Student coding

January Classes at Tynkertopia

All classes meet for 1 hour for 4 consecutive weeks. The fee for each four-week class is $30.
In-person payment occurs during the first class. We are excited to offer these STEAM learning opportunities.

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TUESDAYS

    • Take Apart and Peek Inside
        • Dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25
        • Time: 4 – 5 PM
        • Intended Audience: Curious elementary, middle, and high school students
        • Instructor: Ward Davis
        • Description: Each week, participants will use the Tynkertopia workshop and tools to take apart computers, laptops, cell phones, hard drives, and a variety of other electronic devices to learn about how each device works. When possible, they will repair the device so it can be repurposed.
    • Coding for PK – 2nd Grade Students
        • Dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25
        • Time: 4 – 5 PM
        • Intended Audience: Preschool through 1st grade students
        • Instructor: David Hendershott
        • Description: Introduction to basic coding principles through gamified learning experiences using block-based coding languages. Programs use images to assist with navigating for pre-readers.

    WEDNESDAYS

     

    • Rhythm and Dance
        • Dates: January 5, 11, 19, 26 (Class meets Tuesday (1/11) rather than Wednesday (1/12)
        • Time: 4 – 5 PM
        • Intended Audience: 2nd – 6th grade students
        • Instructor: Jenna Papai
        • Description: In this class, participants will explore the basics of rhythm and musical sequencing with drums and other musical instruments, as well as the fundamentals of dance and artistic expression through music and movement. The focus will be on fun for all!
    • Create Your Own Website
        • Dates: January 5, 12, 19, 26
        • Time: 4 – 5 PM
        • Intended Audience: Middle and high school students
        • Instructor: Dr. Alice Christie
        • Description: In this digital age, having a personal website is a way to showcase one’s interests and talents to others. In this class, middle and high school students, especially those planning for higher education, will create websites that provide rich and meaningful portraits of themselves. Students will also learn why a digital format is more powerful than a simple resumé.
        • Class Website

    THURSDAYS

    • Lego Robotics
        • Dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27
        • Time: 4 – 5 PM
        • Intended Audience:
        • Instructor: CAVIAT Robotics Students
        • Description: Lego robotics is a hardware and software structure for the development of programmable robots based on Lego building blocks. Participants in this class will learn to code a Lego robot. Coding, along with problem solving, critical thinking, and perseverance, are important skills for students living in the digital age.
    • Paper Circuitry
        • Dates: January 6, 13, 20, 27
        • Time: 4 – 5 PM
        • Intended Audience: Middle and high school students
        • Instructor: Dr. Alice Christie
        • Description: Students in this class will create paper circuits using copper foil, LED lights, batteries, paper, markers, Chibitronics Circuit Stickers and more. They will create greeting cards, origami, paintings, drawings and/or 3D structures using simple circuits, series circuits, parallel circuits, and parallel circuits with switches. All activities combine aesthetics, functionality, and fun.

    FRIDAYS

    • STEM(ily) with Emily
        • Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28
        • Time: 4 – 5 PM
        • Intended Audience: 2nd-5th grade students
        • Instructor: Emily Halter, NAU College of Education Intern
        • Description: In this class, 2nd-5th grade students will explore the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in real life contexts. Students will engage in numerous hands-on activities that develop STEM skills. Each week will be a new challenge for class participants.
    • Explorations in Virtual Reality
        • Dates: January 7, 14, 21, 28
        • Time: 4 – 5 PM
        • Intended Audience: Middle and high school students
        • Instructor: Dr. Alice Christie and David Hendershott
        • Description: Class participants will engage in in-depth learning about the world through virtual reality explorations of the sea, space, natural wonders, and engineering feats like the Eiffel Tower. In the process, they will develop 21st century skills including problem solving, critical thinking, innovative thinking, creativity, intellectual curiosity, persistence, creative confidence, risk taking, and curiosity.

    SATURDAYS

    • Coding for 3rd – 6th grade students
      • Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29
      • Time: 9 – 10 AM
      • Intended Audience: 2nd – 5th grade students
      • Instructor: David Hendershott
      • Description: Introduction to basic coding principles through gamified learning experiences using block-based coding languages consisting of text.  Students should be able to read at a beginner level.
    • Coding Level 2
      • Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29
      • Time: 11 AM – 12 PM
      • Intended Audience: Students who have completed a Tynkertopia Coding Class
      • Instructor: David Hendershott
      • Description: Higher level block-based coding as well as an introduction to text-based coding using the JavaScript language.
    • STEM(ily) with Emily
      • Dates: January 8, 15, 22, 29
      • Time: 1 – 2 PM
      • Intended Audience: 2nd-5th grade students
      • Instructor: Emily Halter, NAU College of Education Intern
      • Description: In this class, 2nd-5th grade students will explore the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in real life contexts. Students will engage in numerous hands-on activities that develop STEM skills.

    Please call 928-326-3400 if you have any questions about classes or would like to request other classes for the future. Thanks!

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