TechStars is a series of innovative classes that are designed to engage young children uging the STEM approach to enhance and foster learning thru Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. More importantly, these classes provide the children a fun and educational experience outside of school.
MINECRAFT SURVIVAL ADVENTURE! Imagine playing the popular game MinecraftTM while learning! Campers will access a map created for this group to address team building skills, like critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, and collaboration. Campers work in groups within a virtual world on a classroom server, all while maneuvering through travel expeditions and treasure quests.
BUILD, CODE, LEARN = FUN! This is the ultimate Lego® experience! We will use the all-time favorite Lego® bricks to build various models to demonstrate basic properties of a simple machine. Basic coding concepts are introduced when campers use computer software to bring their models to life. A user friendly drop-and-drag interface provides a positive introduction to computer programming.
CODING 101. Don’t know where to start?! This camp introduces youngsters to the fundamentals of computer science using an easy-to-use program known as Blockly by Google. Campers will learn the principles of gaming design to create mini MinecraftTM games and puzzles.
DIMENSION BUILDER: JAVA CODING IN MINECRAFT. This is a fun camp to explore the fundamentals of Java Programming by creating a new world in the popular game MinecraftTM. Campers will use a Java IDE kit to create a portal in order to enter a new dimension complete with a new biome and your own pet dragon. Come make your virtual world come alive!