Language and Literature includes the study of non-literary bodies of work, inviting students to apply critical thinking skills to interpret, analyze, and evaluate a wide variety of non-literary forms. In this workshop, we'll get a taste for this, by looking closely at  music videos to explore how some use irony and humor to convey a commentary on censorship.

A Fabulous History of la Polynésie Française: It’s Not Just Bora Bora and Club Med!
Presented by Scott Paton, Upper School Humanities teacher
A journey to boggle your senses and get you primed and ready for conversation on your next vacation!

Introducing The Sonnet
Presented by Kirsten Tranter, Upper School English teacher 
What is a sonnet? How does it work? Why do poets from Shakespeare to contemporary writers find it such a compelling form, equally appropriate for a love poem or a political statement? To explore how the fourteen lines of the sonnet can be crafted to express emotion, relay ideas, and reflect on literary tradition, we’ll explore both classic Shakespearean examples as well as more contemporary ones.

Faculty Master Class sessions are free and open to all French American + International parents, guardians, faculty, and staff.