Classes

Classes from March 23, 2020 forward postponed pending school schedules.
Online lessons NOW! See Classes as we put them online this week!

Private Coding tutoring also available. Please email Rebecca at codespireinfo@gmail.com or call 303-381-3741 for questions and pricing.

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  • Drones 1 (in-person, Lakewood)

    Sale! $240.00 $210.00
    Grades: 4th-8th
    Ages: 9-14
    Dates: 10/06/20-10/27/20
    Day of Week: Tuesdays
    Session Times: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm

    Come learn to fly Drones with us! This is a first level prerequisite course to a Drones 2 Coding Autonomous Flight course (coming in November).

    • In-Person instruction at the Lakewood Link Recreation Center, 1295 S. Reed St, Lakewood, CO 80232
    • Masks required for all students, entire class time.
    • Temperature checks taken daily, prior to entering class.
    • Parents will be required to wait until temperature check has been confirmed.
    • Parent Drop off/Pickup outside front door.
    • No drop off earlier than 5 minutes prior to class start time.
    • Pickup at dismissal time; $1/minute late fee.

    COVID-19 precautions will be adhered to; participant Waiver signature required.

     

    Drones! They come in all sizes and shapes! In this class you will learn the basics of flying a drone. How does your drone fly? You will come to a understand the physics of flight. You will work with your own drone in a variety of command modes, including using a phone/tablet App, radio controller, and through a flight simulator.  In this class you will learn how to navigate a drone through a 3D maze as well as flying on a racecourse.
    • Materials Fee – $30/student (their own Nano Drone to keep) – after registration, order link will be sent to participants prior to class.
    • Recommended materials to Bring – Student’s personal tablet or smart phone (for research & videos)
    • Location: Lakewood Link Center, 
    • Minimum = 5 students/Maximum = 10 students
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  • Drones 2 – Autonomous flight

    $240.00
    Grades: 4th-8th
    Ages: 9-14
    Dates: Nov 3, 2020-Dec 8, 2020
    Day of Week: Tuesdays
    Session Times: 3:30 pm-5:30 pm
    No Classes: Nov 24, 2020 (Thanksgiving week)

    Come learn to fly & Code Drones for autonomous flight! This is a 2nd level course from the prerequisite Drones 1 Basics of Flight course.

    • In-Person instruction at the Lakewood Link Recreation Center, 1295 S. Reed St, Lakewood, CO 80232
    • Masks required for all students, entire class time.
    • Temperature checks taken daily, prior to entering class.
    • Parents will be required to wait until temperature check has been confirmed.
    • Parent Drop off/Pickup outside front door.
    • No drop off earlier than 5 minutes prior to class start time.
    • Pickup at dismissal time; $1/minute late fee.

    COVID-19 precautions will be adhered to; participant Waiver signature required.

    CODESPIRE – Drones 2

    Learn basic coding to control autonomous drone flight. In this class, students will learn basic flight capability and also code commands to control autonomous drone flight (programmed to fly by commands downloaded without a remote control).

    THIS PROGRAM MUST BE REGISTERED THROUGH CodeSpire – PLEASE REGISTER HERE!

    • Prerequiste: Drones 1 – Basics of Flight course or experience.
    • Materials Fee – $100/student (their own Tello Drone to keep) – after registration, order link will be sent to participants prior to class.
    • Additional Batteries, External Charger – optional.
    • Recommended materials to Bring Student’s personal tablet or smart phone (for research & videos). If needed, some devices may be reserved in advance for use in class.
    • Location: Lakewood Link Center,
    • Minimum: 5 students
    • Maximum: 10 students (strictly adhered to per COVID-19 restrictions)
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  • Game Design 1-Sept 17-Nov 5 (Online)

    $180.00
    Ages: 8-10
    Dates: Sept 17-Nov 5, 2020
    Day of Week: Thursdays
    Session Times: 4:15 pm-5:15 pm

    Please Register by 9/10/20

    Block-based programming using animated games. Students learn block command syntax, building characters, actions, backgrounds, leveling up, timers, interactive characters, and more.  Software varies to scaffold skills and challenge students!

    Block-based programming using animated games. Students learn block command syntax, building characters, actions, backgrounds, leveling up, timers, interactive characters and more.  Software varies to scaffold skills and challenge students!

    • all classes online
    • instructor-led during online time
    • additional self-paced activities daily
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  • Intro to Python – Line Coding (Online)

    $200.00
    Ages: 10-14
    Dates: Sept 15-Nov 3, 2020
    Day of Week: Tuesdays
    Session Times: 4:15 pm-5:15 pm

    Intro to Python Coding – for youth ages 10-14

    Learn line coding in Python – a real-world coding language!
    Computer science is one of the most in-demand jobs today,
    increasing 24% each year.

    Online only – Zoom link will be emailed prior to first class.

    Please register by 8/24/2020.

     

    ONLINE CLASS

    Students will get a real world experience in coding as well as an
    introduction to game design. Students will start by learning the
    basics, including data types and variables, then move on to
    conditionals and functions. As students go through the course,
    they will learn problem solving skills and organization, line
    coding syntax and debugging. With these basics learned, you
    will be able to create a game.
    Prerequisites: Keyboard typing familiarity, basic mathematics including multiplication and division. Windows or Mac Laptop recommended with up to 300mb disk space for Python & IDE software download. Instructors will assist with software download and install prior to class.

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