Monday, April 30, 2018

2018 Summer Camps: Checkmate - Chess for Kids


Checkmate - Chess for Kids
(Ages 7 - 16)
Jun 25 - 29, 2018 
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Girls and Boys!

Discover a new world on 64 squares! Chess is a game that emphasizes many developmental, social and problem-solving skills. Research studies have shown that chess can improve memory and imagination, and lead to higher verbal, reading and math scores.

If your child has never played before or has played a lot, this class is designed to accommodate participants of beginning and intermediate skill levels.

Beginners will be able to play a full game of chess by the end of the week, and students with basic knowledge will receive tailored instruction.

For students who appreciate the challenge and competition, the game provides, more intense instruction is available. Instruction is provided by Robert Dwyer.

A pretty-darn-good player in his own right, Mr. Rob possesses the unique ability to make students feel capable and proud of what they have accomplished on the board. Checkmate!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Why Can't You Divide by Zero? - TED-Ed


In the world of math, many strange results are possible when we change the rules. But there’s one rule that most of us have been warned not to break: don’t divide by zero. How can the simple combination of an everyday number and a basic operation cause such problems?

Lesson by TED-Ed, animation by Nick Hilditch.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

2018 Summer Camps: RoboGeeks - Filling Up Fast - Register Today!


RoboGeeks 
(1st - 2nd grade) 
Jul 16 - 20, 2018 
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Want to build a robot that will obey your every command? It's time to start programming for our Robo-geeks!

The Academy of 21st Century Learning is ready to teach your child all about building and coding!

In this course, we will explore real-world applications of mathematics, engineering, physics, and coding. Your child will experience every stage of developing a product from preliminary design to beta testing. Using Lego Boost, our future engineers will use critical thinking and strategic problem-solving skills to conquer various robotic challenges.

Come to experience Robotics … Academy-Style! This course will be unlike any you have ever encountered before!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Why Are Fish Fish-Shaped? - Lauren Sallan


In tropical seas, flying fish leap out of the water, gliding for up to 200 meters, before dipping back into the sea. In the Indo-Pacific, a hunting sailfish swims up to 110 kilometers per hour. These feats are made possible by a fish’s form -- which in most species is a smooth, long body, fins, and a tail. Lauren Sallan explains why these features are so common, and what it reveals about fish.

Lesson by Lauren Sallan, animation by Aeon Production.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

2018 Summer Camps: Math Mysteries


Math Mysteries 
Ages 7 - 9

Jul 9 - 13, 2018
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
M Tu W Th F


Overview
Bring your cape and we’ll help you learn to defeat the evil thoughts and ideas you have about math not being fun!

This camp is perfect for you if you are a third or fourth grader who is dedicated to fighting crime, protecting the public, and battling super villains who do not like math.

You WILL become a REAL Problem Solver!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Summer 2018 STEAM Camp (1st grade - 3rd grade) - Spots are Filling Up Fast - Register Today!!


Session I: June 18 - July 13 
(only a few spots remaining!)
Session II: July 16 - August 10 

9 AM - 12 PM Monday - Friday


Overview
The Academy STEAM Kids, grades first through third. This year brings a new program to The Academy. These kids will work on reading, writing, science, technology, engineering, art, and math! They will code, build robots, and design games. They’ll learn that their bodies have miles of blood vessels, hundreds of muscles, many thousands of hairs, a furnace, a filter, AND a fancy computer!

Finally, they should grow a year in math as our resident math guru, Jen, is taking them all on! Your kids will LOVE this!

Besides normal math, students will solve math problems to answers questions such as, “How big are your kidneys? How much does the brain weigh? How many times do you breathe in one minute?”

Such fun!

Monday, April 9, 2018

Friday, April 6, 2018

2018 Summer Camps: Checkmate - Chess for Kids


Checkmate - Chess for Kids
(Ages 7 - 16)
Jun 25 - 29, 2018 
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Girls and Boys!

Discover a new world on 64 squares! Chess is a game that emphasizes many developmental, social and problem-solving skills. Research studies have shown that chess can improve memory and imagination, and lead to higher verbal, reading and math scores.

If your child has never played before or has played a lot, this class is designed to accommodate participants of beginning and intermediate skill levels.

Beginners will be able to play a full game of chess by the end of the week, and students with basic knowledge will receive tailored instruction.

For students who appreciate the challenge and competition, the game provides, more intense instruction is available. Instruction is provided by Robert Dwyer.

A pretty-darn-good player in his own right, Mr. Rob possesses the unique ability to make students feel capable and proud of what they have accomplished on the board. Checkmate!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

2018 Summer Camps: RoboGeeks


RoboGeeks 
(1st - 2nd grade) 
Jul 16 - 20, 2018 
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Want to build a robot that will obey your every command? It's time to start programming for our Robo-geeks!

The Academy of 21st Century Learning is ready to teach your child all about building and coding!

In this course, we will explore real-world applications of mathematics, engineering, physics, and coding. Your child will experience every stage of developing a product from preliminary design to beta testing. Using Lego Boost, our future engineers will use critical thinking and strategic problem-solving skills to conquer various robotic challenges.

Come to experience Robotics … Academy-Style! This course will be unlike any you have ever encountered before!