STEAM R&E CENTER - CODING PROGRAMS FOR 1ST-12TH GRADE

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Learning to code helps support students to build computational thinking skills. It is a method that teaches students to think as if they are computer scientists. With computational thinking, students are taught how to approach new information and new problems. This cognitive strategy is important for students to learn in order to become successful today, and into their future.

Students come to our programs with varying learning needs, we assess students prior and during participation to better understand their learning needs. Sessions support project based experiential learning, where students learn and then demonstrate competency through projects. Students will learn to collaborate using Microsoft Teams and work with other students of varying age and abilities.

Our projects are incorporated with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, to teach students to solve real-world problems through coding. As students progress in the abilities to code they will have opportunities to work on game design, mobile application development, physical computing with IoT devices, Drones, Robotics, and more.

With the support of our STEAM Coaches, trained in cognitive learning approaches, they will build capacity while having fun learning coding competencies. Students will utilize a number of platforms in the programs, including but not limited to; Github, Scratch, Makecode, DroneBlocks, VisualStudio Code, Microsoft Azure, and Amazon Web Services.

This is a 10 Week Program where students earn pins as a part of their coding accomplishments. Each registered student will receive a baseball cap branded to show they are learning to code and a place they can proudly show their accomplishment pins.

Fundamentals in CS Coding Class (1st-5th Grade) Program cost is $395.00 for 10 Weeks 4-6PM. The first session begins Monday September 30th. Final Session is Monday December 2nd, December 9th is reserved for cancellation makeup date if needed. 

Building CS Skills – Intermediate Coding Class (6th-8th Grade) Program cost is $495.00 for 10 Weeks 4-6PM. The first session begins Tuesday October 1st. Final Session is Tuesday December 3rd, December 10th is reserved for cancellation makeup date if needed.

Application of CS- Real-World Coding Class (9th-12th Grade) Program cost is $495.00 for 10 Weeks 4-6 PM. The first session begins Wednesday October 2nd. Final Session is Wednesday December 4th, December 11th is reserved for cancellation makeup date if needed.

Building CS Skills – Intermediate Coding Class (6th-8th Grade) Program cost is $495.00 for 10 Weeks 6-8PM. The first session begins Thursday October 3rd. Final Session is Thursday December 5th, December 12th is reserved for cancellation makeup date if needed.

Fundamentals in CS Coding Class (1st-5th Grade) Program cost is $395.00 for 10 Weeks 3-5PM. The first session begins Sunday October 6th. Final Session is Sunday December 8th, December 15th is reserved for cancellation makeup date if needed.

There is a one time registration fee of $50 which includes accomplishment pin coding cap and their first accomplishment pin award is included.

If you have any questions the program please contact us

by email at events@we-connect-the-dots.org or by phone at 631-468-7475

Program Accomplishment Pins

Depending on where a student enters the program the accomplishment pin starting point will vary. All assessment requirements are outline for students as a part of the coding curriculum and shared within our collaboration spaces so that students can strive to achieve milestones and progress in coding. Our coding caps are a way for students to be recognized for their hard work.

Foundations in CS Pin

Student demonstrates mastery of a Drag and Drop platform and has completed a full assessment with a STEAM Coach. Students are now ready to move to line coding using one of the following languages: JavaScript,Python, HTML. CSS

Foundations of Computer Science

Mastery of JavaScript Foundations

Mastery of Python Foundations

Mastery of HTML, and CSS

Mastery of Advanced Python Competencies

Mastery of Advanced JavaScript Competencies

Mastery of Github Foundations

Mastery of Digital Citizenship

Mastery of Github Pages

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180 Michael Drive

Syosset, NY 11791

Office Phone:

(631)-468-7475

Nicholas (Nic) Leask

STEAM Coach

Nic is a STEAM Coach with experience in Technology at LC Consulting, LCC. He is a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Certified Instructor and Microsoft: Education Educator (MEE) Certified Instructor. He attended the Minecraft: Education Edition training at the Microsoft Corporate Office in Redmond, Washington. He graduated from Stony Brook University where he attained a degree in Environmental Studies and a degree in Business Management. Post-graduation Nic worked for an environmental marketing agency and later worked at a technology recruitment firm. The latter is where Nicholas found his opportunity to move into technology. He attended a software engineering bootcamp in NYC where he gained experience working primarily with CSS, HTML, JavaScript & React. While working with Connect-The-Dots, Nic has helped shape Nebula Academy and taught the importance of bringing tech into the classroom and how to utilize technology as a resource tool to engage students in immersive learning experiences.

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