About kidOYO (link)
This is a "Kids Learning Code" program, introducing students to the mechanics of computational problem solving for any number of student-driven outcomes. Students interested in gaining computational thinking skills, learning to create computer programmed games, imagine interactive and animated stories, or prototype ideas generated from their imaginations using tools such as micro-circuits and the wildly popular 3D sandbox Minecraft will be among peers in this exciting and unique program. We introduce kids 9-13 to creative tools that let their imaginations explore and pursure outcomes in a social context unlike anything else. Here, kids own their own education.
The January ticket purchase includes one (1) weekend day from 10am - 4pm. Club members may come for the full 6 hours or for their desired time. Sorry, but we can not accomodate partial month payment options or "make up" classes.
January meeting dates are listed below:
We love the "Maker Movement"; as professional makers of manufactured goods for the past 10+ years we know how valuable the opportunity to acquire engineering skills can be. As educational toy and technology developers, we appreciate the real-world education of making finished outcomes possible, of iterating our own efforts and "failing forward" in productive ways to give tangible value to others. As entrepreneurs exploring material science to create unique products and packaging, or designers working with subtractive injection molding and additive 3D printed prototyping processes, or programmers working with advanced tools of data science to enable new insights and services... there has never been a more exciting time to become a maker!
kidOYO is about making that opportunity available to kids, our young makers. We are parents, we know the importance of putting these skills in the hands of kids, and we know schools are not getting that job done early enough or with enough real world context. If you want these skills to be available to kids, you have to put them in the room with the freedom to engage productively. Acceptance and success is found in the approach.
kidOYO is making a "Maker Education" available on Long Island. We are offering an opportunity to parents to allow their kids to participate alongside our own. We are aggressively bringing new tools and resources into these programs each month, and presenting learning opportunities in a student-led format. We do not supply answers, we provoke inquiry. We do not teach to facts, we investigate possibilities and make outcomes happen. We encourage confidence in young people engaging the engineering design process by providing a freedom to "Fail Forward" without fear. We utilize the scientific method for practical purposes and challenge kids to think in ways they are often not accustomed to.
kidOYO is the opposite of traditional school; and we believe that is the greatest opportunity in the world of education today. We are working with professional teachers to integrate our methods with the Common Core and new Science Standards in hopes that new educational options will emerge for classrooms all over this country.
If you would like your child to learn about computer programming, electronic prototyping, circuits and micro-controllers, 3D printing and CAD design, Minecraft Mod-making, collaboration and installation, robotics, rocketry, and more... get involved while the opportunity exists.
Space is limited.
We are focusing on kids aged 9-13 (inquire for more info).
As the originators and leaders of the Coder Dojo movement on Long Island, as well as maker camps, MinecraftEDU programs and unique startup entrepreneurial learning opportunities, kidOYO allows young people to explore a wide spectrum of interests... the rest is up to you.
Please contact us if you have any questions. Differentiated instruction from 3 instructors will allow students to move at their own pace and skill level. If you are not sure if your child is ready for this type of learning opportunity, please contact us to set up a phone assessment.
VIEW: kidOYO Maker Dojo Demo