YOUNG EXPLORER AUTUMN TECH CAMPS 2018

Innovate Tech Camp’s Young Explorer Programs are specially created for students in Prep to Grade 2. The programs are designed to allow junior students the ability to innovate through play. Innovate has a wide range of tools and a strong STEM curriculum which will bring out the creativity and innovation in every student. Every child can learn robotics and learn how to code! Juniors will learn how to problem solve and develop critical thinking skills in a safe environment which will help them during their school years and beyond.

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    Course Description: Engineering for Juniors (Engineering)

    Prerequisite: Ability to work in teams with a positive attitude to learning and able to attend the session independently. No prior experience required.

    Grades: Prep to Grade 2 | Date: 3 April 2018, Tuesday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $150

    Engineering for Juniors teaches junior students the fundamentals of robotics. Juniors will explore the concepts of gears, levers, pulleys and belts through building and constructing Lego models.

    Juniors will build mechanisms such as Dancing Birds, a Smart Spinner, a Drumming Monkey and through this series, understand how simple machines work through the Lego Drag and Drop software. The Drag and Drop software teaches students simple programming and allows them to bring their models alive by coding. This module is a great introduction to robotics for younger students and will help them understand the basic concepts in their early years.

    • Students will learn:

      • Computational thinking
      • Understand fundamentals of robotics
      • Learn about gears, pulleys, levers and belts
      • Understand and develop basic knowledge on how sensors work
      • Introduction to simple machines
    • Software & Hardware Skills Development

      • Drag and Drop Programming
      • Discovery
      • Hands on learning with building Lego models

    Course Description: Explore the Ozobot (Robotics)

    Prerequisite: Ability to work independently or in a team with a positive attitude to learning.  Student should  attend the session independently. No prior experience required.

    Grades: Prep to Grade 2 | Date: 4 April 2018 , Wednesday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $150

    A robotics and coding program for Junior students using the Ozobot robot! Cute and tiny, small but with a big personality, Ozobot is great for junior students to learn coding and how robots work in their environments.

    With lights, sounds and movements like a robot should, juniors learn how to program and control the Ozobots (block based programming with OzoBlockly) and visual code while learning the basic concepts of robotics and coding. During this camp, students will also use creative planks to create a world with tracks of visual codes for the Ozobots to move along in – an amazing world of robotics with an Ozobot visual code track!

    This course is great for younger students who would like an introduction to coding, visual codes and robotics or for those who wish to have a taster session before joining an after school robotics and technology program.

    • Students will learn:

      • Introduction to robotics and coding
      • How to make the Ozobot perform various tasks
      • Understand the fundamentals of coding and robotics
      • Use of visual codes for Ozobot to follow
      • Create a world for Ozobot with planks and design tracks and mazes for Ozobot to navigate through
    • Software & Hardware Skills Development

      • Fundamentals of coding
      • Fundamentals of robots work
      • Hands on learning with activities designed around the Ozobot
      • Use of block based programming with OzoBlockly)

    Course Description: Forces and Motion (Science)

    Prerequisite: Ability to work independently or in a team with a positive attitude to learning.  Student should  attend the session independently. No prior experience required.

    Grades: Prep to Grade 2 | Date: 5 April 2018 , Thursday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $150

    Explore air in this Forces and Motion module and discover its power with a series of experiments with balloons, plastic bags and a balloon car! Drive the balloon car with the power of air and see how fast you can go and discover how air can make things move.

    Junior students will also explore forces with the use of magnets, the compass with a variety of experiments related to forces. Students will also conduct experiments  to discover the weight of different objects using a balancing scale  and the principle behind a perfectly balanced scale.

    A very hands on module for the science kid who loves to explore and discover.

    • Students will learn:

      • Learn about air and how powerful it can be
      • Discover air power through a variety of hands on and fun experiments
      • Understand magnetic forces and how a magnet works
      • Explore how a bar magnet can become a compass
      • Witness and learn about magnetic forces
      • How balancing scales work
      • Compare the weight of different objects
      • Discover the principle behind a perfectly balanced scale
    • Software & Hardware Skills Development

      • Science
      • Discovery
      • Hands on experiments and analysis for Juniors

    Course Description: Explore Coding (Coding)

    Prerequisite: Ability to work independently or in a team with a positive attitude to learning.  Student should  attend the session independently. No prior experience required.

    Grades: Prep to Grade 2 | Date: 6 April 2018, Friday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $150

    An introductory program for young kids with a focus on coding and computer science.

    Junior students will be introduced to coding using virtual robots and drag and drop programming – yes use those fingers to create your code! Using tablets and coding applications,  students will learn the basics of coding through the drag and drop icons and learn simple coding instructions such as “Repeat”, “If and then”, perform a series of movement and turns and programming control buttons.

    Junior students will learn how to code with activities suited for young ones who would like to be introduced to STEM subjects in preparation for future learning activities such as robotics and coding.

    Our advice: Coding may be a little intimidating when young ones are starting out but we hope parents will work with us to encourage the little ones before they attend the program – together we can get them started on the journey!

    • Students will learn:

      • Basic coding on tablets
      • How to make objects move, perform turns and repeated tasks according to the missions set on the coding platforms
      • Understand the fundamentals of coding
      • Flowchart activity
    • Software & Hardware Skills Development

      • Basic but essential coding knowledge
      • Hands on learning with coding activities and ability to move up levels as more knowledge and confidence grows
      • Drag and Drop programming

    What Will Students Take Home?

    • Certificate of Completion
    • Photos and videos of completed projects – Bring your own camera

     

    STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

    ADAPTING TO NEW CHALLENGES
    COLLABORATIVE TEAMWORK
    CREATIVITY
    PROBLEM SOLVING

    Sample Day

    Learning and having fun

    8.45am-9.00am: Check-in. All students meet for morning announcements, ice breakers, and team-building activities.

    9:30am: Students will gather in their respective course groups. Let’s Begin!

    Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor.

    12pm: Lunch time & Play

    12.50 pm: Students will gather back in their respective course groups. Let’s Begin!

    3:00pm: Home Sweet Home

    We have a maximum of 12 students per instructor to allow every child an opportunity to create, make and learn. A facilitator is available to assist students with their learning needs.

    Our technology curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with our academy game plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide students with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at Innovate Tech Camps are for beginner through to advanced students.

    Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering and other related fields. All staff have a valid Working With Children Check.

    At Innovate Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses are fun and engaging. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEAM subjects, to keep on discovering and exploring. We want you to have fun and learn a lot. In between the course, you can expect supervised breaks, social time and outdoor play  – to take your eyes away from technology and into the open.

    Engineering for Juniors

    $150

    3 April 2018, Tuesday


    • Fundamentals of Robotics Systems. 

    • 9 am to 3 pm

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    Forces and Motion

    $150

    5 April 2018, Thursday


    • Explore air in the Forces and Motion conducting several experiments.

    • 9 am to 3 pm

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    CHOOSE FROM 1 day, Multiple Days or a Full week Program

    MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    You will need to bring morning tea, lunch, some snacks and a drink bottle. You will also need to bring along your action plans (if any).

    No, they do not need experience for any of the above. We just want kids and teens to come with a positive attitude, ready to learn and have fun!

    All our holiday camps are held at Forest Hill College, 178 – 180 Mahoneys Road, Burwood East. Please enter by Hawthorn Road, past Burwood Heights Primary School.