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Entrepreneurship (ages 11-18 yrs)

Free

with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 9, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Entrepreneurship

Middle & High School Ages 11-18 yrs

In-person (Mon, 4:30 - 6:00 pm)

In this course, students will develop an entrepreneurial mindset and skills they can use in everyday life. They will gain foundational skills and knowledge needed to launch a business, from recognizing a need and creatively solving a problem to developing an actionable business plan.  

The course is comprised of three modules:

  • Creative Problem-Solving module, students learn and apply Design Thinking, an innovative process for problem-solving used by both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to brainstorm customer-centric ideas. This process focuses on the user’s needs and experiences by creating empathy maps, problem statements, prototypes, and testing plans to validate a product or service idea. 
  • Think Like an Entrepreneur module, students explore the traits of an entrepreneurial mindset needed by both entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs when solving problems and evaluating opportunities. An entrepreneurial self-assessment supports students in identifying their strengths and setting personal and professional goals. 
  • Rapid Business Planning module, students learn how to put their product or service idea into action by creating a concise yet effective one-page business plan. This iterative approach to business planning enables students to develop, test, and validate their plans with customers while filling an unmet market need.  

Scholars will receive cumulative benefits through the exploration of creative problem-solving, the entrepreneurial mindset, and business planning.

Full Course

Intro to Engineering with Robotics: Land Raider (ages 11-13 yrs)

Free

with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 9, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Ranger 1: Intro to Engineering with Robotics: Land Raider

Middle School Ages 11-13 yrs

What kind of engineer could you be? In class, students will learn about different types of engineers and complete projects related to each type of engineer's specialized skill. Students will build the Land Raider robot, learn programming skills, and learn how to think like engineers by using the Engineering Design Process.

Ranger 1: Intro to Engineering with Robotics: Land Raider

 

Coding with Drones (ages 11-13 yrs)

Free

with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 10, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Course Description 

Tech Scholars learn the basics of making a drone take off, land, move in different directions, do flips, and more. They'll begin by reviewing sequencing concepts as they write steps on how to make a drone fly using their own imagination. The Tech Scholars also learn to make their drones dance. The program culminates in the participants making a flying and dancing drone formation.

Topics

  • Drone command library
  • Sequencing
  • Repetition
  • Conditional logic
  • Problem-solving
  • Debugging
  • What Tech Scholars Learn
  • Fundamental coding concepts like events, variables, conditionals, and loops
  • Program Parrot drones using Tynker's visual code blocks
  • Program your own remote control to fly the way you want to fly
  • Sync projects to and from the Tynker mobile app
  • Program drones to react to your tablet's accelerometer
  • Navigate drones through obstacle courses
  • Perform fantastic aerial stunts and maneuvers
Full Course

Robotics 201: Engineering & Coding (ages 11-13 yrs)

Free

with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 11, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Robotics 201: Engineering & Coding

Middle School Ages: 11-13 yrs / Wednesdays

Ranger 2: Engineering & Coding: Fast Robots & Gyroscopes

Who’s ready to roll?! Level UP to faster robots in this Part II class with Ranger Robot. Experiment with your own unique robot designs, build a speedier robot and learn how gyroscopes work. Programming skills included.

 

Elibilige students must have completed Robotics 101.

Will run

Team Esports Rocket League (ages 11-18 yrs)

Free

with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 12, 2023 at 4:30 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Team Esports Rocket League 

Middle & High School Ages: 11-18 yrs / Thursday's 

Esports Rocket League provides simulated tournament play with fellow scholars using professional equipment. Rocket League welcomes all levels of ability, and this course will incorporate training routines, replay reviews, and one-on-one coaching sessions to advance scholarly skill sets. By using these techniques, all players will learn about the complexities of Esports using the same methods as industry professionals.

Working with fellow scholars, all players will work with two teammates to compete in class-wide tournament scenarios throughout the course. All High-School competitors can compete in the official national High School Esports ‘Rocket League’ League, allowing them to leap into careers as professional gamers. 

By the end of the course, you will: 

Rocket League Gameplay Concepts 

Learn how to communicate with teammates

Enhancing computer literacy

Be introduced to Esports Tournament Formats and play-ins

Understand how to conduct 1:1 Replay Reviews

[For those eligible] Be enrolled and compete in the High School Esports League

Will run

Graphic Design Basics (ages 11-18 yrs)

Free

with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 12, 2023 at 6:15 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Graphic Design Basics 

Middle & High School Ages: 11-18 yrs / Thursday's

Intro Course Description

An image can represent a thousand words; if it's designed to. In Graphic Design Basics, tech scholars develop an eye for design and learn how it pertains to memory and communication. Scholars will explore how a well-designed image can influence marketing. Throughout this course, Tech Scholars use professional digital design tools like Adobe’s Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop to convey their understanding of graphic design following concepts.

By the end of the course, your scholars will understand::

Color theory 

Typography

Trademark

Marketing

The seven elements of design

Design Principle

Project Management

 

Full Course




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