SPRING 2021 ONLINE Classes

Class Information

Note: All ONLINE classes are taught live using Zoom and ALL students are required to be visible during the class. We find that this creates a more productive learning experience, promotes a sense of community and encourages peer teaching/learning. ALL classes are small in size to make the online teaching/learning a quality- typically 6 students. We also offer extra support before and after classes to ensure our students have every opportunity to learn and be successful.

MONDAYS: SCRATCH PROGRAMMING FOR BEGINNERS

SCRATCH is a block-based visual programming language children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animations. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. It's a fun way to develop a good foundation of programming concepts and best practices. Scratch is designed and maintained by Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab. Students will be introduced to the Scratch software/workspace, learn foundations of programming, and be challenged to create their own projects including an animation, interactive band and games.

 

*Students will need to supply their own programing device(s) that can run Scratch software and ability to run Zoom online.

We will offer additional support by scheduling a one-on-one orientation with our students before the first class and guidance on installing correct software.

Dates: Jan 25th-March 22, 2021 (8 classes, no classes March 8th due to spring break)

Ages: 9-12

Days: Mondays

Time: 5pm-6:30pm

Class Fee: $150

ONLINE with Zoom

Teacher: Katie Kelley

Class size is limited.

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TUESDAYS: INTRO TO TinkerCAD- a 3d design software

Tinkercad is an online collection of software tools that help people all over the world think, create and make. Tinkercad is an ideal introduction to Autodesk, the leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. In this introductory class, students will gain a foundation of how to use the software/tools through teacher-led instruction and then learn the basics of building 3 dimensional designs using additive and subtractive methods. They will also gain insight into the different capabilities that the Tinkercad software is used for- 3D printing, LEGO designs and Minecraft creation. The final challenge will be for students to design their own bubble wand or glider that will be 3D printed.

*Students will need to supply their own programing device(s) that can run the online Tinkercad software, and ability to run Zoom at the same time. Students will also need to create an account to join the Tinkercad class. Contact us for more options and/or details.

*3D prints will be picked up by the parents/adults or shipping can be arranged for an additional fee.

We will offer additional support by scheduling an orientation one-on-one with our students before the first class and guidance on purchasing robot kits and installing correct software.

Dates: Jan 26th-March 23, 2021 (8 classes, no class March 9th due to spring break)

Ages: 9-12

Days: Tuesdays

Time: 6:30pm-8:00pm

Class Fee: $150

3D print fee: $20

ONLINE with Zoom

Teacher: Katie Kelley

Class size is limited.

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WEDNESDAYS: LEGO ROBOTICS: LEGO SPIKE PRIME or Robot inventor-  beginner to intermediate 

This class is designed to develop building and programming skills. Students will work with the LEGO Robotics System- LEGO Spike Prime and/or Robot Inventor. They will explore and produce working models and bring them to life with programming. They will also develop vocabulary and presentation skills working as a group of learners. This class is developed for beginner to intermediate experience.

*Students will need to supply their own programing device(s) that can run coordinating LEGO software (Spike Prime or Robot Inventor), LEGO robot kit, and ability to run Zoom online.

We will offer additional support by scheduling an orientation one-on-one with our students before the first class and guidance on purchasing robot kits and installing correct software.

Dates: Jan 27th-March 24, 2021 (8 classes, no class March 10th due to spring break)

Ages: 9 and Up

Days: Wednesdays

Time: 5pm-6:30pm

Class Fee: $170

ONLINE with Zoom

Teacher: Katie Kelley

Class size is limited.

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