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

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.

Winter Schedule

No Contracts, cancel anytime. ​Pricing from $80/mth with eligible discounts on Registration Page. Starting week of March 19th

Introduction to Robotics with Ozobots

Pre-requisite: no prior programming knowledge required

​Grades: 1st - 3rd

​Tuesdays 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Jan 2019 - Feb 2019 (8 weeks)
  • A curriculum specifically designed for our youngest technology leaders to introduce them to fundamentals of robotics using Ozobots.
  • Program color sensing Ozobots using Blockly to execute many robotic challenges
  • Using a simple programming interface, students learn loops, conditional statements and simple algorithms to code Ozobots to complete numerous tasks with individual creativity

Lego EV3 Robotics Fundamentals

Pre-requisite: None, no prior programming knowledge required

​Min Grades: 3rd

​Tuesdays OR Wednesdays 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Jan 2019 - March 2019 (10 weeks)
  • Students learn fundamentals of robotics as they program multiple sensors and motors to solve many logical challenges using the Lego EV3 Mindstorm.
  • 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.

Advanced Robotics with Lego EV3 Mindstorm

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

Min ​Grade: 4th+

​Mondays 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Jan 2019 - March 2019 (10 weeks)
  • Students take a giant leap in the world of Robotics with the most advanced Robotics curriculum you will find
  • Students learn advanced programming techniques to solve challenges of high complexity.
  • They program multiple sensors to function together and work on challenges requiring longer and more complex operations.
  • At the end of this course, students take a significant leap into becoming more creative and independent while working on Robotics.
  • Designed for students with prior coding experience, in our proprietary curriculum students will learn advanced algorithms and coding techniques to create many unique Robotics projects. Unlock superior creativity in your child's mind in this unique program

​Mobile App design and development

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

Min ​Grade: 4th

​ONLINE class. Mondays 6:30PM - 7:30PM

Jan 2019 - March 2019 (10 weeks)
  • Students program multiple sensors 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.
  • Class size limited to 8.

Website Design and Development

Pre-requisite: no prior programming knowledge required

Min Grade: 3rd

Jan 2019 - March 2019 (10 weeks)
  • Students learn fundamentals of HTML and rapid development tools to design, build and publish their own website.
  • Students learn some of the best practices in design that they implement on their website while expanding their individual creativity and imagination.
  • Class size limited to 8.

Visual Game and Application programming in Javascript

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

Min Grade: 5th

Jan 2019 - March 2019 (10 weeks)
  • Designed for students ready to take a leap into mature native language programming.
  • Build fully functioning web applications using the all powerful yet simple Javascript platform.
  • Students design and build practical applications and games that are completely web based.
  • Great platform to enable students to start/ continue the journey of independent programming and building applications. that can be easily published and shared for a broader audience. A leading path to entrepreneurship.

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Pre-requisite: 24 months of prior programming experience AND Grades 8+

Min Grade: 8th

Jan 2019 - March 2019 (12 weeks)
  • This is a course designed for your curious child in Grades 8 or higher who is demonstrating immense passion for technology and computer science.
  • A unique course to give students an early introduction to the fundamentals of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, the breakthrough advancements in the field of Data Science.
  • Students will code in Python and apply statistical concepts to pattern recognition and build self learning prediction and classification models.
  • The pacing of the course assumes no prior experience with the topic and will patiently go deep into the cutting edge domain of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
  • Content covered is usually taught in undergrad Computer Science.
  • Appropriate for students who are ready to go beyond coding into the depths of Computer Science.
  • Small Class Sizes​​

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