Helping Youth and Teens Succeed Since 1978.
"ENVISION SUCCESS" PROGRAM
October 23 - December 11, 2021
10:00 am - 11:15 am
FREE STEAM class through October 15th
Independent, motivated Achievers have the chance to explore topics of interest in-depth and with the support of an expert instructor. Course activities develop critical and creative thinking as students engage with content that inspires excitement and furthers interest in the field.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND BUSINESS
Learn how to start your business and be your boss. This fun, real-life class lets you explore possible money-making ideas. Then you test them in a team setting, addressing real-world business challenges with real-world business solutions.
Activities bring to life STEAM, maker, and design thinking concepts under the umbrella of entrepreneurship. Youth work with business professionals to plan an authentic business operation.
They learn about business from ideation to building business plans as they explore real money-making ideas through collaboration with their peers in a team setting. As part of this program, they learn 21st-century skills such as critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration. They explore real-world connections and problem-solving for a cause as they learn the steps to starting their own businesses.
From money values to cryptocurrency, 6th through 12th graders will explore all of the essential personal finance topics necessary to become a financially capable student. Topics include:
FORTNITE TOURNAMENT COACHING
National Esports Professional Championship Coaches teach how to improve reactions, APM, aim training, and awareness while learning about champion matchups, and best tactics with specific champions including refinement of team play tactics and callouts, working on strats, map control, and punishing your opponent for their mistakes.
LEAGUE OF LEGENDS TOURNAMENT COACHING
National Esports Professional Championship Coaches teach how to acquire new skills and refine current ones, develop game strategies, conduct in-play, and post-play analysis, how to manage game settings, and promote teamwork and precise communication
THE INTERNET OF THINGS: DESIGNING SMART DEVICES
From thermostats to driverless vehicles to children’s toys, virtually any physical object can be transformed into an IoT device if one has the right technology. In this project-based class, learn how to capture information wirelessly with electrical devices, process that information using software on a microcontroller, and then communicate the data to a web page that uses simple HTML to display results. Additionally, explore the cloud, what information is sent there, and its related applications and technologies.
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR ROBOT (AI & ML) BY MIT
It's estimated that by 2022, there will be 58 million new jobs in the area of artificial intelligence. That's why it's important that the youth of today are both conscientious consumers and designers of AI.
The Learnatory has partnered with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to offer "How to Train Your Robot" which explores artificial intelligence, machine learning, and ethics. Students participate in a range of hot-topic discussions and hands-on, creative activities to learn about how artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting society today. This course seeks to teach technical concepts—such as how to train a simple classifier—and the ethical implications those technical concepts entail, such as algorithmic bias. They design robot companions to solve real-world problems and use machine learning (ML) to make them intelligent. At the end of the session, there is a showcase where students can share their inventions with their friends, families, and the public.
INTRO TO PYTHON CODING
Introduction to Python is geared toward kids 12 and older. Kids start by learning about coding fundamentals such as variables, loops, and if/then statements. From there, they progress to working with graphics and eventually to building games. Students work through challenges and exercises, many of which are modeled after simple real-world problems that professional coders have to solve.
YOU'RE JUST A BALL OF ENERGY!
Did you know that everything - even you - is just energy? All matter and psychological processes — thoughts, emotions, beliefs, and attitudes — are composed of energy. When applied to the human body, every atom, molecule, cell, tissue, and body system is composed of energy that when superimposed on each other create what is known as the human energy field. (That's also part of "The Secret"!) Come explore this dive into the magical world of quantum physics.
Master the art of storytelling, combining thoughtful writing with self-produced digital media to tell the stories that matter to you. Improve your writing skills as you learn to craft compelling fiction and nonfiction narratives, bringing them to life with graphics, audio, video, and photos. Discover strategies to engage your audience as you create, edit, and share your work in collaboration with peers.
ROBLOX LEVEL-BUILDING & MONETIZATION
Learn how to build your levels with rotating contraptions, dangerous traps, and difficult climbs. You can even add monetization elements while you join millions of monthly users playing games and making content!
In this class, you will:
· Create and publish games to the Roblox website
· Develop and design an Obby
· Learn game design fundamentals
· Work with Lua scripts
GAME DESIGN WITH UNITY AND C#
Game Lovers and Creators Unite with Unity 3D! Learn to control and create games and even apps with this pro software. You will get an introduction to C# (C-sharp), Unity’s programming language, as you code your creations to do what you want in your 3D worlds! You will build up to 5 simple fun games with Unity!