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Ages 14-18

Coding with Drones (ages 14-18 yrs)


with SoLa I CAN Team

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

Coding with Drones

High School Ages 14-18 yrs / Thursday's 

Program Overview

Drones in many ways are helping to define the future of commerce and entertainment. DroneCode introduces Tech Scholars to the world of drones, programming and coding. Using a combination of interactive lessons, videos, puzzles, and DIY projects, DroneCode teaches Tech Scholars to write programs that control drones. The coding activities build and reinforce STEM skills in engineering, geometry, art, math, and science. 

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.. 


Drone command library




Conditional logic

Problem solving


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

Basic Drone Programing

1. Introduction to Tello EDU Drone Programming with DroneBlocks

This course will run you through the very basics of the DroneBlocks interface, how to connect to your Tello or Tello EDU, as well as a sneaky little introduction to loops.

2. Introduction to Tello Drone Programming

This course goes a little further with its introduction to block coding, and steps you through how to use loops, variables, and logic – crucial tools for those looking to step-up their coding abilities!


Advanced Drone Programing

3. Advanced Tello Programming with DroneBlocksLearn to fly in arcs and curves! This course teaches you to break free from simple up-down movements and adds a whole new dimension to flying.

4. Introduction to JavaScript Programming with DroneBlocks CodeThis was a favorite course in the DroneBlocks STEM Curriculum! Making the leap from block coding to line-based coding has never been so easy. DroneBlocks Code allows Tech Scholars to code their drone using JavaScript, but it’s super simple and user-friendly, giving Tech Scholars that extra confidence boost to tackle the next step in coding.



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Team Esports Rocket League (ages 11-18 yrs)


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

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Graphic Design Basics (ages 11-18 yrs)


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 




The seven elements of design

Design Principle

Project Management


Full Course

Next Generation Financial Teaching (NFT/WEB3)


with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Feb 1, 2023 at 6:15 pm, runs for 8 weeks

Next Generation Financial Teaching  


  • High School (Ages: 14-16 yrs) 
  • Attend In-Person Sessions (WED, 6:15 - 7:45 pm)
  • Commitment Acknowledgment: This in-person course requires a strong commitment. All participants who successfully complete the 8-week course will have the opportunity to showcase their work in a special SoLa event. 


The Next Generation Financial Teaching program is an 8-week comprehensive experience for 14-16-year-olds that empowers participants to learn about the emerging technologies driving the Web3 revolution, particularly blockchain, cryptocurrency, and NFTs. During the eight weeks, participants will design their cryptocurrency and NFT and develop a pitch deck for their products. Participants walk away from the course Web3 entrepreneurs.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Become a digital entrepreneur that cultivates creativity, problem-solving, and product development. 
  • Learn the fundamentals of blockchain technology. 
  • Design and market an NFT
  • Engage with Web3 marketing and monetization strategy and tactics.  
  • Learn the history of the internet from Web1 (roughly 1990-2005) to Web2 (roughly 2005-2020) and now to Web3.  

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