2017-18 TechStars Programs.docx

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Class Listings

  • 3D Animator Studio: Look Who's Talking
    3D Animator Studio: Look Who’s Talking
      (Ages 8+) Do you have what it takes to develop the next Disney/Pixar Animated Blockbuster?! In this great program, work with a partner & learn what it takes to...
  • 3D Coding & Programming with Alice 3.1
    3D Coding & Programming with Alice 3.1
    (Ages 8-12) Using Alice, an innovative 3D programming software created by Carnegie Mellon University, you’ll design animation for an interactive game, movie or story.  This object-oriented program is fun and...
  • 3D Design & Printing NEW!
    3D Design & Printing NEW!
    (Ages 9-12) Working with a partner and using Autodesk 123D Design and its easy-to-learn interface, learn how to design simple 3D objects, successfully prepare them for a 3D printer, and...
  • 3D Modeling with Google SketchUP NEW!
    3D Modeling with Google SketchUP NEW!
    (Ages 9+) If you can dream it, you can build it in 3D!!! Learn to use Google SketchUp 3D modeling software and build amazing 3D models: mansions and castles, race...
  • 3D Video Game Worlds
    3D Video Game Worlds
    (Ages 8-12) Want to continue on the path toward becoming a Video Game Programmer? Learn the fundamentals involved in creating your own 3D video game world! Work in teams to...
  • Augmented Reality With Aurasma - NEW!
    Augmented Reality With Aurasma – NEW!
    (Ages 8-12) Our exclusive new program introduces you to the ‘magic’ of Augmented Reality (AR). Working in pairs, you will bring the static world to life, creating content-rich interactive experiences...
  • Beginning Coding / Programming 1
    Beginning Coding / Programming 1
    (Ages 5-7) Take your first step toward becoming a Video Game Programmer! This course will introduce you to the programming concepts of LOGO, an amazing programming language with which you...
  • Camp All-S.T.A.R.
    Camp All-S.T.A.R.
    (Ages 5-7) New! Camp All S.T.A.R. Feed your child’s need for technology and fun with our specialty camp that emphasizes Science, Technology, Art and Recreation in a classic camp atmosphere....
  • Claymation Cinema
    Claymation Cinema
    (Ages 6-12) Film your very own claymation animated movie! Students will create characters out of clay and bring their creations to life by using digital cameras and animation software programs....
  • Coding with Python (Grades 4+)
    Coding with Python (Grades 4+)
      Python is a powerful, expressive programming language that’s easy to learn and fun to use! Working with a partner, we’ll guide you through the basics as you experiment with...
  • Coding with Scratch
    Coding with Scratch
    (Ages 6-8) Dive into the world of video game animation by creating characters that dance, sing and interact with one another. Working in teams, you’ll sound effects and music clips...
  • Comic Book Heroes
    Comic Book Heroes
    (Ages 9-12) Transform yourself into an environmental superhero and help solve one of the earth’s biggest problems. Working in teams, you’ll use innovative comic book software, digital art and your...
  • Cosmic eComic Books
    Cosmic eComic Books
    (Ages 7-10) Dream of being a graphic novelist? Work with a partner to write and design your own comic book tales. Create your own characters (even scary looking monsters!) for...
  • Digital Cartoon Workshop
    Digital Cartoon Workshop
    (Ages 7-9) Transfer yourself into a 2-dimensional cartoon! Students create a toon in their own image from hundreds of customizable clipart images … and then create a cartoon strip featuring...
  • Digital Movie Making
    Digital Movie Making
    (Ages 6-8) Let’s make a movie together! We’ll sing songs, tell stories & learn how to use a digital camera as we create our own masterpieces. We will do it...
  • Digital Moviemaking and Storytelling
    Digital Moviemaking and Storytelling
    (Ages 4-6) Let’s make a movie together! We’ll sing songs, tell stories & learn how to use a digital camera as we create our own masterpieces. We will do it...
  • Digital Music Producer
    Digital Music Producer
    You can be a disc jockey, dance contestant or composer! This course will have you and a partner creating digital dance music in a heartbeat … Whether you edit sounds,...
  • Digital Photography for ME!
    Digital Photography for ME!
    (Ages 5-8) Say cheese! Using a digital camera and special software, students will take digital photos & add special effects to them using special graphic art editing tools. They’ll create...
  • Digital SuperSleuth De-TECH-tives
    Digital SuperSleuth De-TECH-tives
    (Ages 6-12) Sherlock Holmes meets the 21st century! Use logic, technology and forensic science to solve mysteries. Work in teams to conduct field investigations and lab analysis using a digital...
  • Dinosaur Discovery
    Dinosaur Discovery
    (Ages 5-7) Technology + Arts + Reading + Dinosaurs=PREHISTORIC FUN!!! Budding paleontologists learn about dinosaurs and the techniques used in extracting fossils in this hands-on class. Working in teams, you...
  • FUN-GINEERING
    FUN-GINEERING
    (Ages 9+) Students work in teams using LEGO® simple machine kits to learn about structures and forces, levers, wheels and axles, pulleys and gears! Then, they will bring their machines...
  • GET CODING! (Grades 1-2)
    GET CODING! (Grades 1-2)
      Want to learn to code this summer?  Get a head start on your programming career with this great camp!  We’ll use software specially designed for young coders. Working with...
  • Green Screen Adventures
    Green Screen Adventures
    (Ages 9-12) Climb Mount Everest, swim the depths of the ocean, or battle dinosaurs! Using a green screen and special photo-editing techniques, you will venture into real or imaginary locations...
  • Intermediate Coding / Programming w/Scratch
    Intermediate Coding / Programming w/Scratch
    (Ages 8+) Go further into the world of video game animation by creating characters that dance, sing and interact with one another. Expand upon what you learned in Video Game...
  • Intro to FUN-GINEERING
    Intro to FUN-GINEERING
    (Ages 4-6) Young engineers will build working models of simple machines such as a seesaw, a rolling vehicle, and merry-go-round using Lego® Educational kits. Work in teams and have a...
  • Intro to Robotics
    Intro to Robotics
    (Ages 3-5) BeeBot™ has buzzed into town to help us learn about robots and programming. Students will learn in a group environment how to give BeeBot commands to program his...
  • Intro to Robotics and Programming
    Intro to Robotics and Programming
    (Ages 4-6) Intro to Programming: BeeBot™ has buzzed into town to help us learn about robots and programming. Students will learn in a group environment how to give BeeBot commands...
  • Jr. FUN-GINEERING
    Jr. FUN-GINEERING
    (Ages 6-8) Engineers will build working models of simple machines such as a crane, rolling vehicle and a merry-go-round. They will learn about levers, gears, pulleys, wheels and axles using...
  • Level III - Advanced Coding with Scratch (Ages 10+)
    Level III – Advanced Coding with Scratch (Ages 10+)
    (Ages 10+) In this advanced level course, using Scratch, we’ll focus on advanced game elements: building multiple levels, integrating animated sequences into games and using variables to keep track of...
  • Lights! Camera! Action! Digital Moviemaking
    Lights! Camera! Action! Digital Moviemaking
    (Ages 6-12) Join us for the COMPUTER EXPLORERS Film Festival. Students create all the artistic elements for their movies including characters, costumes & sets. They handle all of the movie’s...
  • MineCraft - A Networked Adventure
    MineCraft – A Networked Adventure
    (Ages 9+) TechStars grants you access to a PROPRIETARY Minecraft world you can’t get on your own! Learn fundamentals of computer networking through this unique Minecraft experience that also allows you and...
  • MINECRAFT BASIC TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS (Grades 1-2)
    MINECRAFT BASIC TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS (Grades 1-2)
            Are your friends all into Minecraft but you haven’t quite figured it out?  This camp is for YOU!  You and your partner will collaborate to learn...
  • MINECRAFT CODING AND PROGRAMMING (GRADES 4+)
    MINECRAFT CODING AND PROGRAMMING (GRADES 4+)
      The next level of our Minecraft program is here!  Are you tired of having to mine the “boring” stuff?  Did you know you can create and program Minecraft ROBOTS...
  • Minecraft Power Users
    Minecraft Power Users: Exploring and Adapting Mods
              (Ages 8+) Explore the world of mods! Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in history, offers an amazing world of endless possibilities. Let...
  • MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT for iOS & Android
    MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT for iOS & Android
                (Ages 9+) Learn how to be an developer and create apps for an iPhone or Android. Students learn the essentials of designing and programming...
  • Physical Computing with Microbit - NEW!
    Physical Computing with Microbit – NEW!
    The microbit is a powerful mini-computer! Students will see their code come to life in a physical and tactile environment. They will create emoticon displays, games, messages, light and music....
  • Robotics Adventures
    Robotics Adventures
    (Ages 7-9) Yes, We CAN learn about Robotics! With the LEGO™ WeDo Robotics System, young children can build and program their own robotic creations. Designed by the experts at MIT,...
  • Rock n’ Roll Robots
    Rock n’ Roll Robots
      (Ages 8-12) Create robots that rock and robots that roll! Using the LEGO™ WeDo Robotics System, robots may include a monkey who plays a drum to a rock &...
  • Secret Agent Spybots
    Secret Agent Spybots
    (Ages 8-12) Students will become Secret Agents with Spybots! After building LEGO® Spybots we’ll use state-of-the-art software to download exciting missions into a programmable remote controller and then complete daring...
  • STEM
    STEM Lab Explorers!
    Does your child LOVE technology?  Want to let them explore their inner Techie while fostering creativity & problem solving in a team-based environment? Working in pairs or teams, we’ll explore...
  • STEM-Lab Explorers for Pre-Schoolers
    STEM-Lab Explorers for Pre-Schoolers
      Does your pre-schooler LOVE technology?  Want to let them explore their inner Techie while fostering hands-on creativity & problem solving in a team-based environment?  Working in pairs or teams, we’ll explore NEW &...
  • TechZONE
    TechZONE
    (All ages) Do you love all things high-tech? Have you ever wondered how to create a Podcast? Curious about Green Screen photography or digital movie making? Want to explore the...
  • TechZone Jr.
    TechZone Jr.
    (Ages 5-6) Do you love all things high-tech? Have you ever wondered how to create a Podcast? Curious about Green Screen photography or digital movie making? Want to explore the...
  • Video Game & Puzzle Design for K2
    Video Game & Puzzle Design for K2
    (Ages 6+) Love VIDEO GAMES & PUZZLES? Create your own interactive games, puzzles & quizzes in this cool class! Working with a partner, you’ll customize your game’s “designs,” add challenges...
  • Video Game Robotics
    Video Game Robotics
        (Ages 8+) Build robotics and use them as controllers for your Scratch video animation projects!! You and your partner will use LEGO Robotics kits to build a controller...
  • Website Design
    Website Design
    (Ages 8-12) Create your own fanzine website. What your interest? Music? Fashion? Travel? Science? Sports? Work with a partner to build a personal website and share your thoughts, fun images,...
  • Xbox Video Game
    Xbox® VIDEO GAME CODING LAB – NEW!!
    (Ages 6-9) In this amazing course, you & a partner will work together and use Xbox controllers connected to PCs to design, code and present your own unique video game!...


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