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2-5 Year-Olds

MOMMY/DADDY & ME:

INTRO TO STEAM

Mommy / Daddy & Me:    Intro to STEAM

Ages: 2-5 (with adult)

Prerequisite: None

Early exposure to STEAM / STEM has positive impacts across the entire spectrum of learning. This session uses exploration, play, building and curiosity with simple machines and textures to allow children to experientially learn using their senses. Adult participation required.

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Coding 101

Ages: 5+

Prerequisite: None

This session serves as an introduction to coding techniques using block-based programming. We will explore how code converts to instructions a machine 'understands'. Your young engineers will be introduced to patterns, algorithms, loops and events.

Design 101

Ages: 5-8

Prerequisite: None

This session serves as an introduction to design and artistic expression. We will explore pixel art and 2 dimensional models. Stop motion technology will be used to experiment with automation.

 

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Design 201

Ages: 8-12

Prerequisite: Design 101

Circuits 101

This session will explore advanced topics in pixel art and introduction to 3D pens and templates. Your young engineers will be invited to build ornaments and jewelry. Paper crafting will also be introduced, as will light-up crafts.

Robotics 101

Ages: 5-8

Prerequisite: None

This session serves as an introduction to robotics and components as well as imaginative play and creative story-telling. Your young engineers will build robots from spare parts and will use commercially available robots to 'teach' robots commands using markers.

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Robotics 201

Ages: 8-12

Prerequisite: Robotics 101

Coding 101

Building on Robotics 101 topics, this session will work with more complex robots. Coding of robots will occur via a 3rd party device (i.e. tablet). 

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Project-Based Robotics

Ages: 12+

Prerequisite: Robotics 201

Advanced topics to include agile project planning techniques and concepts. Your young engineers will use design thinking techniques to innovate. They will then be provided with materials to build and create. Iterative building, regular feedback loops and demo opportunities will be taught and shared.

Circuits 101

Ages: 5-8

Prerequisite: None

This session will serve as an introduction to circuits and electricity. We will build projects using a board that functions like a printed circuit board found in most electronic products. Your young engineers will also be introduced to paper circuits.

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Circuits 201

Ages: 8-12

Prerequisite: Circuits 101

Building on concepts learned in Circuits 101, your young engineers will explore paper circuits and be introduced to advanced electronic building blocks. The idea generation cycle will also be introduced. 

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Circuits 301

Ages: 8-12

Prerequisite: Circuits 101

Coding 101

Advanced topics in circuitry and electrical engineering will be introduced to your young engineers. Arduinos and/or Raspberry Pi devices devices will be introduced, as well as advanced coding techniques, to encourage the building and coding of new inventions.

eWearables 101

Ages: 9-12

Prerequisite: Maker 101

Your young engineer will be introduced to sewing concepts and together we will revisit basic circuitry. Materials (fabric/felt) will be used to create simple e-wearable projects.

Circuits and Movement

Ages: 12+

Prerequisite: eWearables 101

Coding 101

We will review eWearable concepts (sewing, circuitry, fabric selection) and coding. Your young engineer will then program sensors and lights to coincide with rhythmical musical patterns. We will also assemble eWearables once programmed.

STEAM Sampler

Ages: 5-12

Prerequisite: None

Science? Technology? Robotics? Engineering? Art? Math? Not sure what to focus on? Join us for sampling of STE(A)M activities.

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Maker 101

Ages: 8-12

Prerequisite: Circuits 101

Design 101

We will review circuits and design concepts. LEDs, yarn and fabric will be introduced. Participants will make simple projects.

Project-Based Maker

Ages: 12+

Prerequisite: Maker 101

Advanced topics to include agile project planning techniques and concepts. Your young engineers will use design thinking techniques to innovate. They will then be provided with materials to build and create. Iterative building, regular feedback loops and demo opportunities will be taught and shared.

Entrepreneurship 101

Ages: 8-12

Prerequisite: None

Have a great idea? Learn to plan to start a business. We will use idea generation techniques and introduce long and short-term planning concepts. We will review the meaning of marketplace, creativity and innovation. Your young entrepreneurs will plan to take an idea to market by the end of this session.

Entrepreneurship 201

Ages: 12+

Prerequisite: Entrepreneurship 101

Project-Based Maker

We will review concepts from Entrepreneurship 101. We will leverage projects built in either Project-Based Robotics or Project-Based Maker sessions. Your young engineers / entrepreneurs will plan to sell their products at (TBD) market.

Leadership 

Ages: 12+

Prerequisite: None

Your young leaders will be introduced to servant leadership principles and to the agile mindset. Role playing scenarios will be enacted and your young leaders will be offered internship coaching to the above 101 sessions.

Introduction to French

Ages: all

Prerequisite: None

Together we will explore common French phrases and greetings. We will learn to say and write common French verbs. We will also learn the days of the week and how to count to 10. We will practice simple conversations with our classmates.

Introduction to Spanish

Ages: all

Prerequisite: None

Together we will explore common Spanish phrases and greetings. We will learn to say and write common Spanish verbs. We will also learn the days of the week and how to count to 10. We will practice simple conversations with our classmates.

Introduction to Greek

Ages: all

Prerequisite: None

Together we will explore common Greek phrases and greetings. We will learn to say and write common Greek verbs and explore the Greek alphabet. We will also learn the days of the week and how to count to 10. We will practice simple conversations with our classmates.