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“Tech-In-A-Box” Virtual IT Enrichment Program – Middle School Students

December 7 @ 10:30 am - December 10 @ 12:00 pm

Virtual camp for middle school students.

Program Dates: December 7 – 10, 2020

Virtual Orientation: December 7, 10:30am – 12:00pm

• Monday: Meet instructors, access and explore IT-oLogy’s Google Classroom.

Virtual Workshops: December 8-10, 10:30am – 12:00pm

• Tuesday: Micro:Bit JavaScript Coding

• Wednesday: Circuity

• Thursday: Bitsbox App Creation

Cost: $175.00 per student

Max: 30 students

Program Details:

At IT-oLogy, we encourage and inspire all South Carolina middle school students to explore the grand possibilities of technology to become the next generation of IT heroes. This exciting virtual workshop immerses students in the wonder of coding and design to complete STEM challenges. Students will be introduced to JavaScript coding in block and text-based form, Bitsbox app creation and circuity. Join us for this virtual cyber adventure!

As part of this program, “Tech-In-A-Box” supply kits will be mailed to every registered student to use during the virtual sessions. Supply kits include a Micro:Bit (pocket sized computer), circuitry kit, DIY STEM activity and IT-oLogy swag. On-demand digital resources will also be provided to complement lessons learned in the virtual classroom.

Technical Requirements:

• Desktop computer or laptop with audio.

  • Video/camera capabilities are used but are not required.
  • Tablets and phones are not recommended due to the level of typing, copying, and file sharing needed.

• High speed internet access.

• Personal Google account.

**Note: School related google accounts are not recommended.**

• IT-oLogy’s Google Classroom.

  • Students will gain access to IT-oLogy’s Google Classroom with registration to access workshop information and on-demand digital resources.

*No prior coding or technical experience necessary.

Learning Objectives:

IT-oLogy uses innovative programs that connect and inspire South Carolina students to develop the skills they need to become the problem solvers of today and tomorrow. The activities and challenges delivered throughout the virtual IT enrichment program will teach technology in exciting and engaging ways. IT-oLogy’s skilled and certified instructors will lead coding and circuity challenges that introduce and reinforce STEM concepts that align with CSTA and the South Carolina Department of Education standards. IT-oLogy’s programs are designed with gaming attributes to allow students of multiple experience levels the space to learn something new. Students will apply fundamentals learned in the virtual classroom and build upon their 21st Century Skills through project-based learning, creativity, problem solving, engagement, logic, critical thinking, collaboration, and most importantly… FUN!

Refunds:Due to the nature of this program, no refunds will be issued if the cancellation is received on or less than 14 days prior to the workshop start date. We regret that no exceptions can be made. Please plan accordingly.

Location:With our commitment to following CDC guidance for safety, IT-oLogy has made the thoughtful decision to adjust all IT enrichment programs to a virtual format.

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