Computer Wizard Workshop - Part I: Build

Computer Wizard Workshop - Part I: Build
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Your tech savvy kids will love the Computer Wizard Workshop. Why? Because we believe learning should be fun and relevant, and every child should be able to grow to his or her fullest potential. That’s exactly what kids experience in the workshop. Pre-registration by August 15th is required.

September 8th - Workshop 1: Build – most kids today have never seen the inside of a computer. Most of us use laptops now, and they just aren’t easy to open up and explore, so we decided to find a powerful learning tool that could also be a practical computer for kids. We work with a company that designed a computer from the ground up with kids in mind. Kids will learn how computers work from the ground up by building one and see how everything works together.

September 15th - Workshop 2: Explore – Kids spend this workshop exploring the software and looking deeper into the hardware. Everything in the workshop is hands-on and designed for each learner to go at their own pace. Kids will learn about the HDMI port, the USB ports, and the audio jack. Then they will learn how the computer uses this hardware to interface with the software. At the end of this workshop, kids will be comfortable navigating and using most of the software on their computer.

September 22nd - Workshop 3: Create – This is where the rubber meets the road. Most kids only know how to work the games on a smart phone, but in this workshop, we dive into how to make the computer do things. We learn to master file systems, get better at typing, and jump into computer coding. No need to buy extra stuff. This computer comes jam packed with learning to keep kids busy for months and months.

Kids that join Computer Wizard Workshop develop a deep understanding of computing. We specifically paced the workshops at one per month to allow ample time to exploration at home. Students can then bring questions to the next workshop where we’ll dive into the answers. It will be a couple months of intense learning and fun for your budding young explorer!

Students will keep the computers they build and have months and years of ready-made exploration.

This event is open to all elementary and middle school aged students in the area. Inspire Charter Schools are a co-sponsor of this event. Table Top Inventing is an approved vendor for Inspire Charter Schools. Inspire Instructional funds can be used for this learning event. Contact brook@inspireschools.org with questions.

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