Hold onto your popcorn; Computational Thinkers is breaking the lid off the movie industry this Fall Break 2017 with classes focused on “Tech in Movies”!
Have you ever wondered the computational techniques necessary for animated character design; or perhaps the science behind your favorite space journeys? What is the proper way to hold a lightsaber while building your core strength, anyway?
These burning questions into the secrets of Hollywood can be answered at Computational Thinkers this Fall!
Not only are they a fun way to keep your mind sharp during the “first quarter slump” that is Fall Break, but, your kids will develop a deeper understanding of how science and technology play an integral role in the entertainment industry.
Without science or computational thinking, we would never have the classic movies that touch our hearts and break the box office. Learning at a young age how tech can be used in a multitude of ways expands a child’s potential for innovation in the future.
Help the next generation of moviegoers by helping your child to become the tech wiz of the silver screen!
This year Fall Break will be between October 9 – 13. View a full list of Fall Classes and register here!
You can also view our upcoming classes below! Hurry! Space is running out!
Jedi School: No matter whether they follow the Light side or Dark, this class will get them moving! Students will learn a combination of techniques from the longsword and kendo curriculums and the movies using lightsabers!
Build and Program your mBot for Combat: Meet mBot, a friendly programmable entry-level robot. Students will construct mBot & bring him to life after learning simple drag and drop programming.
The Journey to Calculating Outer Space: THE ASTRONOMICAL UNIT
THE LIGHTYEAR, THE PARSEC, INTERGALACTIC MEASUREMENTS – Discover the not so-unmeasurable secrets of outer space. Take the fascinating journey to infinity and beyond!
Parkour: Students learn the fundamentals of parkour moves and techniques, including jumping and landing, rolling, vaulting, climbing, falling and more!
Electronic Music Movie Production: Your Laptop + Ableton = Your New Musical Instrument. After a nice donation from Ableton, we are able to bring DJ Style productions to our classroom.
Create Animated Shorts: Learn to create an animated Short with the same technology
used to create the upcoming movie “My Little Pony”.
Intro to Kinesiology: MUSCLE TESTING: Clock your running speed, Calculate your vertical Jump, measure your Stretch. Graph and chart your results. Do it again, now compare. Make your conjecture and suggest ways to improve.
Coding + Glowing + Choreography: Sometimes learning to write code can be daunting and even downright intimidating. This class aims to take the fear out of learning to write code and turns complicated concepts into fun physical activities: Loops, Iterations, Algorithms, Patterns, binary and more.
Lab: Open TechEdutainment: Sorry, but we will require you to practice your keyboarding skills. If you are ever going to master writing code you have to be comfortable with keyboarding. Don’t worry, that’s just to start. After that, you can do all kinds of tech games.
Movie Set Engineering: Create the next generation of Space Droids, a Walking My LittlePony or a viscous Lloyd Garmadon.