Wow, time is really flying by. I guess the saying “Time flies when you’re having fun” is true! I know it most definitely is every day I step into my classroom and see all of my wonderful students. I feel so lucky and honored, as all of our teachers do, when we have students who come back session after session and we get the chance to know them really well, and we feel just as honored when we see new faces and get to know them. We at Computer Explorers LOVE what we do and I can say that it truly show in the way we teach our programs and the way we have open communication with parents, schools, park districts, and students. We don’t just go to any school or any park district we are in these places because they have become second homes to us and we have built strong and trusting relationships with them and with our parents and students. I believe that is why we stand out and that is why we have so many amazing students!
I am amazed at the knowledge my students bring with them but I am also stunned at the knowledge they leave with. Each week we learn something new and the following week we re-visit for a few minutes and then move on to our next task. One of our newer classes, Python is a popular class that teaches coding in a completely different way than any of our other classes. It is text based coding, and although it can seem hard at first, the reward the students and I feel once they understand it and they can get it done is the best feeling in the world!! Python takes time and patience but when my 4th and 5th graders and now 7th and 8th graders are getting through the lessons it really shows how important technology and coding really are. I had a high school student who told me he had just starting learning Python. A high school student who is just now learning what we are already teaching kids at such a young age. Our mission is to teach and help them achieve the high level of technology through our S.T.E.M courses. All the classes we offer, integrates S.T.E.M, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. I’d have to say that each day a student walks into our classroom they walk out with more knowledge while also having fun and that is why we do what we do.
Now that I have said that, I really feel like these sessions are just flying by and for some their next Spring session is right around the corner, and I don’t know about you but I cannot wait for the warmer weather. But what I and the other teachers are most excited about are all the amazing classes we have running this Spring session. I know that I have quite a few students returning but there are some who aren’t sure what their parents have planned. If you have been enrolling your child in our programs you know classes fill up quickly, especially once the word gets out about the class we will be running. If you haven’t yet or aren’t quite sure about signing your child up for one of our amazing classes this Spring session, please take a moment and see what classes are being offered at your child’s school or your local park district. I am sure we have classes that have room for more young and inquiring minds! We know that schedules can be quite hectic so we try to make it easier for you by offering our classes at multirole locations and at different times.