Logan Innovative Learning Center

Please view our COVID-19 Contingency Plan for holding ILC classes during the 2020-2021 school year. We will continue to monitor state guidelines and update this plan accordingly.

Logan ILC Location

Student Support Services
420 S. 550 E.
River Heights, UT 84321

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Class day: Thursday

Grades: 6-10

Schedule (Classes meet on Thursdays)

 

 

Courses Offered (Fall 2020)

All ILC classes are offered in-person. You can view specific middle school and high school course descriptions for “core” courses on the Williamsburg Learning website.

Grades 6/7 Core: STEM 6/7 A, Leadership 6/7 A

Grade 8 Core: STEM 8 A, Leadership 8 A

Grade 9 Core: Earth Science A, Personal Leadership A

Grade 10 Core: Biology A, Social Leadership A

Art & Tech Electives as follows: 

  • Middle School & High School – 3D Design and Modeling (Fall)
    Mentor: Sarah Lopez
  • This course introduces students to basic drafting and 3D modeling with Computer-Aided Design software. As students learn the basic tools of CAD, they will be challenged to imagine designs throughout the semester that are creative, innovative, functional, and unique. Students will learn to communicate their designs through both technical drawings and computer models. Then they will bring their designs to life through 3D printing.
  • Middle School – Outdoor Survival (Fall)
    Mentor: Julia Dye
  • In this course, survival skills are developed in three areas: Medical Survival, Outdoor Survival, and Mental and Emotional Survival. Students learn the basics of CPR, First Aid, emergency preparedness, safe outdoor recreation, how to build a shelter, start a fire, call for help, stress management, mindfulness, and suicide prevention. They practice new skills through hands-on exercises. By taking this course, your student will not only know the basics of how to survive their life, but how to thrive in the midst of uncertainty and challenge.
  • High School – Drawing (Fall)
    Mentor: Laura Balmaceda
  • Students will practice the fundamentals of visual art, including line, shape, value, composition, color theory, and design. Students will explore introductory art history and discover professional opportunities in the visual arts—from entertainment and gaming to publishing and graphic design. They will receive personalized mentor feedback to identify their artistic strengths and weaknesses. Each class will include a mix of focused practical lessons and personal projects.
  • High School – Painting (Winter)
    Mentor: Laura Balmaceda
  • The magic of color! Students will break out the paints and learn to experiment with a variety of paint materials: oils, watercolors, acrylics, and pastels. In their best impersonation of Claude Monet, students will learn how light interacts with color and try their brush at impressionism, Plein air, stylization, and realism. Class projects will include designing a character, a scene, and a narrative illustration. Come join us as we play with the paints!
  • Middle School & High School – Lego Robotics (Winter)
    Mentor: Sarah Lopez
  • Students will design, build, and program robots to accomplish various challenges. Along the way, students will learn about the engineering design process, robust design, troubleshooting, sensors and feedback loops, and systems design. At the end of the semester, students will compete with their robots on assigned challenges.
  • Middle School & High School – Elective TBA (Winter)
    Mentor: Sarah Lopez
  • Course description coming soon.

Mentors

Laura Balmaceda Leadership and Art Mentor

Laura Balmaceda
HS Leadership 9 & 10, Art Mentor

Laura is passionate about helping students develop their creative side and explore their passions. She is also a passionate, life-long artist. In her own words, “When I am not on the dance floor, I work as a narrative illustrator, designer, and fine artist. I love to create images that are lyrical and filled with human emotion.”

Laura has over 20 years of experience teaching and performing as a professional ballroom dancer. She recently joined the Weber State University Adjunct faculty as a specialist in Latin and Ballroom partnership dancing and also serves as the Artistic Director and Dance Director/Head Coach for Davis County Ballroom. She has studied Art and Graphic Design at Weber State University, and Illustration at Utah State University.

Julia Dye Mentor

Julia Dye
MS Leadership & Outdoor Survival Mentor

Julia loves helping students develop the leadership skills to open new doors of opportunity and growth. In her own words, “The thing I love most about mentoring is the opportunity to connect one on one with youth—getting to know their quirks, their dreams, and their joys. It is incredible to witness their personal growth and development as they learn and experience new things.”

Over the past eight years, Julia has mentored thousands of youth at BSA camps, AFY camps, and in private classes. Julia completed a degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University and enjoys reading, hiking, camping, and canyoneering with her husband, Jordan.

Dave Rees
Science/STEM Mentor

As you know, passionate and dedicated mentors can inspire students to learn more than they ever imagined. Dave is one of those mentors. He has tutored math and science for over six years and has been a student of science his entire life. In his words, “I love explosions, unpredictable chemical reactions, and figuring out why stuff does what it does. My greatest award in science was being voted “most likely to be a mad scientist” by my classmates at Carbon High.”

Dave is studying Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, with an emphasis in classical scientific thought at Southern Utah University. His background in computer technology helps him find fun and unique ways to make math and science come alive.

Sarah Lopez ILC Mentor

Sarah Lopez
MS & HS Tech Electives Mentor

Sarah has always loved learning about math and engineering, but discovered early on that sharing this passion with students was even more exciting! She thrives on watching students make their own discoveries through curiosity and exploration and seeing them catch on to the excitement of learning.

Sarah has been involved in robotics for most of her life, both as a student and mentor. She has been a teacher, tutor, and mentor in a variety of educational settings from middle school through college. She has degrees in Math Education, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma Christian University and Utah State University.

Sarah lives in Logan UT, with her husband and foster children.

Staff

Becky Matz
Site Coordinator – 828-305-1530

As you know, dedicated communities foster dedicated students—and every community needs a leader. That’s where Becky comes in. As a homeschooling mom of three kids, Becky has worked with youth in numerous settings, including camps, after-school programs, co-ops, and 4H. In her own words, “I hope I can help spark learning and discovery in youth and also help them recognize their strengths, gifts, and who they are so they can lead in their lives.” Becky is here to answer your questions about the Logan ILC program and help make your experience awesome.

Becky graduated with a degree in Recreation Management from Brigham Young University and enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking, gardening, and traveling.