Engineering, Science & Gameplay

 

Art by Sam Meyer

 In a technology based world, early exposure to and reinforcement of these disciplines is advantageous to your child’s academic success. We invite your child to explore one or all of our STEM programs listed below this semester.

Engineering

“We-Do” Lego Robotics

Ages: 5 – 6

Fridays, October 18 – December 13 (8 weeks) | No class November 29 | 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

Young Lego enthusiasts will be introduced to key STEAM concepts with a focus on environmental issues. Students will build and code their own animal robots while learning about their habitats and the importance of preserving and protecting them! This class will strengthen students’ understanding of the environment and foster positive skills including teamwork and patience. Working with LEGO will create a familiarity that keeps kids engaged while developing critical thinking skills that will be essential to their future academic careers all while having lots of fun! Special Note: This class will meet at our partner school, The Resource Room, 534 Forest Avenue, Staten Island.

Tuition: $269


“WeDo 2.0” Lego Robotics

Ages: 7 – 8

Fridays, October 18 – December 13 (8 weeks) | No class November 29 | 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.

In this all new next generation of LEGO Robotics WeDo 2.0 class, students will be introduced to using technology as a means of interacting with and exploring the natural world. Each lesson will have a hands-on approach to robot building and coding lessons that will be used to support creative and critical thinking skills. These classes range from creating a windmill to power a city, to designing a rover to explore the surface of the moon. At the end of the program students will not only have gained introductory coding skills, but will also be able to think critically about how we can help protect our planet. Special Note: This class will meet at our partner school, The Resource Room, 534 Forest Avenue, Staten Island.

Tuition: $269


Lego Robotics Into Orbit

Ages: 8–14

Fridays, September 20 – December 13 (12 weeks) | No class November 29 | 4:45 – 6:45 p.m.

Gear up and get ready to explore the wonders of SPACE. From large craters to satellite dishes in orbit, help our LEGO astronauts safely navigate through SPACE in order to accomplish our goals. Students will enjoy an OUTER SPACE themed LEGO map where they must collaborate, problem solve, build and program their bots in order to complete various challenging missions. Create and customize your EV3 with the proper mechanics to travel safely back to base in a fun, creative and positive environment. At the end of the session, Lego Teams will compete in a Battle Bots tournament for family and friends This program is geared toward children on both an intermediate and advanced level.

Tuition: $399

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Gaming

Dungeons & Dragons (D&D)

Ages: 10-14

Saturdays, September 21 – December 14 (12 weeks) | No class November 30 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

This all new tabletop role playing game (RPG) puts the video screen aside, bringing players together in their self-created fantasy world where imagination and team play are essential elements of the game. Studies have shown that tabletop RPGs have significant education merit. At its core, D&D is an exercise in cooperative storytelling that involves decision making, invention, research, calculations, recursive math, problem solving, teamwork, improvisation, negotiation, role play, creativity, and active spatial visualization, which can all help stimulate and nurture a child’s developing intellect and social skills. Don’t miss out on this all new game!

Tuition: $359

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Junior Video Game Design

Ages: 8 – 11

Fridays, September 20 – December 13 (12 weeks) | No class November 29 | 4 – 5:30 p.m.

Working in age appropriate software programs including Scratch, we will create an action adventure video game, while learning the tools and techniques of designing and building their very own unique video game. Students will be tasked to explore problem-solving techniques and story concepts while incorporating art and graphics as part of successful game design. Special Note: Students must bring a flash drive to all classes in order to save their work along with earbuds or headphones and notebook.

Tuition: $299

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Science

STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math 

Ages: 4 – 6

Saturdays, September 21 – December 14 (12 weeks) | No class November 30 | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Interdisciplinary learning engages multiple intelligences for children. We will start by introducing science, technology, engineering, and math in creative and technical ways. Students embark on space adventures and learn geometry through art lessons and hands-on activities.  There is an emphasis on STEM literacy skill development with art connections in a fun and supportive environment. Students make new friends through collaboration. Learning real world application is a key aspect covered within this program. Bring a smock or old shirt.

Tuition: $239

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