Weekly/Drop In Labs

Give your Child an Edge with 21st Century Tech Skills

Science. Technology. Engineering. Arts. Logic. 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 new friends and having more fun than any other after school program.

 

Drop In Lab: Perfect for your busy schedule!

Our Drop In Lab program allows you to drop your student off for 1 hour a week when it's convenient for you. (M/W/F 4-7pm & Sat 10am-1pm) While here they'll be working on Block Coding, Scratch, Python, Java, or LUA depending on their current knowledge base. They will be using their favorite games like Minecraft and Roblox to learn these languages. We also incorporate different bots and bits. Our CS Coaches use various software, websites, and tools to get each student progressing through their current language so that they can move on to the next. They'll love to work at their own pace in the relaxed setting.

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 or Coding Bang session, to give each of them an experience customized to their knowledge.
  • Forget Belts and bracelets! While working,Techies earn TFcoin which can be used to purchase toys, gaming and other gift cards, snacks, electronics, and more. 
  • 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.
  • Our spring afterschool “semester” is comprised of 14 classes starting the week of January 27th. 
  • Interested in your kiddo doing 2 or more classes? Get a $200 discount! Multi Child Discounts available too.

TF Parent Portal

You'll always be up to date on what your kiddo is working on via our parent portal. We will upload Lab information and pictures daily. Our Drop In Lab kids will have monthly progress reports. You'll also have the opportunity to register for new events before the general public and always be in the know when it comes to our eSports, LEGO Mindstorm teams, and when the next Parent Night Out is. 

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

Spring 2020 Offerings:

Pricing:

Weekly & Drop In Labs:

   - One time payment that covers the entire semester (14 weeks)

   Total: $499

   - Two Drop In Hours a week

   Total: $798

   - Monthly payment of $125 for 4 months with an additional $50 Registration

   Total: $549

 

Weekly Schedule

Monday Labs

Drop In Lab 

Block Coding, Scratch, Python, Java, or Lua

Hour long drop offs begin at 4:00 and all Techies must be picked up by 7:00.

 

Tuesday Labs

Code & Play: Block Programming

For Ages: 6-10

Here beginners can learn the basics of programming with a mix of physical and digital activities. We also introduce (or reinforce) proper use of a keyboard, mouse, touchscreens, the Internet, and much more. Techies will leave with a great foundation in coding and creating using popular software/tablet apps. Tuesday 3:45-4:45

 

DJ Music Production Lab

For Ages: 7-14

Using the award winning Numark Party Mixer and Serato software, students will learn to mix, master, and create their own musical DJ style through mashing up popular songs, beats, and rhythms! Tuesday 4:30-5:30

 

Girl Scouts/Girls That Create

For Ages: 7-12

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! Each lesson will start with a team building exercise and end with time for girls to work on designs independently. In 14 weeks, girls will create using:

Digital Arts

  • Computer Expert Badge (Brownie)
  • Digital Photographer Badge (Junior)

Coding for Good

  • Coding Basics Badge (Brownie & Junior)

Robotics

  • Programming Robots Badge (Brownie & Junior)

Mechanical Engineering

  • Leap Bot Design Challenge (Brownie)
  • Paddle Boat Design Challenge (Junior)

Tuesday 5:00-6:00

2D Digital Art and Animation 

For Ages: 9-14

For all of you aspiring artists and animators out there, this is the class for you! In this class, our techie students will learn the basics of digital drawing and design, as well as be introduced to tools and software that modern day animators, artists, and designers use to create unique and inspiring creations. Tuesday 6:15-7:15

 

Wednesday Labs

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! Wednesday 5:00-6:00

Drop In Lab 

Block Coding, Scratch, Python, Java, or Lua

Hour long drop offs begin at 4:00pm and all Techies must be picked up by 7:00pm.

 

Thursday Labs

Lego Robotics

 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

Lego Battlebots

For Ages: 9-14

Our LEGO Battlebots Class delivers ultimate fun while teaching students engineering, coding, robotics, team work, sportsmanship, and much more. Students will work together in teams to build and program their own robots using attachments and sensors to make their robots drive, slither, walk, slam and spin to compete in a Battlebots style tournament! Thursday 5:00-6:00

 

Friday Labs

2D Video Game Making 

For Ages: 9-14

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. Friday 5:00-6:00

Drop In Lab 

Block Coding, Scratch, Python, Java, or Lua

Hour long drop offs begin at 4:00 and all Techies must be picked up by 7:00.

 

Saturday Labs

eSports Training Squad 

For Ages: 13-18

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 on to one of our competitive teams. Saturday 11:00-1:00

Drop In Labs 

Block Coding, Scratch, Python, Java, or Lua

    Hour long drop offs begin at 10:00 and all Techies must be picked up by 1:00.

     

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