ABout us

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Our Beginnings, Our Mission

We are two former public school teachers, turned university teacher educators, who imagined a space for children that would teach computational skills through fun, creative projects. Technical skills such as Math and Programing, often feel unapproachable and needlessly complex to students. By embracing a project first pedagogy we enable students to learn challenging STEM skills at their own pace, while allowing them to realize first hand the inspiring real-world applications of Science and Technology. We believe that an aptitude with technology is critical for engaging with our ever-changing world. As students students move through our diverse curriculum they will master a variety of technical skills to complete projects they are passionate about. Over the past 6 years we have worked with more that 2,500 students refining a curriculum and philosophy which we are now excited to bring to Park Slope.

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A Project First Approach

We are committed to a model of learning through doing, convinced of its potential to reinforce a multitude of skill sets while keeping young students engaged. Throughout each of our 7-8 week courses, students design and complete 1-2 unique projects that showcase a specific technology. Project driven learning helps students develop communication and teamwork skills. The completion of projects also builds confidence in children as they see the exciting results of their hard work. Our courses have no scripts and no worksheets—all of our instructors help develop their own curriculum and can tailor their course to individual students. This is made possible by our low student to faculty ratio and our talented faculty of wide-ranging expertise.

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Computational Thinking

One of the core goals of our curriculum is the teaching and reinforcement of Computational Thinking. Computational Thinking is an organized method of problem-solving which involves breaking a task down into smaller approachable components. This sort of problem-solving is an essential part of any field in STEM, but it is also a way of thinking which, once learned, can be applied to virtually any task. We believe that teaching Computational Thinking is much more important than teaching any one program or technology. We don’t know what technological advancements are on the horizon, or what our children's world will look like, but it is all but guaranteed that strong Computational Thinking will help them to continue inventing, building, and changing their world for the better.