ONE-DAY Academy PRESENTATIONS, COURSE ROUND-UP,
ONLINE and ONSITE REGISTRATION + SNACKS
aug. 9, 2017, 9:30 am-1:30 pm
at The Academy, (CBC, 6500 E. Girard Ave., Denver 80224
Brad Calvert – Future Metro Denver on the Cutting Edge – (class meets Thursdays 1:15 – 3:00). In recent years, “millennials” have been the defining demographic factor for metro Denver growth. Well, “seniors” have become the defining demographic for the future. How is population growth, including the impact of “seniors,” going to affect metro living? This course will educate you about metropolitan cooperation, characterized by the Brookings Institution as among the best examples in the country. You will also study what transportation, housing affordability and choice will look like and how will they affect your lifestyle. Digital technology will be addressed as it is redefining urban planning and service delivery. Denver is rumored to be the preferred site of Google to demonstrate the “City of the Future.” Come get a taste of what all the excitement is about.
Brad Calvert is the Regional Planning and Development Director, Denver Regional Council of Governments and one of the many featured speakers of this class.
David Marsh – U.S. Highway 50 the “Main Street of America” – (class meets Wednesday 11:30 – 1:00)
Time Magazine calls U.S. Highway 50 the “main street of America”–the highway extends from Maryland’s eastern shore to Sacramento and passes through Washington, D.C., Cincinnati, St. Louis, Kansas City and the heartland of America. What were the noble ideas that shaped our nation and how have these ideas played out as we tour across the country? This class will use Highway 50 to explore America from its founding, early development, the Civil War, and westward expansion, to our current life together. Today’s presentation will be just a glimpse of what we will learn this semester.
David Marsh, former Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the Rossier School of Education at USC specialized in curriculum and instruction. He was also an adviser to the California and U.S. Departments of Education .
Susan Blake-Smith – Hamilton: The Man & the Musical (class meets Wednesdays 1:30 – 3:00)
Hamilton, the record-breaking Broadway sensation, has sparked new interest in one of America’s most fascinating founding fathers. Using songs from the musical as our backdrop, we’ll touch on the highlights of Alexander Hamilton’s remarkable story from his brutal childhood in St. Croix to his meteoric rise to Secretary of the Treasury, his role in the country’s first publicized sex scandal and his fateful duel with Aaron Burr. We will discuss why the musical has “revolutionized” Broadway and whether it is historically accurate. While this lecture can only scratch the surface of what will be presented during the course in the fall, it will be fast-paced, fun and informative. To quote a line from the musical: you’re going to “want to be in the room where it happens.”
Susan Blake-Smith has been an enthusiastic member of The Academy since its inception where she has taught Spanish for many years and facilitated a popular counterfactual history class called “What If?”
The Day includes:
-Information about all Spring courses
-Chance to meet course leaders and learn about their courses.
-Assistance with Online registration for classes beginning Sept. 12, 13, 14.
No RSVPs necessary. 6500 E Girard Ave, Denver CO 80224
(303) 770-0786 (Messages only)