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kidOYO - Spring 2018 @ Stony Brook University


Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

kidOYO - Spring 2018 @ Stony Brook University

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Morning Fundamentals (10am - 12pm)
"Back to the Basics" - Learn and reinforce the fundamentals of programming in multiple languages. Depending on prior experience, students will be grouped into either beginner sessions, or will be continuing their early learning experience within Python, Java/C#, or Web sessions.
Feb 3, 2018 $400.00 $20.19
Afternoon Open Create (1 - 4pm)
{Prior Programming Skills Required} Concept development, team building, project collaboration, publish & present (Demo).. students with a passion for programming & prototyping will pursue personal goals and engage with mentors & peers in the production of projects using many different languages & tools. If you can sit down and begin writing simple code while aiming at a specific creative outcome, join us! Micro-lessons aimed at programming/ prototyping skill development for enrolled students will occur throughout semester. Python, Java, C# for Unity game dev, html, CSS, Javascript, hardware dev, and more languages will all be engaged.
Feb 3, 2018 $600.00 $26.19
Full Day (Morning Fundamentals + Afternoon Open Create)
{Prior Programming Experience Required} Students choosing this option will participate in morning fundamentals sessions, afternoon open create sessions and will be able to eat lunch on campus with mentors between sessions. Students may bring own lunch, or buy food from campus dining facility visited by mentors.
Feb 3, 2018 $1,000.00 $38.19
Donate Student Scholarship
kidOYO® is an independent non-profit education initiative. Over many years, our team has self-funded learning opportunities, tool development, curriculum resources, and community development strategies locally, for the benefit of local families, young learners, and the talented mentors we work with. Reaching more kids, providing more opportunity, and making the best learning methods in the world available to our region is no small task. Whether entrepreneurial or charity in nature, success in life starts by volunteering to solve problems. If you are able and interested in helping, your donation will go directly to providing additional scholarship funding to students interested in attending kidOYO® programs.
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kidOYO Spring 2018 @ Stony Brook University

 * Dev Learning Labs *

~ Students must be 8 years old by February 1, 2018 to register for this program ~ 

[  Sundays - Februrary 4th - April 29th ] 

[ 10:00am - 12:00pm + 1:00pm - 4:00pm ]  

Spring 2018 Calendar

[ 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/18, 3/25, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29]



So maybe you have heard about this skill called "coding" and you are interested in getting involved. Where do you begin? Is there a right way to get started? Are all methods equal? Many schools are talking about teaching coding, but what does it really mean to do an hour of coding? Is making plastic toys blink or sequentially follow instructions locked into the toy what everyone is excited about? Are coding parties or codeathons really a valuable thing? What about Apple coding on an iPad, or Microsoft coding games with Minecraft characters using play-based apps... what is this coding craze all about and how should you get started?

All good questions. 

At kidOYO, coding is an act of creative literacy that brings real-world production-skills to young people. Students who work with us to advance their skills do so using methods that our mentors use in producing real-world software. We do not teach pop-computing like so many others, and we do not engage play-based methods with baked in product sales strategies from corporations only interested in serving their own ecosystem goals.

At kidOYO, our focus in on giving students access to skills they may use in any creative or academic pursuit they choose for themselves, on any platform, using any language of value in any corporate ecosystem they value. We love open source software, and we use and contribute to its creation. We help kids build skills to publish their own ideas in Google's Play Store AND Apple's App Store. We work with Linux, Windows, Mac & iOS tools. We build language literacy aimed at real-world skill development outcomes, and we bring meaningful play to life in our classrooms by engaging the authentic personal imagination of students, rather than the packaged variety being pushed by marketers and sales teams.

Programming languages are created to achieve specific capabilities. We are not interested in just teaching Java to everyone, regardless of it being used in robotics competitions and AP CS testing. We are not interested in using kiddie methods getting kids playing with Swift so that one day they can realize that you can't really code on an iPad consumer device. We do not exist to sell plastic toys you can "code", or pretend that kids are doing something valuable by watching 3D printers print.

Instead, we are raising the bar on what education is capable of by helping self-led learners understand how to better navigate their own personal learning journies. We are providing kids with learning resources and tools that build real-world skills and outcomes under their own control. We are helping kids understand the inner-dialogue of "Failing Forward" through iterative efforts and productive attitudes of so much value to creative thinkers and doers. We are making math move by getting 8+ year old kids playing with trigonometry, geometry, algebra and more! We are exploring art and its utility to telling better stories in science, or giving data better form for human interaction.

Some people will say this sounds too intense for kids. All we can say is ask the kids who come to kidOYO. We do not teach them what we want them to learn... we help them learn what they want to learn, how they want to learn, for the reasons they are motivated to learn. One of the blessings of being an unfunded effort is that our organization has been 100% dominated by the kids that assess, evaluate, communicate, and compel us to build the kind of learning they wish to receive. School programs, corporate funded programs like an hour of code, or grant-funded programs may yield research and participation among a population without choice, but independent cost-bearing programs with many layers of support from talented mentors require methods that kids believe in and can assess personally for themselves as valuable.

Our goal at kidOYO is to help kids learn how to function as independent learners, and to build production-skills for the real world that will put them on a trajectory to compete with personal capabilities. While jobs may go away due to technical innovation, people with skills will always have value. Coding allows you to conceptualize "value" as you see it, and to put it in motion and give it operational integrity so you can accomplish personal strategic objectives. No matter whether you are a fisherman, a data scientist, a teacher, a marine biologist, or any other role in Society, learning to code at kidOYO will put you on track to self-determine how you participate in your future.


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Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road
Old Computer Science Building
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Sunday, February 4, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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