Current Classes for Kids (Fall/Winter 2018)
As we are updating our website with next session’s courses, we have compiled all of our currently running courses in one place just in case you need the dates and times! For more information regarding future courses, please visit the rest of the website!
Please note, classes do not run on the following dates:
December 17 - January 1 / Winter Holidays
January 2 - January 4 / Winter Camp
February 16 / Family Day Weekend
March 9 - March 15 / March Break
April 19 - April 22 / Easter Weekend
May 18 - May 20 / Victoria Day Weekend
Regular classes resume after the winter holidays on Monday, January 7, 2019 and after the March Break on Saturday, March 16, 2019.
Students are introduced to ScratchJr, a fun, free tool that uses a drag and drop interface, allowing young learners to build simple animations and video games as they learn programming principles and concepts.
Session 1 | January 31 to March 7 | Thursdays 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Session 2 | January 31 to March 7 | Thursdays 5:30 to 6:30 PM
Robotics with LEGO WeDo
This program for kids serves as an introduction to robotics. Children will build basic robots while learning some of the fundamental topics within science and technology. With LEGO WeDo, kids will learn programming, teamwork, time management, conflict resolution, building, and construction.
January 8 to February 26 | Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:15 PM
ROBOTICS WITH LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3
Kids are introduced to robotics in a fun and engaging format! Immerse your child in the world of LEGO robotics, where they will build EV3 robots while working as a team and learning about science, technology, engineering and math in a fun and engaging program.
BEGINNERS | October 10 to February 13 | Wednesdays 4:00 to 5:30 PM
BEGINNERS | October 13 to February 23 | Saturdays 10:00 to 11:30 AM
LEVEL 2 | October 10 to February 13 | Wednesdays 5:45 to 7:15 PM
LEVEL 3 | October 13 to February 23 | Saturdays 12:00 to 1:30 PM
In our Roblox and Minecraft programs, kids learn how to use Java to control a Roblox or Minecraft server, build mods, and design game modes. They spend the classes coding before hopping on their servers to test their creations! Prior experience playing Roblox or Minecraft on a computer is recommended.
SESSION 3A | January 12 to February 9 | Saturdays 10:00 to 11:15 AM
SESSION 3B | January 12 to February 9 | Saturdays 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
SESSION 4A | February 23 to March 30 | Saturdays 10:00 to 11:15 AM
SESSION 4B | February 23 to March 30 | Saturdays 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM
LEARN TO CODE (GRADES 4-6)
Intro to Python
Python is an easy to learn programming language. Students will be introduced to Python by creating an interactive game from scratch! This course is good for beginners as well as kids that want to continue reviewing their current coding knowledge.
January 8 to February 26 | Tuesdays 4:00 to 5:00 PM
Students focus on python projects that include graphical elements and delve into more complex mini programs that will set up the building blocks towards creating a classic video game in a graphical format! It is recommended that students interested in this course have taken an introductory level python course before.
SESSION A | January 10 to February 28 | Thursdays 4:00 to 5:00 PM
SESSION B | January 12 to March 30 | Saturdays 1:00 to 2:00 PM
Video Game Design (Grades 4-6)
INTRO TO VIDEO GAME DESIGN WITH UNITY
Students learn to create a simple video game in Unity where the basics of game objects, scripting and manipulation of in game components is taught using introductory video game design principles.
October 13 to February 23 | Saturdays 10:00 to 11:15 AM
VIDEO GAME PROJECT: TREASURE HUNT RPG
Students focus on developing a fully fledged game in Unity with instructor supervision. Students must have completed at least one video game course in Unity to enroll in this project-based course.
October 13 to February 23 | Saturdays 1:00 to 2:15 PM
PHOTOSHOP PORTFOLIO PROJECTS
Students will learn design composition principles and bring their traditional art to life using Photoshop as a digital art tool. They will create art pieces that teach different design techniques by using specific Photoshop tools. Students will be provided with an Adobe Photoshop license for the duration of the program.
October 10 to December 12 | Wednesdays 5:30 to 7:00 PM
STOP MOTION WORKSHOPS
Students will be introduced to basic film production concepts including storyboarding, character development, staging, and post-production.
January 16 to March 6 | Wednesdays 5:30 to 7:00 PM