We are two former public school teachers turned university-level educators. Together, we imagined a space for children that would teach computational skills through fun, creative projects. Over the past 6 years we have worked with more than 2,500 students, refining a curriculum and philosophy which we are excited to bring to Park Slope.
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 move through our diverse curriculum, they will master a variety of technical skills and complete projects they’re sure to be proud of.
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. Our goal is to have our students walk away from each session with something new and exciting to show the world. Whether it’s a 3D printed character of their own design, an animated film, a working robot, or a fully-functioning video game, we pride ourselves on guiding each child through a personal creative journey.
Our courses have no scripts and no worksheets—all of our instructors develop their own curriculum and can tailor their course to individual students. This is made possible by our low student to faculty ratio and the wide-ranging expertise of our talented staff.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, more 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 abilities will help them continue inventing, building, and changing their world for the better.