Tech Leadership

Your child - a technology leader

If your child is experienced in multiple Coding platforms (Scratch, MIT App Inventor, HTML/Wix), for only $75 a week they can join the Tech Leadership Camp.

Campers will be given broad assignments for the week with plenty of room to improvise. The direction of the camp is set by your child. They decide what to create.

Students create finished Technology Products that they present to Thinking Feet at the end of their chosen period (one week, multiple weeks).

Coaches join occasionally to answer questions and provide guidance as needed. Student always leads.

If their product is attractive and meets the high bar of Thinking Feet, we will pay them for the product for use in our classes. Their name will be sealed as the creator.

Campers will be given broad assignments for the week with plenty of room to improvise. The direction of the camp is set by your child. They decide what to create.

Coaches join occasionally to answer questions and provide guidance as needed. Student always leads.

Students create finished Technology Products that they present to Thinking Feet at the end of their chosen period (one week, multiple weeks).

If their product is attractive and meets the high bar of Thinking Feet, we will pay them for the product for use in our classes. Their name will be sealed as the creator.

A week in the life...

A week's journey in Tech Leadership Camp

Monday

  • 9AM: Start building a space shooter mini game with 3 levels.
  • 10:15AM: Coach joins, I discuss a better way to use gravity. Coach suggests a couple of options.
  • 10:30: Take a quick break with my peers and play skribbl.io for 10 mins.
  • 10:40: Take some of the ideas from Coach and implement gravity in my game.
  • 11:45: Share my game with my peers in the camp to get feedback. I play theirs and provide feedback.
  • 11:55: Update my task spreadsheet with activities done including links to my game, and breaks taken.

Tuesday

  • 9AM: Review Comments from Coach.
  • 9:15: Play Roblox with my peers.
  • 9:30: Refine the game based on feedback from peers and coach.
  • 10:30: Take a snack break.
  • 10:45: Start creating the game document.
  • 11:50: Update my task spreadsheet with activities done including breaks taken.

Friday

  • 9AM: All campers decided to start Friday with a game of Among Us.
  • 9:15: Have a group meeting to finalize the Game.
  • 9:30: Start final touches
  • 10:30: Take a snack break.
  • 10:45: Present final game and participate in other presentations.
  • 11:50: Update my task spreadsheet with activities done including breaks taken.

 

A few more details and FAQs

Logistics

This camp will be offered weekly starting June 7th through August 6th (not offered week of July 5th). Students sign up on a weekly basis.

Pricing: $75 per week.

Students expected to have a Windows or a Mac computer.

After Registration, students will be invited for a working session to assess fit with the program.

Is this a good fit for your child?

This camp is only open to students in rising grades 6 and up. If your child can work well in a group and with a degree of independence and has solid experience in at least two of: Scratch, MIT App Inventor, JavaScript, Unity.

Typically, if your child has had at least 2 years of Coding experience and/or has done most/all of our Coding programs in the past, they will thrive.

If you are unsure, please give us a call at 980-292-1441.

When will the payment be due?

The price of the program is $75 per week. After you register, we will set up some time with your child to understand their experiences and after we assess a fit, we will send you an invoice. Payment will be due within 7 days of receiving the invoice.

Will there be any teaching in the camp?

This is not a 'class room' based camp. Students will be given broad guidelines and will be expected to build fully working projects independently and working with their peers. Coaches will join multiple times to answer questions and provide guidance. They will also be able to chat with coaches via Google Classroom.

What is the content for each week?

The content will be largely determine by the student. Thinking Feet will provide broad objectives (as an example: Build a multi player platformer game with 3 levels). One week they may want to build a Scratch game, the other week they may want to build an App. It is entirely up to the student.

Will there be breaks?

It is entirely up to the student when they want to take a break. They may play games during breaks either with their peers or independently.

How will parents know what the student is doing?

Students will fill out daily trackers listing their activities. Parents and their coaches will have access to that. Coaches (and parents may as well) intervene if student is deemed to be spending too much time on playing games rather than working.

What's this about Thinking Feet buying their product?

At the end of every week, Thinking Feet will ask interested students to submit their work (along with documentation) for Thinking Feet to review. Thinking Feet may present an offer to buy the code behind their product. If it is a group project, the payment will be distributed equally among the team members. The price offered will vary based on the complexity of the product. Payment will be made in the form of a gift card.

 

 

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, Wesley Chapel, Piper Glen and Fort Mill, SC.​​