​​GAME DESIGN AND CODING
















Xbox Game Design and Coding

Grades 3 - 5      11:00 am - 1:00 pm  

Grades 6 - 10​    11:00 am - 1:00 pm 

$395


Want to make games for the Xbox360®? 

At your own level, unleash your imagination as  Xbox 360® players become game creators! Young people learn creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming.  Learn easy-to-use game creation techniques and programming skills that make building personal playgrounds simple. 

Subject:            Computer Science & Technology       
Intelligences:   Logical/Mathematical, Visual​














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Minecraft Modding and JavaScript  Part 2
Grades 3 - 5      1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Grades 6 - 10    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$395

Parents, does your child spend hours
at their computer or game console

playing Minecraft?


Well, that may not be a bad thing.  This simple building-blocks game is one the few that successfully educates and entertains players.  Among other reasons, it helps your child develop and improve their visuospatial reasoning skills (aka visual perception of objects).  Using Java™ coding, students create brand new ideas and implement them into their very own worlds. Results will astound when written script transforms into a game, making Minecraft truly their own.    Level 2 continues in the Spring Session with more advanced coding in Java.


Subject:             Computer Science and Technology                  
Intelligences:    Logical/Mathematical, Visual, Interpersonal





















ROBOTICS


Robotics and the Internet of Things Part 1

Grades 5 - 11     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

$580 (Includes Robot and Mini-Computer)


Robotics and the Internet of Things Part 2

Grades 5 - 11     3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

$395 

                                                        
How does the Engineering Design Process impact the function of robots?

By applying science and engineering concepts to design, create, and engineer a functional robot, students are exposed to the assembly and programming of mechanical/electrical devices.  An Introduction to IoT prepares students to build their first Internet of Things device in Part 2. 

Each student builds and takes home their own robot and mini-computer


Subject:               Computer Science; Design & Engineering  
Intelligences:      Logical/Mathematical, Visual



Amazing Robotics!

Grades 3 - 5    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

​$410 includes Robot Fee


How are human functions designed into robots?

While learning concepts to design, create, and engineer a functional robot, skills include programming, ultra sound, light, touch, and other robotic sensors plus the basics of motors, gears, sensors, batteries, programming and assembly of mechanical and electrical devices.  Robotic skills are applied in several exciting events!  Students build and take home their own Robots!

Subject:               Computer Science; Design & Engineering  
Intelligences:      Logical/Mathematical, Visual

​​​​ANIMATION & SPECIAL EFFECTS













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Examples from our Chicago students (GenTech)



Creating 3-D Animations & Special Effects  Part 2
1:00 - 3:00 pm     Grades 6 - 10

$395
                                                                     
How do video games use coding to generate movement and visual and 
audio effects?

Students get a fun introduction to the Python programming language and object-oriented coding through the use of Blender, a professional 3-D computer graphics software  toolset used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3-D printed models, interactive 3-D applications and video games. As you build your own games, explore basic programming, concepts and learn to write in real code, you will enhance your games with images and sound.

Subject:            Math (Geometry) Computer Science &Technology     
Intelligences:     Logical/Mathematical, Visual
















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​​BUILDING AND INVENTING


Build, Invent, and Code Your Take-Home Laptop

Grades 5 - 9   9:00 am - 11:00 am

​$710


How are computers made and how does coding really work?


Spend your first day assembling a pi-top laptop from a Raspberry Pi and other circuit boards (that's yours to take home). Learn to troubleshoot hardware assembly and experience the thrill of booting up the laptop—that you built—for the first time. Then it's on to Python programming and electrical engineering. With an introduction to what hardware, engineering, and coding have to offer, this course has something for everyone.


Each student takes home their own laptop computer.

Subject:             Computer Science and Technology                  
Intelligences:    Logical/Mathematical, Visual, Interpersonal​​

SCHEDULE

March, 2018

Students take a break midway through each class and should bring a snack.

Students are grouped age-appropriately.

S.T.E.A.M. Saturday Enrichment Program 

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TUITION AND FEES


Registration Fee      $ 75 per school year; $35 after January       Includes Math Diagnostic Testing and  Multiple Intelligence Assessments​​


Regular Tuition        $595 per class  without grant


Tuition With Grant  $395 per class.  Grants are automatically awarded while funds are available


Supply Fees              Vary     

NOTE:                       Schedule subject to change.     Fees & Tuition are non-refundable unless the class is cancelled. 

                                 There is no refund for withdrawing from any class.