MakerTeens is an exciting program designed specifically for teenagers who are interested in exploring the world of technology, engineering, and creativity. In this program, participants will learn a variety of skills and tools that will allow them to create and innovate in ways they never thought possible.
The program curriculum will include a focus on Python, a versatile and powerful programming language that is used in many fields, including web development, data analysis, artificial intelligence, and more. Participants will learn the fundamentals of Python and gain a solid foundation in text-based coding.
Participants will also have the opportunity to explore the world of electronics and robotics through Arduino, a microcontroller that can be programmed to control a variety of devices and sensors. They will learn how to write code to interact with the physical world, creating projects that can sense and respond to their environment.
Throughout the program, participants will work on individual and group projects, developing their creativity and problem-solving skills. They will learn how to think critically and solve complex problems, using their newfound skills and knowledge to create innovative solutions to real-world challenges.
Participants will be guided by experienced instructors who are passionate about technology and education. They will have the chance to connect with like-minded peers, collaborate on projects, and share their knowledge and skills.
By the end of the program, participants will have gained a strong foundation in advanced coding, as well as a deep understanding of electronics, robotics, and physical computing. They will have the skills and confidence to create innovative projects and pursue their interests in technology and innovation. Whether they are interested in pursuing a career in technology or simply want to explore their passion for making things, MakerTeens is the perfect program for teenagers who want to take their skills and creativity to the next level.
Teens learn core skills that get applied in projects to integrate their learning and make it fun. Some of the core skills learned and sample projects made include:
MakerTeens Mindset: Resilience
Coding requires a lot of trial and error. Programmers spend most of their time figuring out why the code they thing should be working, keeps failing. The resilience to dig into error messages, run countless tests, address numerous bugs, and often starting from scratch with a different approach, is what eventually leads to rewarding success. This resilience can be used in many areas of life and is a valued skill worth having.
Requirements for In-Person Programs:
- None! You can use one of our laptops or bring your own, if it has the specs below
Basic Requirements for Virtual Programs:
- A laptop or desktop
- Internet connection
- Headset with microphone and headphones (or computer with microphone and speakers)
- Keyboard and a mouse
- Chrome browser
- Webcam (optional)
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