AFTER SCHOOL

Thinker Series for Preschool & Elementary Students

Our after school programs normally run for one hour once a week for 6-12 weeks, but we are flexible and can accommodate your scheduling needs. If you are interested in starting our program at your school or have any questions, we would love to hear from you.

Days + Times

Monday - Friday 

12:00pm - 6:00pm

Duration

6 weeks - 12 weeks

Pricing

$20/student/class

Min: 6, Max: 12

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Tinkerlab allows students to dive in and explore the way things work. Tinkering is about hands-on experiences, learning from failures, and unstructured time to explore and invent. Through the processes of exploration and invention lies the potential for innovation. Students will explore materials, take things apart, and imagine new possibilities through the process of invention

Promotes: 

innovative problem solving, persistence, resourcefulness, self-succificiency, and tenacity.

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Dubbed the 'Messy Club', Sensory Studio aims to provide students with the ability to create, explore, and dive into various sensory experiences. Explore slime, color mixing, glue, clay, magnetism, sound and more! Each week there is a varied selection of sensory-rich, art-themed projects. This is a process-based class, with a focus on open-ended activities. Please come prepared to get messy!

Promotes:

use of design thinking while creating, investigating, and exploration.

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Our process art lab is the epitome of child-led experiences! Process Art is art that is child-directed, choice-driven, and celebrates the experience of discovery. In our process art lab, the final product is always unique and the focus lies in the creation of the work, not the outcome. Students will create innovative individual and collaborative masterpieces through the use of design thinking.

Promotes:

independent and creative thinking, confidence, problem-solving, and the possibilities of materials.

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Junior Makers is an introduction to coding, robotics, and reverse engineering. This class builds on the fundamentals of tinkering and making, while also emphasizing the hard skills of coding and robotics through hands-on lessons and projects. The makers in this class will learn the design thinking process and dive into activities like computer deconstruction, toy take apart, circuitry, and bot building. This class ends with a culminating project. Technologies used: Scratch, Sphero, MaKey MaKey

Promotes: 

innovative problem solving, design thinking, empathy, resourcefulness, creation over consumption

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Students ​will learn character creation, storyboarding, and plot development through the design thinking process. During this class, students will create an story and animated movie project surrounding a need in the community. The mediums of LEGOS, clay, and paper will provide the basis for creation. Through the use of green screen technology, lighting, animation applications, and sound overlays, the students will have a unique product which addresses the community need. 

Promotes:

problem solving, empathy, resourcefulness, character development, and story creation

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The Design Thinking Challenge Lab helps to create the next generation of thinkers, collaborators, communicators, and innovators! This class provides students an outlet to complete different challenges leading up to a final culmination challenge. The Challenge Lab students will learn to empathize, define the problem, ideate, prototype, and test their prototype. The students will use the design thinking approach to solve different problems from an informed and empathetic standpoint.  ​

Promotes:

independent and creative thinking, confidence, problem-solving, and the possibilities of materials.

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