Open House: Winter Maker Camp II

DATE:Saturday, January 20, 2018 TIME:12:15pm - 1pm LOCATION: Ardent Northwood Click here to RSVP


Ms. Kraut

Director of Science and Engineering Programs


At this Open House, parents will learn an overview of each camp's structure, the benefits of building a student's technological experience at an early age, and how Ardent Maker Camps are unlike any other. RSVP is required as limited spaces are available. We ask that only parents attend.
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Maker Camp Programs

Program Title Description

Lego WeDo Coding for Grades 2-3

SUN - 9:30am - 11:30am @ Ardent NW

01/28/2018 - 02/25/2018

Using a combination of interactive lessons, concept explanations, videos, puzzles, quizzes, and DIY projects, this courses teaches students to write block-based programs that integrate the WeDo Smart Hub with the environment. The coding activities build and reinforce STEM skills, math, and science, while introducing programming concepts such as repetition, conditional logic, variables, and functions.

Creative Coding for Grades 2-3

SAT: 1pm - 3pm @ Ardent UTC

02/03/2018 - 03/03/2018

Discover programming through art, music, and math. Collaborate with other students as you plan and build amazing projects using visual programming. Create interactive greetings, experiment with sounds and musical notes, make your own comics, design characters and animate them, generate math art, and build level-based games. No prior programming experience required.

Robotics Coding for Grades 3-4

SUN: 12pm - 2pm @ Ardent NW

01/28/2018 - 02/25/2018

A fun introduction to programming that includes concise coverage of computer science fundamentals through hands-on projects. Students will start with visual programming and transition to text programming. They will also learn how to program a physical robot and transition to how to program games and solve math problems.

Game Design 101 for Grades 3-5

SAT: 11am - 1pm @ Ardent UTC

02/03/2018 - 03/03/2018

This class introduces beginners in grades 3-5 to programming using a fun scenario-based approach through building two complete games: Side Scroller Survival to learn basics of motion and animation, and Beat Bot Battle, where students program a robot to dance. Upon completing this course, students will be able to build simple games, animations, and a variety of simple projects. No prior experience is needed.

Drone Coding Studio for Grades 5-6

FRI: 4pm - 6pm @ Ardent NW

02/02/2018 - 03/02/2018

Using a combination of interactive lessons, concept explanations, videos, puzzles, and DIY projects, this class teaches students to write programs that control drones. The coding activities build and reinforce STEM skills in geometry, engineering, math, and science. Students will collect and graph data, calculate speed and perimeter, and creatively solve challenges in small groups.

Arduino II for Grades 6-8

WED: 4pm - 6pm @ Ardent NW

01/31/2018 - 02/28/2018

In this class students build a robotic car, head, and hand which they will program using the Arduino micro-controller. They will learn how to control motors, use sensors and LEDs, and design robotic systems that mimic bionic movement. Students will be able to take their Arduino components and projects home at the completion of class. Previous programming experience with Arduino required.


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