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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 1:35 PM - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 3:05 PM (PDT)

Hoover Grades 2-5 Graphics-based Coding

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Hoover Elementary School Students in Grades 2-5


Graphics-based Coding

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Wednesdays, 1:35 PM - 3:05 PM (September 7 through December 7)


$390 for 13-session series

Format and Topics

Students learn and explore with a variety of materials and software. This will include:

- Scratch                        -

- Thymio Robots            - Makey Makey & Scratch

- Mindstorms Robotics

Students will start with or Scratch and progress to Mindstorms and Scratch with Makey Makey.

Third graders can be considered for Text-based Coding after one quarter of Graphics-based coding and with permission of instructor. All students registering should have basic keyboarding and file management skills.

Come chat with us at the Ice Cream Social on Tuesday!

Frequently Asked Questions 
  1. How can I find out more?
         - Send email to Dr. Len Erickson (lerickson at
         - Or call 650-400-3175
         - Through Labor Day, contact Dr. Mark Miller (650-598-0105 x203, mlmiller at

  2. What is the refund policy?
         - Cancellations up to 1 week before first session: 90% of amount paid
         - After that, 50% of the pro rata amount for the remaining sessions can be refunded 

  3. Are any scholarships available?
           One or two scholarships can be made available, based on financial need. Please contact the school's after school coordinators to confirm eligibility and availability.

  4. What happens if this gets cancelled?
    This event requires a minimum of 12 paid participants. If the minimum is not met, participants will be notified 1 week before the first session and full refunds will be provided.

  5. What is the maximum enrollment?
         Max 16 regular enrollments plus 1-2 scholarship enrollments.

  6. If my child misses a day, can I get a pro rata refund?
    No. Managing this becomes far too complicated. Sorry!

  7. If my child misses a day, will they fall hopelessly behind?
         No. We work with every child to ensure they are making good progress. Work is largely self-paced.

  8. Are students from other schools welcome?
         Not at this offering, sorry! Let us know if you are interested in a similar offering at your school!


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Multipurpose Room
Hoover Elementary School
445 E. Charleston Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 1:35 PM - Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 3:05 PM (PDT)

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  • Email: camps at
  • Phone: 650-598-0105 x0 (Ask for Dr. Len Erickson or Dr. Mark Miller) is a 501(c)(3) California nonprofit, public benefit corporation. Our mission is to help people use technology more effectively for learning. We provide educational technology consulting services and hands-on learning opportunities. We emphasize student achievement and equitable access. We create innovative solutions to facilitate teaching and learning. We work in a variety of K-12 contexts, including: traditional public schools, charter schools and charter management organizations, parochial schools, independent schools, other nonprofit groups providing services to youth and the community. We offer after-school and in-school enrichment programs, professional development for educators, and summer camps.

Our core competencies include Computer Science (including coding and computational thinking), Robotics, 3D Design and Technology. Our enrichment programs also feature other aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics [STEM], as well as technology-enabled digital/media Arts. Depending on the venue and offering, our target audience ranges from spring term Kindergarten through high school, including exploratory coding and robotics programs for children as young as grades 1-3 and a UC A-G approved Computer Science elective. We also offer Professional Development programs for educators, often at the San Mateo County Office of Education. We stress self-paced, technology-rich, hands-on activities and projects with a low ratio of students to instructors. We try to foster positive attitudes toward STEM, confidence, competency, self-esteem, curiosity, lifelong learning, collaboration, resilience, and other 21st century workforce skills.

Our full, legal name is The Miller Institute for Learning with Technology. Our web site is at and our camp/workshop offerings are described at All of our paid programs feature scholarships for students with financial need. We also provide free programs supported by grants, including San Mateo County's Human Services Agency, the Clive Family Foundation, and private donations.


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