CLASSES STARTING FEBRUARY 2017
Cozy up this winter with S.T.E.A.M.

ILC is offering a variety of S.T.E.A.M. classes for K-12 students to boost their 21st Century skills and help them prepare for success. 

 
 
Digital Media for Advertising 

Wednesdays 10 am - 12 noon

February 8, 2017 - May 31, 2017

Open to grades 6 - 12

News, videos, email, billboards, blogs, websites, and tv are just a few of a very exhaustive list of mediums that deliver messages to our kids each day in an effort to inform, influence or persuade. Improving media literacy will help improve decision making.

 

Working together in collaboration, students breakdown media messages to better understand their meaning, appeal & target audience.  Students will also gain real world experience by working with local small businesses to create an on-line presence, advertisement or marketing message using 21st century digital media tools. (ie. SnapChat, YouTube, Instagram, Photoshop, Inkscape, Gimp 2)  

 

Wednesdays 12 noon - 1 pm

February 8, 2017 - May 31, 2017

Open to grades 6 - 12

Microsoft Office skills are among the top 3 skills desired by employers regardless of the industry. Improving these skills better prepares our students for the real world. Beginner and intermediate skilled will build and improve their skills and knowledge. Students learn how to navigate the software, prepare business documents, use templates, communicate with tables and graphs, create presentations & marketing materials.  

 

PC Building & Troubleshooting

Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm

February 8, 2017 - May 31, 2017

open to grades 4 - 12

Basic understanding of the computer operating system and hardware components is a valuable 21st century skill that can be taught to any student willing to learn.  Students will work together to troubleshoot problems, make repairs and replace parts. They will also work together to build a desktop computer.

Introduction to SCRATCH Programming

Thursdays 10 am - 11 am

February 9, 2017 - May 31, 2017

open to all grades 

Great for all ages who have never taken a coding class. Students learn about computational thinking using Scratch programming language and Project Spark. Both SCRATCH and Project Spark use block programming to help introduce complicated concepts such as loops, variables and events. 

Introduction to Electrical Circuits

Thursdays 10 am - 11 am

February 9, 2017 - May 31, 2017

open to all grades 

Students begin learning about electricity with an introduction to the most basic unit in ordinary matter, the atom. Once the components of an atom are addressed and understood, students move into the world of electricity. First, they explore static electricity, followed by basic current electricity concepts such as voltage, resistance and open/closed circuits. 

Students will build and experiment with simple series and parallel circuits, design and build their own series circuit flashlight, and draw circuits using symbols.

Featured Class: Robotics 

Tuesdays 11 am - 1 pm or Saturday 11 am - 1pm

February 7, 2017 - May 31, 2017

open to grades K - 12 

Our robotics class will be working on building search and rescue robots that help detect fire, motion, temperature and gases.  The gas sensor is often used as a gas leakage monitoring device in family and factory, and suitable for detecting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), butane, propane, methane, alcohol, hydrogen, smoke, etc. We will also be outfitting our mBots with cameras so that the operators can see what's going on and make real time analysis of the situation.  Of course the robots will need to be programmed. Kids will learn to program in Scratch or Arduino.

Minecraft Modding with Vox-L

Thursdays 11 am - 12 noon

February 9, 2017 - May 31, 2017

open to grades 2 - 12

Minecraft is the most popular and moddable game of all time. It also serves as an introduction to coding for hundreds of thousands of children all over the world.

Vox-L is an open source game engine that looks similar to Minecraft, but is more open-ended. It is a state of the art voxel engine that was designed to help students learn how to mod Minecraft. ILC uses Vox-L to illustrate computer science concepts such as loops, variables, and event-driven programming. We also use it to re-enforce spatial reasoning abilities that are crucial for success in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and the arts.

Introduction to Arduino Programming
& Electrical Engineering

Thursdays 12 noon - 1 pm

February 9, 2017 - May 31, 2017

open to grades 6 - 12 (prerequisite: Intro to Electrical Circuits required)

 

ILC brings together Arduino Programming and Electrical Engineering to help students enhance creativity and critical thinking skills.

Arduinos are microcontrollers for devices that can sense and control objects in the real world. With an Arduino, students can reprogram physical objects and using Electrical Engineering principles, students will design and build electronic devices to be controlled by an Arduino microcontroller.

To register for classes, please send us an email that includes the name of the class, student name, student age and  contact information. All Classes are $320 to be paid at the first session or in monthly installments. A confirmation e-mail will be sent after enrollment review.