Afterschool Labs

Give your Child an Edge with 21st Century Tech Skills

Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts. Problem Solving. and FUN

 

    

 

Let’s Get Techie, Dallas!

Technology is indubitably the most powerful driver of change in our society, and the more we have, the more we can create. From coding, to engineering, DJing and animation, our programs are designed to inspire creativity, teamwork, problem-solving skills and a growth mindset in your kids, while making a bunch of  new friends and having more fun than any other after school program.

 

So, how do we do it?

  • We make learning fun, and every lesson is designed to meet learners at their level. That´s why we limit the number of learners per LAB, to give each of them an experience customized to their knowledge.
  • This way, students can enroll in a LAB they’ve taken before and learn new things. Each time they will be challenged to further their knowledge on the subject matter with more advanced activities every lab.
  • Each after-school “semester” is comprised of 14 classes starting on the week of September 2nd. 
  • Interested in your kiddo doing 2 or more classes? Get a 10% discount! Multi Child Discounts available too.

 

Any questions? Give us a call at 214-614-8166 or shoot us an email info@techiefactory.com

 

Fall 2019 Offerings:

 

Girls That Create - For Ages: 6-12

Girls are fantastic problem solvers, team players, and designers. Yet fewer than 1 in 5 computer science graduates are women. Well, girls at Techie Factory are here to change that! In 14 weeks, girls will create using animation, code, robotics, 3D models, and designs. Each lesson will start with a team building exercise and end with time for girls to work on designs independently. Monday 3:45-4:45

YouTube Creators - For Ages: 8-13

Techies will work as their very own film director, producer, writer, actor, and editor to make short-length movies from pre to post-production. They'll also learn to make various other types of popular channels. Each techie(with parent permission) will create a private YouTube channel to share their award-winning feature with parents and friends! Monday 5:00-6:00

Intermediate Coding in Python - For Ages: 7-14

This course provides Techies with basic understanding of coding concepts. Through the application of Python, students will learn essential foundational coding skills. Coding 101 not required but some sort of coding in Scratch or other block coding is helpful. Monday 6:15-7:15

Junior Techies - For Ages: 3-5

Each week, tiny techies will learn the basics of computer coding and technology, starting with concrete objects in active, hands-on lessons using things like Lego's, Kinetic Sand, and Makey Makey. Working with a partner, in groups and individually, in 14 weeks, your Junior Techie will develop critical thinking skills as they learn to use drag and drop code and much more! Tuesday 10:00-11:00

Intro to Coding - For Ages: 6-12

This course is perfect for Junior Techies who are ready for a new challenge. Using Blockly and Scratch your Techie will program tiny robots, play games, and navigate obstacle courses. Each lesson will give your child the opportunity to grow as a digital creator using skills for science, tech, engineering, and various soft skills! Tuesday 3:45-4:45

DJ / Music Production - For Ages: 8-15

Do you want to create killer Spotify playlists? Be the official DJ of every party, home or away? From basic composition, loops to cue points to mixing in key, Techies will learn how to mix songs and create seamless sets with a vast library of songs. They will learn to use Serato, FL Studio, Midi Keyboards, and DJ Mixers. Move aside Marshmello! Tuesday 5:00-6:00

Video Game Makers - For Ages: 8-14

Why play video games when you can make them! This lab integrates fundamentals of coding, graphic design, animation, and design into a student-centered project that combines imagination, creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills as they design their own video game using GameMaker. Tuesday 6:15-7:15

MINDSTORMS First LEGO League - For Ages: 7-13

Our LEGO Mindstorms lab/team will teach students engineering, coding, robotics, team work, sportsmanship, and much more. We will meet once a week to get ready for competitions that will start in late fall. Wednesday 3:45-4:45

Coding in Minecraft - For Ages: 8-12

In Minecraft, players build. At Techie Factory, techies code. How? They will learn to use code in the game as they build the world around them to test, analyze, evaluate, and troubleshoot as they play! Wednesday 5:00-6:00

Lego Engineering - For Ages: 6-10

Ready for your future engineer to build more than the next Star Wars kit? Combine the power of LEGO bricks with intuitive block-based coding to create and code bots of your own design. Techies will work in pairs and teams, using kits with over 500 pieces, to test, analyze, evaluate, and iterate to improve their designs. Thursday 3:45-4:45

Animation – For Ages: 8-14

Calling all storytellers, artists, and movie buffs! From the storyboard to the digital design of characters, techies will learn how to create an animated film from beginning to end using the technique of their choice: animation, stop-motion... Thursday 5:00-6:00

eSports Training Squad - For Ages: 7-16

Not all competitive kids are athletes. Maybe they're future eSport stars... Our coaches from the nationally ranked UTD eSports team will be working on specific in-game skills, teamwork, strategy, and more to help Techies make it to one of our competitive teams. Saturday 11:00-1:00

 

Select eSports Team

eSPORTS-WEDNESDAYS & SATURDAYS. Email for more information info@techiefactory.com

 

ADULT OPTIONS

BLOGGING INCUBATOR (MOM BLOG) - MONDAY 10:00-11:30

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CREATIVE OUTLET? HAVE YOU CONSIDERED BLOGGING, BUT HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO START? DID YOU START A BLOG, ONLY TO WATCH IT LANGUISH ONLINE BECAUSE ITS UPKEEP WAS JUST TOO MUCH?

 

THROUGH THIS COURSE YOU WILL:

  • Meet weekly with a knowledgeable facilitator and other members of their class
  • Have access to talks, materials and experts to learn about the different layers of blogging
  • Be invited to a supportive members only Facebook group that will continue after in-person meetings come to a close
  • Learn healthy tactics on balancing a blog and the demands of everyday life

     https://www.techiefactory.com/pages/sign-up