Computer Programming

Our proprietary curriculum is developed by industry and domain experts investing hundreds of hours in research and development to create the best technology program for your child.

Special Offer!! Pay for 2 programs, attend all 4.

Plus a 2 week money back guarantee.

our approach

Your child will go beyond Coding and become a better creative thinker, planner, problem solver in the world of Technology​

Learning CODING is not hard at all for kids these days. In fact, if you are just looking for your child to learn CODING, we would not advise you to spend money on any workshop or program. There are plenty of free resources available online that will teach your child some CODING in less than a month.

Why then, you may ask, do we offer such a rich technology offering here at Thinking Feet?

At Thinking Feet, unlike many other workshops, we do not believe in spoon feeding code....we do not simply tell students what to do. Many programs take that approach but there your child is essentially learning how to follow instructions...in technology.
At Thinking Feet, we do hold their hands in the early learning stages but very soon we let our students lead the way through a unique classroom methodology that fosters brainstorming , creative thinking and technology leadership.

The genesis of our curriculum and classroom methodology, STEMs (pun intended) from an objective of developing problem solving and creative thinking aptitude in our students. Our goal is to instill in students the strategies and confidence to embrace any new technology platform and innovate by conceptualizing ideas, coding them and solving through problems as they emerge.

Our students learn to take risks & chances, and embrace failure along the way to learning and success. This has implications beyond just technology enrichment. This journey of coaching and development takes time, which is why our programs span 8 - 12 weeks per unit. To meet this objective, we develop our own curriculum...none of the available online curriculum (free or paid) come even close to what we offer.

What do our classrooms look like?

In our classrooms, you will find a lot of hand raising, diverse set of ideas and thoughts flying all across....students experimenting, making mistakes and learning as they go along....The energy is palpable. Students learn as much if not more from each other's diversity of thought, as they do from the coach.

Fall Schedule

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L1: Foundations in Game & Animation Programming with MIT-Scratch

Pre-requisite: None

​Grades: 1st - 2nd

​Thursdays 6:40PM - 7:40PM

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019 (14 weeks)
  • A curriculum specifically designed for our youngest technology leaders to introduce them to fundamentals of coding using MIT-Scratch.
  • Students learn the fundamentals of algorithmic thinking as they build multiple visual games and applications using a very simple yet powerful tool.
  • They learn about loops, conditional statements and simple algorithms along with creative design as they code many games and visual applications.
  • Students take their first steps into the world of coding in a fun and engaging learning environment.

L2: Intermediate-Advanced Game & Animation Programming with MIT-Scratch

Pre-requisite: None

​Grades: 3rd - 5th

​Tuesdays 6:40PM - 7:40PM

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019 (14 weeks)
  • Beginner friendly program where students start with basics and accelerate quickly into learning advanced programming algorithms with MIT Scratch.
  • Students build multiple visual games and applications using a very simple yet powerful tool.
  • They learn simple and nested loops, conditional statements, sequential and parallel processing of code and multiple algorithms along with creative design as they code many games and visual applications.
  • While coding students learn many debugging techniques in their journey to become independent problem solvers.
  • Students take their first steps into the world of coding in a fun and engaging learning environment.

L2: Robotics Fundamentals - Lego EV3 Mindstorms and Ozobots

Pre-requisite: None

​Min Grades: 3rd

Fridays 6:40PM - 7:40PM

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019 (14 weeks)
  • Students learn fundamentals of robotics as they program multiple sensors and motors to solve many logical challenges using the Lego EV3 Mindstorm and color sensing Ozobots.
  • They learn about the nuances of code interacting with physical machines while anticipating and managing associated imperfections
  • Students solve many creative challenges including a final project that they present to a group of peers and parents.

L3: Android Mobile App Design and Development with MIT App Inventor

Pre-requisite: 6+ months of prior programming experience or Grades 5 and above

Min ​Grade: 4th+

Tuesdays OR Wednesdays 6:40PM - 7:40PM

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019 (14 weeks)
  • Students program multiple sensors (accelerometer, gyroscope, microphone etc) on a mobile phone or tablet as they learn the fundamentals of designing and coding apps and games on Android.
  • The fully functioning apps and games students build can be shared with family, friends and published on Google Play Store.
  • While building multiple Games and Applications, students will learn about coding and capturing different user interactions (tap, swipe, shake etc), translating text to voice, voice to text, visual animations and design best practices.
  •  A unique program combining creative design and coding in one of the cutting edge platforms.

L4: Game and Application development in Javascript

Pre-requisite: 12 months of prior programming experience OR Grades 6 and higher

Min Grade: 5th

Mondays 6:40PM - 7:40PM

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019 (14 weeks)
  • In a comfortable pace, students learn one of the most robust platforms used to design multiple interactive web based applications.
  • Starting with the basics, the course will build a solid understanding of JavaScript as students start with mini projects and eventually build fully functional web based games and applications.
  • Students learn about coding animations, simple and nested loops, simple and nested functions and much more.

L5: Data Science Track:  Data Analysis and Visualization in R and Excel (Read more HERE)

Pre-requisite: 24 months of prior programming experience OR Grades 8 and higher

Min Grade: 5th

Sundays 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Sep 2019 - Dec 2019 (14 weeks)
  • Data Science is one of the hottest jobs family of this century and has application in every industry. R is one of the most popular data analysis and visualization tools used by college students and industry professionals.
  • This program is designed with a comfortable pace for middle and high school students to learn the R platform and Microsoft Excel in data analysis applications.
  • Students use R to visualize, analyze and generate insights from a data set including simple statistical observations.
  • Part of the year long data science course. This course will be followed by Data Analysis in Python, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Python.

Pricing (per 4 weeks):

Level 1 (register by Aug 16): $105 locked through Dec 2019.

Level2, 3, 4: $135

Level 5: $150

Eligible for: Pay for 2 programs, attend all 4 programs (Coding & Tech, Math, ELA, Public Speaking)

 

Thinking Feet’s main learning center is located in the Ballantyne area in Mecklenburg county. We are just minutes away from nearby Blakeney, Weddington, Marvin, Waxhaw, Pineville, Matthews, Wesley Chapel, Piper Glen and Fort Mill, SC.​​