YOUNG EXPLORER TECH SUMMER SCHOOL JANUARY 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 which will help them during their school years and beyond.

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Course Description: STEM WORLD (Technology)

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: 8 January 2018, Monday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $150

STEM World is an integrated module for students who love to explore, discover and learn new things mainly robotics and electronics. 

Students will explore circuits and electronics with sophisticated STEM tools such as littleBits and Snap Circuits. Learning about circuits and how things work has never been this easy. Students will snap circuits together and create a variety of different circuits. Plus the littleBits makes learning about electronics and circuits, all the more fun and easy – they simply connect together with magnets! Students will be amazed at how things work at home by working on these circuits.

An added plus to this integrated STEM module, students will be introduced to modular robotics with the famous Cubelets which is a fun start to the fascinating world of robotics. Students will learn about Sense, Think and Action blocks and how they connect to form a variety of different robots. With no wires and programming required (they simply connect by magnets), they are a great introduction to robotics.

Young Explorers will also meet and play with Dash and Dot, two cute robotic friends who will demonstrate some robotics magic! Plus Innovate’s latest addition, R2D2 from Star Wars! This module is a great introductory module for young students who would like to explore STEM subjects in preparation for a higher robotics and technology education.

  • Students will learn:

    • Computational thinking
    • Understand how robots work
    • How sensors work
    • Understand Sense, Think and Action blocks and their outputs
    • Different types of circuits
    • How to create different types of circuits (LEDs, Servo motors, switches, buzzers etc)
  • Software & Hardware Skills Development

    • Interact with robots Dash and Dot and discover how they work with their program
    • Discovery
    • Hands on learning with robots and electronics

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: 9 January 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: 10 January 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.

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. This summer, students will also use creative 3D blocks 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 the Junior Engineering Academy after school.

  • 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 3D blocks 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: Explore Science (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: 11 January 2018 , Thursday | Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm (1 day program) | Forest Hill College, Burwood East, Vic | Cost: $150

A fun day with Chemistry experiments related to liquid! Students will explore this science module through a variety of experiments.

Young explorers will learn about soluble and insoluble substances, where dissolved substances go, removing salt from water and mixing colored water. Students will also use litmus paper to test various liquids to classify them as acidic, neutral and alkaline. Students will also learn how water is purified through a water purification kit.

A full day of hands on learning and discovery with various science  experiments specially created for the juniors who are curious. Don’t wear your best clothes for this one!

  • Students will learn:

    • Experiments involving various liquids
    • Learn about soluble and insoluble substances through experiments
    • Understand where dissolved substances go
    • Make and mix colored water
    • Test various liquids with litmus paper
    • Understand the properties of liquids and classify then accordingly
  • 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: 12 January 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.

TECH SUMMER SCHOOL (ALL PROGRAMS)

$750

8 TO 12 JAN 2018, MONDAY TO FRIDAY

  • 5 Days Full Week Program

  • Integrated module  to explore, discover and learn new things. 

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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STEM WORLD

$150

8 JAN 2018, Monday

  • 1 Day Program

  •  integrated module  to explore, discover and learn new things. 

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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ENGINEERING FOR JUNIORS

$150

9 JAN 2018, TUESDAY

  • 1 Day Program

  • Explore Engineering – with Lego WeDo. 

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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EXPLORE THE OZOBOT

$150

10 JAN 2018, WEDNESDAY

  • 1 Day Program

  • Explore Robotics

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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EXPLORE SCIENCE

$150

11 JAN 2018, THURSDAY

  • 1 Day Program

  • Explore Science

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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EXPLORE CODING

$150

12 JAN 2018, FRIDAY

  • 1 Day Program

  • Explore Computer Science

  • Coding using Tablet 

  • 9 am to 3 pm

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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.