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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  • 3D Design and 3D Printing (Online)

    $200.00
    Grades: 4th-8th
    Ages: 9-14
    Dates: Nov 21, 2020-Jan 2, 2021
    Day of Week: Saturdays
    Session Times: 1:00-3:00 pm
    No Classes: Nov 28 (Thanksgiving)

    Design, build, and manipulate objects in 3D dimensions in a virtual environment. Young students explore 3D versus 2D concepts and apply them to known skills first, then progress to using 3D design software to build and manipulate objects in a virtual environment. Proof your design with augmented reality apps to view your object prior to […]

    Design, build, and manipulate objects in 3D dimensions in a virtual environment. Young students explore 3D versus 2D concepts and apply them to known skills first, then progress to using 3D design software to build and manipulate objects in a virtual environment. Proof your design with augmented reality apps to view your object prior to printing. Students complete virtual to physical by printing their 3D design on a 3D printer, also learning about the inner workings of 3D printers, materials, and common applications in the real world.

    Older students begin with 3D design in software generated virtual representations, learning about best engineering practices when planning for 3D printer projects. Students will learn how to use the 3D printer, how to troubleshoot basic 3D printer problems, design adjustments, rafting, additive versus subtractive methods, and real-world needs and applications.

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  • Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (Online)

    $180.00
    Grades: 4th-8th
    Ages: 9-14
    Dates: Nov 21, 2020-Jan 2, 2021
    Day of Week: Saturdays
    Session Times: 10:00-11:30 am
    No Classes: Nov 28 (Thanksgiving)

    AR/VR – Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Students explore the difference between Augmented versus Virtual Reality, using different apps and software to learn other content knowledge via a new method of information delivery. Students will work with tablets and Merge Cubes to see augmented reality come to life. Additional programs will demonstrate current commercial use […]

    AR/VR – Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality

    Students explore the difference between Augmented versus Virtual Reality, using different apps and software to learn other content knowledge via a new method of information delivery. Students will work with tablets and Merge Cubes to see augmented reality come to life. Additional programs will demonstrate current commercial use of augmented reality in marketing materials, training and more. Students will learn about the difference of Virtual Reality using educational grade Merge headsets and explore commercial versions and uses of VR equipment.

    Students learn how to create their own Augmented Reality content, tie it to “triggers” and launch their own presentations with phones or tablets, to take their audience on a virtual museum walk of their own learning.

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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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  • Drones Coding – Autonomous flight (Online)

    $150.00
    Grades: 5th-12th
    Ages: 9-17
    Dates: Nov 18-Dec 16, 2020
    Day of Week: Wednesdays
    Session Times: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Learn to Code Drones for autonomous flight! This is a 2nd level course from the prerequisite Drones Basics of Flight course.

    CODESPIRE – Drones Coding

    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).

    • Prerequiste: Drones 1 – Basics of Flight course or prior drone flight 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: ONLINE
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  • Game Design in JavaScript – Line Coding (Online)

    $150.00
    Grades: 4th-12th
    Ages: 10-18
    Dates: Nov 17-Dec 15, 2020
    Day of Week: Tuesdays
    Session Times: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

    JavaScript Coding

    Learn line coding in JavaScript – 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.

     

    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 or Chromebook with internet access. 

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  • Game Design-Beg: (Online)

    $150.00
    Grades: 2nd-5th
    Ages: 8-10
    Dates: Nov 17-Dec 15, 2020
    Day of Week: Tuesdays
    Session Times: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Begin learning line coding in Python using an animated gamification platform. Students learn 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 optional activities

    Begin learning line coding in Python using an animated gamification platform. Students learn 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 optional activities
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  • Minecraft Coding (Online)

    $150.00
    Grades: 3rd-8th
    Ages: 8-14
    Dates: Nov 18-Dec 16, 2020
    Day of Week: Wednesdays
    Session Times: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

    Build structures and automate routine mining! Automate characters to mine and build, while learning logic, coding vocabulary, syntax. Learn about loops, decision-making, and variable commands. Work online from students’ own laptops or Chromebooks, while practicing collaboration and teamwork.

    Build structures and automate routine mining! Automate characters to mine and build, while learning logic, coding vocabulary, syntax. Learn about loops, decision-making, and variable commands. Work online from your own laptops or Chromebooks, while practicing collaboration and teamwork.

    • all classes conducted online
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  • Mobile Apps Design Coding (Online)

    $150.00
    Grades: 4th-8th
    Ages: 9-14
    Dates: Nov 19-Dec 17, 2020
    Day of Week: Thursdays
    Session Times: 4:00-5:15 pm
    No Classes: Nov 26 (Thanksgiving)

    “Line up” your apps with CodeSpire, learning how to type in a computer’s command-line interface (CLI), to build your own mobile apps. We will build apps first in a simplified environment.  We will learn basic design syntax as we build apps that we can download and play on phones and tablets. All classes will be […]

    “Line up” your apps with CodeSpire, learning how to type in a computer’s command-line interface (CLI), to build your own mobile apps. We will build apps first in a simplified environment.  We will learn basic design syntax as we build apps that we can download and play on phones and tablets. All classes will be hands-on, collaborating with classmates as each student learns.

    The syllabus has unique content approved for upper elementary through middle school levels.

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  • Robotics – Beg (Online)

    $150.00
    Grades: 2nd-4th
    Ages: 8-11
    Dates: Nov 16-Dec 14, 2020
    Day of Week: Mondays
    Session Times: 4:00-5:00 pm

    Join us as we code and program robots.  Students will learn to code and program in online software and apply commands to drive robots. Programming begins with block style programming, moving into more complex customized program blocks and routines. Each class series has exciting challenges and mini-competitions, to push our learning to applied problem-solving.

    • All classes conducted online
    • Additional at-home activities will be provided daily
    • Optional robot to use at home and to keep is available for purchase, link to be provided. Approximately $60-$100 per robot.
    • No loaner robots are available to check out at this time. If students doesn’t have a robot at home, a virtual representation of the robot in action will be provided.
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  • Robotics-Int (Online)

    $150.00
    Grades: 5th-8th
    Ages: 10-15
    Dates: Nov 16, 2020 - Dec 14, 2020
    Day of Week: Mondays
    Session Times: 4:00-5:00 pm

    Learn commands to code and control autonomous robots. Virtual robots may include LEGO Mindstorms, VEX, or others. Program in online robotic software and upload to robots. Multiple levels vary between block coding, menu programming, and text coding depending on devices and prior skills.

    Robots may include LEGO EV3, VEX IQ, or mBots.

    • All classes will be conducted online
    • Optional robot to purchase for use at home and to keep will be email to registrants.
    • In lieu of at-home robot, a virtual robot will follow the coding commands onscreen
    • Additional daily activities will be provided for at-home, self-paced learning.
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