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COURSES

All courses are 4 weeks long except for the competition teams and the special Android app coding course. To register, click on the Register button next to each course or go to our online Registration page.

Schedule:

Time Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday
4:30-5:30 Code Academy:
Code Your Own
Android App
(10 weeks)
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3D Video
GameMaker

LEGO Robotics:
Musical Bots
Full/Closed.
Please register
for November.
Minecraft

Madness!
Volcano Island
5:30-7:00 Robotics Teams Chess Teams

Code Academy

Code Your Own Android App!
$220
4:30-5:30
10 weeks, Tuesday, 10/8 – 12/10 (no classes 11/26)
Grades 3 to 8


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In this digital age, coding has become an important element in teaching kids foundational literacy skills. It’s important for children to UNDERSTAND the basic technology that surrounds them and be able to innovate with it … which is why we’ve developed this course.

Children will develop and program an app for the Android using the MIT App Inventor software. Within this framework, kids will learn:

  • the engineering and technological design processes for developing software applications
  • the basics of coding to include fundamental concepts in loops, variables, conditions, etc.
  • the elements of a good, functional app
  • the importance and aspects of user interface

Children will need an Android phone or device (the Academy will have one available for general use, but it’s recommended for each child to bring one for the class).

Fall STEM

3D Video GameMaker
$60
4:30-5:30
Tuesday, 10/8 – 10/29
Grades 3 to 8


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Our Video GameMaker program lets students become producers as well as consumers of these widely played games.

Students are introduced to the basics of game development while learning to use Kodu gamemaking software. This software uses a visual programming language designed to be accessible to children and made specifically for creating games. Kodu’s various capabilities enable students to develop and program a wide range of inventive and visually interesting games that are played in a 3-D world.

Returning students progress to developing increasingly complicated games to include multi-players and multi-levels.

LEGO Robotics, $60

Musical Bots
4:30-5:30
Thursday, 10/10 – 10/31
Grades K to 8


Child FName, LName, Grade
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robot birthday cake 1

Learn to build some amazing robots! (Can you tell our puppy robot from a real dog?)

Students are introduced to the basics of robotics while working hands-on with various LEGO robotic systems, including Mindstorms, Mindstorms NXT, and EV3. Students design and construct different robots and then use computers to teach them to move, react, and solve various challenges.

In Musical Bots, children will build and program robots and play their creations like a rock star!

Minecraft Madness!, $50

Minecraft

Volcano Island
Grades K to 8
Friday, 10/11 – 11/1
4:30-5:30
Full/Closed

Join the Minecraft Madness! Minecraft is a widely popular 3D video game that lets users explore, construct, create, and interact inside an open and changeable virtual world. Because of its educational potential, Minecraft has evolved into an excellent (and engaging) way for students to learn about computer science, technology, and other STEM-related subjects. If students are already Minecrafters, our courses will help to satisfy their love of the game. If they are not familiar with Minecraft, these courses are a wonderful way to get started on developing a digital literacy that will aid them throughout their academic careers.

Both experienced and new Minecrafters are welcome, as each of our monthly courses introduces a new world or civilization, with different missions, quests, or challenges. These tasks encourage students to learn, to think strategically, and to work together to accomplish their goals. Students do not need a Minecraft account as we use a proprietary curriculum where kids access Minecraft using our accounts and explore and learn in our networked server.