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Intro to Robotics (ages 14-18 yrs)

Free

with SoLa I CAN Team

Calendar Jan 9, 2023 at 6:15 pm, runs for 12 weeks

Ranger w/ArduinoC Part 1: Intro to ArduinoC with Robotics

High School Ages 14-18 yrs / Mondays

In this class, students will build a Ranger robot and receive an introduction to programming skills with ArduinoC.

Cyber Security/IT Basics (ages 14-18 yrs)

Free

with SoLa I CAN Team

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

Cyber Security/IT Basics

High School Ages: 14-18 yrs / Wednesday's

Course Description

Our daily lives have been built off the technology’s ability to connect us with our loved ones, customers, and the world at-large. But we often take security for granted. This course offers tech scholars an opportunity to learn how to defend against these cyber vulnerabilities, while competing in a national competition called Cyber Patriot. The second half of this course is designed to prepare the Tech Scholar to take the CompTIA IT Fundamentals certification exam, a professional-level certificate that is standard in the cyber security industry. Instruction includes IT literacy, environmental and safety concepts, operating systems, software, hardware, networking, alternative technologies, security, and computational thinking. Tech Scholars utilize the skills and evolving needs of today’s modern workplace to analyze and solve problems within the IT industry. 

By the end of the course, your scholars will:

  • Windows/Linux/Mac OS troubleshooting
  • Networking Hardware Maintenance/troubleshooting
  • Machine Hardware maintenance/troubleshooting
  • LAN Networking
  • Software Solutions
Full Course

Coding with Drones (ages 14-18 yrs)

Free

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.. 

 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

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.

 

 

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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