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North Texas Homeschool Innovation Lab - Spring 2020

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Texas State Technical College

119 North Lowrance Road

Red Oak, TX 75154

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Join other homeschool students in grades 6th-12th for a weekly Markerspace & Innovation Lab where you'll explore technology and trades while working on projects in a student-led collaborative environment preparing you for your future career and higher education.

IMPORTANT - To attend, you must RSVP going and obtain tickets through Eventbrite. If you are a new or returning student, you must complete the Spring 2020 registration that will be sent via email after you obtain your tickets through Eventbrite. Thank you for your understanding!

WHAT ARE THE DETAILS?

- Meets Tuesdays from 2-4, September through April at TSTC in North Texas, Red Oak, TX

- Spring Semester runs from 2/4 through 4/28 with Spring Break being the week of 3/10/2020.

- Topics covered include Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Gadgets & Gears, Tech & Trade Exploration, Coding & Design, 3-D Modeling, Device Management, Entrepreneurship, Tech Ethics, Marketplace Demands, Marketing, Machine Technology, Software Administration, and the skills needed to bring ideas to life and to the marketplace.

- Attendance is free and registration is open year-round.

- Upon initial registration for the semester, an email will be sent confirming your interested with a link to complete registration. This document must be completed prior to the first day student attends class.

- RSVP is required prior to attendance each week and limited space is available. If a student is unable to attend a previously confirmed class or will be withdrawing from the semester, it is requested that they cancel their RSVP on eventbrite prior to the event to open their spot to another student.

- Some projects will take several meetings to complete and weekly attendance is encouraged.

- Communications for the Innovation Lab will be sent via email through Eventbrite (please make sure you check your email prior to attending) or from solutionsinnovationlabs@gmail.com, and updates will posted on the Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/northtexasinnovationlabs/

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

- TSTC offers college level programs (including dual credit classes). Degrees and certificates they offer include precision machinery, cyber security, computer aided drafting, diesel mechanics, electrical engineering, computer networking, welding, HVAC, etc.

- The students tour different parts of the TSTC campus, learn about the programs and degrees they offer, the types of careers available, what all the machines do, and hear from instructors and tech leaders in the community when they are available. TSTC has a lot of machines and tech to experience first-hand to understand current technologies. This alone makes a tremendous impact in the life of the students to see it and to spark interest in trade and tech careers.

- There is time in the labs to tinker and explore and opportunities for students to speak and present their ideas. They are the leaders of tomorrow and these are great skills to have, so it is nurtured as much as possible.

- No level of math or science needed. Everything is entry level and those that advance faster or have a focused interest will be grouped accordingly for more advanced projects and specialized learning.

HOW DO I STAY CONNECTED?

- Visit our website at https://solutionsinnovationlabs.com

- Like our page at https://www.facebook.com/solutionsinnovationlabs/

- Join our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/northtexasinnovationlabs/

- Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/solutionslabs

HOW ARE YOU FUNDED?

- Funding & support for the Innovation Labs come from the local community, leaders and student families.

- Sponsorships and donations are accepted year-round from our attendees and supporters. To support our mission, please visit https://solutionsinnovationlabs.square.site/donate.

- Please share the innovation lab with your homeschool friends and groups. You are our biggest supporter, with every like and share, we bring the opportunity for tech and trade exploration to more children, impacting the world in an amazing way!

BIG SHOUT OUT!

We would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity and support:

TSTC North Texas
https://www.tstc.edu/campuses/northtexas

Solutions Innovation Labs - Bringing Tech and Trade to the Next Generation
https://solutionsinnovationlabs.com

www.solutionsinnovationlabs.com

http://facebook.com/solutionsinnovationlabs
https://www.facebook.com/groups/northtexasinnovationlabs/
https://twitter.com/solutionslabs

Solutions Innovation Labs hosts the North Texas Homeschool Innovation Lab at TSTC in North Texas located in Red Oak, Texas. The Innovation Lab services homeschooled students from Ellis, Dallas, Tarrant, Navarro and surrounding counties. Students come from many areas including: Red Oak, Ovilla, Waxahachie, Midlothian, Lancaster, DeSoto, Duncanville, Grand Prarie, Cedar Hill, Ferris, Ennis, Dallas, McKinney, Arlington, Palmer, Italy, and beyond.

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