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Classes

All classes are $275 for 1 hour and 15 minutes per week for 8 weeks (unless otherwise noted).

 

Coding
Game Learning
Making & Inventing
Robotics

Coding for Kids

Grades K-1
Get introduced to the world of coding! What is coding? What does it do? Why is it so important? Learn the basic language of code such as of sequential commands and loops. In Coding for Kids students will learn through a series of hands-on projects and activities as well as in Scratch Jr, a tablet based programming environment developed by MIT. Make basic coding logic fun and easy to learn!

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Learning Robotics with LEGO

Grades K-1
New to LEGO robotics? Then this is the class for you! Students will investigate motorized models with Lego WeDo and learn about gears, belts, and motors. After building each model, students will solve challenges that will exercise their creativity and problem solving skills in addition to improving their understanding of how the machines work! The class will culminate in a project of the student's own design and integrates Lego and motor power.

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Young Inventors Squad

Grades K-1
This is your chance to build and re-engineer components of everyday objects and recycled materials into your own cool gadgets! Students will engage in guided challenges to develop a working knowledge of physics concepts and engineering skills by making science gadgets to take home.

Now with new activities and challenges for 2018/2019 school year!

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Minecraft! Adventure Team

Grades K-2
Do you want to learn how to play Minecraft? Join us on an epic adventure as we work together to explore, build and learn about this amazing world. What can you do in Minecraft? What is Creative Mode and Survival Mode? How do people build those amazing architectures? Why is this game so fun and why is it considered educational? Answer these questions and more with the Minecraft Adventure Team!

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Minecraft Club

Grades 1-3 and Grades 4-6
Join a group of like minded builders, crafters and adventurers playing Minecraft. Play on two servers, one in creative mode for unlimited building of epic structure and one in survival mode for the ultimate adventure. Play with our seasoned staff and focus on building and growing as a group in this one-of-a-kind experience.

Now playing version 1.13 and beyond!

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Computer Art and Making Things

Grades 2-3
Modern making is so much more than just working with our hands. By using computers and technology we can make anything look professional! Learn simple computer art and design programs to make awesome images and 2D art. Then we will apply what you learned to make objects in our laser and vinyl cutters to make many cool and useful objects that you will take home!

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Scratch Programming

Grades 2-3
Learn basic concepts of programming using the incredibly popular program Scratch, developed by MIT. Scratch is a "block based" coding software which teaches students how to program by snapping together digital blocks of code. Animate stories and create simple game mechanics. No previous programming experience required!

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Lego Junior Engineers

Grades 2-3
Take Lego robotics to the next level with WeDo 2.0. Students will learn how to build simple machines with motorized parts such as winches, pulleys, drive trains and more! Add sensors and program your creations to respond to their environment. Then work together to design a machine to meet the challenge of the day! No previous Lego experience is necessary for this class.

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Minecraft Animation: Storytelling

Grades 3-5
Telling a good story is a powerful modern tool. It can help you be creative, to show off your talents and even to promote yourself. In Minecraft Animation: Storytelling students will work in groups to outline plots, describe scenes and write scripts. Then they will jump into Minecraft to create their backdrops and set their scenes. Students will film their stories in Minecraft using screen capture software, narrate with their scripts and edit their videos. *Student films may be made available publicly on the web but will not contain students faces or any identifying information.

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Code Kingdoms: My First Minecraft Mod

Grades 4-5
Learn to create your own Mods for Minecraft using this simple tool for teaching JAVA! Code Kingdoms is a coding interface which allows students to code on several levels from very simple "block coding" with pictures, to more complex JAVA. This class is a great introduction to more advanced coding and no experience is necessary.

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FLL Robot Skills Team

Grades 4-5
Are you new to First Lego League? Have you not made a Mindstorms robot that can navigate yet? Are you curious about competition but not sure if you are ready? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then this is the class for you! FLL Robot Skills Team is an opportunity for students new to Mindstorms robotics and competition to get a year of experience with the robots before taking on the full FLL competition.

On the Robot Skills Team students will learn basic to advanced robotics skills. They will use the current year competition board to practice their skills. However this team will not do the research project/presentation or attend the competition as a team (they are invited to come and watch so that they see what it is like). The Skills Team will help students to learn the skills needed to be more sucessful in future years.

FLL Robot Skills Team is $375 and meets for 1.5 hours per week for up to 12 weeks (until competition date). Click Here for more information about First Lego League and the Robot Skills Team.

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First Lego League (FLL)

Grades 4-5 and Grades 6-8
During the fall (September to December), students can register for FIRST LEGO League (aka FLL) to participate in a global competition, in which they will be assigned an Einstein's Workshop staff member as a coach to progress their average of 6-person team through the season's challenge. There is a robotics challenge course and a research project and presentation portion to FLL. The season culminates on an all-day Saturday regional competition in mid-December.

FLL is $500 and meets for 2 hours per week for up to 12 weeks (until competition date)
Click Here for more information about First Lego League.

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Creating 3D Prints with BlocksCAD

Grades 4-5
Learn how to design awesome 3D objects using BlocksCAD, a software program developed at Einstein's Workshop. BlocksCAD combines 3D modeling with block-based coding for an easy to use and educational experience. Print up to 3 of your designs on one of Einstein's Workshop's 3D printers!

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Java Minecraft Modding

Grades 6-8
"Modding" is a way for students to program advanced modifications (or Mods) to Minecraft by learning how to edit and add to existing back-end code of Minecraft. Students will learn about the syntax and command framework of JAVA, and apply these concepts to change Minecraft's gameplay and visuals.

This is an into class and no programming experience is required.

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Now modding version 1.12.2.

Minecraft Modding Club

Grades 6-8
Modding club is a chance for students who have some familiarity with modding to work on specific projects and thrive in a collaborative environment. Our instructors will spend time helping students 1 on 1 to help them apply advanced approaches and learn and work on big projects.

Students enrolled in Modding Club should have already taken Java Minecraft Modding.

Now modding version either 1.7.10 or 1.12.2.

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Arduino Electronics and Programming

Grades 6-8
Arduino is a powerful open-source computer and electronics tool for learning and prototyping electronics. Hobbyists and professionals use Arduino to create custom projects and to design and test products and services. In this intro level class students will learn the basics of buttons, switches and potentiometers, LED and motor control, and programming.

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