Rea Farms STEAM Academy

Rea Farms Steam Academy
11532 Golf Links Dr, Charlotte, NC 28277

Coding & Technology Virtual Clubs

Grades 1-2: 4weeks. Tuesdays 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Grades 3-5: 4weeks. Thursdays 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Grades 6: 8weeks. Tuesdays 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Starting Oct 6, 2020

Thinking Feet's Coding & Technology program has a unique and proprietary curriculum, where your child will go well beyond just Coding and develop as a creative thinker and problem solver - nurturing their innate curiosity. You will watch your child transform from being a consumer of technology to a creator of fully functioning technology products.

In our time tested curriculum and engaging classrooms, students will be in a fascinating learning journey of computer programming, logical and algorithmic problem solving while building multiple games and applications.

Due to the current situation, the club is being offered completely Virtually, leveraging our 4+ years of offering virtual classes to students across the country.

Grades 1 - 2. Coding Animations in MIT-Scratch. Tuesdays 4:30PM - 5:30PM

 

Specific Dates: Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27

Min: 3. Max: 6 (per group)

Price: $100 for 4 classes

Using MIT's Scratch platform students will design and code fully functioning animations that they can share with family and friends.

Students will learn code fundamentals to create motion (with varying speed, direction, smoothness), size modifications, color changes, simple conditional statements, loops, sequential and parallel processing. They will learn through experimentation and improvise based on instantaneous results of their Code.

They will design and code 1 - 2 full animations that they can share with family and friends.

A great beginner friendly program to introduce your child to the hottest skill of the century, in a customized pacing for our youngest creators.

Grades 3 - 5. Game Development in MIT Scratch. Thursdays 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Specific Dates: Oct 8, Oct 15, Oct 22, Oct 29

Min: 3. Max: 10 (per group)

Price: $100 for 4 classes

Using MIT's Scratch platform students will design and code fully functioning games that they can share with family and friends.

Students will learn intermediate level coding using variables, graphic adjustments with code, conditional statements, simple and nested loops, sequential and parallel processing to build highly visual and interactive games. They will learn through experimentation and improvise based on instantaneous results of their Code. Students will have enough flexibility to customize their games with individual creative flavors.

Grades 6. Design and Code Android Mobile Apps. Tuesdays 4:30PM - 5:30PM

Specific Dates: Oct 6, Oct 13, Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24 

Min: 3. Max: 10 (per group)

Price: $200 for 8 classes

Using MIT's App Inventor platform, students will integrate 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 the Android platform.

The fully functioning apps and games they will build can be installed on phones, 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 Coding platforms.

Registration

First come first serve basis. In case the groups fill up to capacity, we will open a waiting list and will also try and open other slots.

In case we do not reach the minimum in any group, and club gets cancelled - a full refund will be given.

Students need access to a computer (Windows, Mac, Chromebook) and an internet connection.

Classes held via Zoom (links etc to be provided after registration).



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