The Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted learning for roughly 92% of the world’s student population. Close to 1.6 billion children in over 150 countries have had their education and social development disrupted. At GenerateTech, our goal is to keep children of all ages excited about learning and to do so in the safest way possible. The mental, emotional and social development of children will continue to decline the longer they stay away from engaging hands-on in-person training. Many students will have difficulty returning to school, and generally, to discipline, if they do not get involved in a structured hands-on in-person training experience during the Summer. We get that! This is why we have implemented clear-cut commonsense policies to support learning, safe operations and socialization during our Innovative Technologies in STEM Summer Camp from July 6 – 10. We want you to have full confidence to allow your child to develop competence. Yes, we have to work harder and for less, but WE ARE DOING IT TO RECLAIM OUR CHILDREN’S FUTURES.
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Hands-on Interactive Learning & Fun Experiences
All campers learn by doing
"Because Innovative Technologies STEM Summer Camp is 100% hands-on, campers will likely remain motivated beyond camp to continue their learning and to challenge themselves with other DIY STEM projects. For parents, this should be a welcomed outcome. Undoubtedly, COVID-19 decelerated the learning progress of many students, so to inspire our campers to code and create for the rest of Summer is a win-win for their futures and families." - Mark Fraser, President
The micro:bit is a tiny, microcomputer with programmable LEDs, light, and temperature sensors, physical connection pins, motion sensors, and wireless communication via radio and Bluetooth. The hands-on learning curriculum to be used will engage campers as they see their abstract programs come to life on a tangible physical device.
Campers will benefit from a combination of instructor-led demos, engaging lessons, videos, puzzles, quizzes, and DIY projects to maximize their learning experiences while having fun. Based on grade level, campers will write programs and deploy the code to the micro:bit using either block codes or Python programming language. Campers will complete over 10 hands-on activities as they bring their individual micro:bit to life. These activities will challenge their critical thinking skills and improve their coding, construction and creative abilities.
Among the micro: bit 12 programming activities, campers will learn about sprites and how to communicate with other micro: bits using the built-in radio. Concepts taught include: creating sprites, moving sprites, deleting sprites, radio setup, and sending data. Younger campers will also learn how to create their first fast-paced racer game using the micro: bit. Older campers will practice their reflex skills as they learn how to program a game on their micro:bit that tests the user's reaction time.
Drones are becoming increasingly popular, not just for war and military purposes, but also for wildlife and atmospheric research, disaster relief, photography related to landscape, weddings, and sports, and much more! This course will teach students the importance of going through a pre-flight checklist, they will learn the different controls of a drone, learn how to control a quadcopter's flight pattern, and even use advanced techniques in an obstacle course. Campers will learn STEM skills in Math and Science, including geometry, spatial awareness and how laws of nature work.
Developing motor skills and hand-eye coordination is important to advance the learning process and to facilitate physical growth. It influences many other skills such as observation, reading, preparedness, writing, balance, and a sense of direction. By using visual cues while processing other information, campers will enhance their fine motor skills.
The following skills are promoted during training activities:
Coding, Critical Thinking, Construction, Connection, Creativity, Collaboration
As students complete their daily camping activities and challenges, they will learn, understand and demonstrate the following coding skills:
List and arrays