This Winter At Walker Elementary School

TechStars Programs are…

…exciting, fun, team-based experiences where students become PRODUCERS of technology through cutting-edge technology and hands-on projects that build 21st Century Skills and connect science, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts!

VIDEO GAME & PUZZLE DESIGN & DIGITAL CARTOON QUEST!!                 




Thursdays, 3:45 PM – 4:45 PM    FROM  12/06 – 02/28

Grades K—2 

Tuition: $198 (no class 12/27/18, 1/3/19, 2/14/19)

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 and levels of difficulty, then share them with the class – YOU’RE in control! At the end of the program, you’ll be able to download your flash files (.swf) from our Cloud to challenge your family & friends!

Transfer yourself into a 2-Dimensional cartoon! You & your partner will create a ‘toon in your own images and then create a cartoon strip featuring custom backgrounds, speech bubbles, wacky ‘toons and special effects.  As animators directors and producers, you’ll record sound and dialogue to make your cartoon adventure come alive in video.

 

ROBOTICS LEGO WEDO 2.0 & EDISON BOTS!!




Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.   FROM 12/14– 03/01

Grades 1-5

Tuition: $180 (no class 12/28/18, 1/4/19, 2/15/18)

Explore the exciting world of robotics, and build & program your own robotic creations using LEGO WeDo Robotics System.  This unique system, designed by the experts at MIT, teaches about simple machines, engineering, programming and so much more.  Young imaginations soar!

Meet Edison! Students will explore robotics as they work with Edison, the LEGO compatible, programmable Bot!  Students will use bar codes to program Edison to do everything from making music to “battling” in the Sumo ring! Combining the versatility of the robotics with Intuitive Drag and drop PROGRAMMING software, this adventure encourages teamwork and fosters imagination and creativity.

 

CODING WITH SCRATCH 1&2!!!!

CODE your very own Video Game using SCRATCH -Invented by MIT




Fridays, 3:45 p.m. – 4:45: p.m.   FROM 12/07 – 03/01

Grades 1—5

Tuition: $198 (no class 12/28/18, 1/4/19, 2/15/18)

In this coding adventure, aspiring Game Designers create fun animated stories and games while learning essential programming concepts using Scratch, a drag-and-drop platform developed by MIT.  Use Sprites and Blocks and set a foundation of computational thinking – an essential skill in today’s tech-driven world…by using bright visuals and engaging design.



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