VIRTUAL SUMMER PROGRAMS
We will be adding online programs throughout the summer.
Please read the requirements of each class as some may require an actual
computer not a chromebook or tablet.
CS4 GIRLS PROGRAMS
CS4Girls was founded by local high school girls to spark girls’ interest in STEM. Pew Research finds women represent 25% of computer science jobs and 14% of engineering jobs. Through an engaging curriculum designed for girls, CS4Girls aims to bridge the gender gap and prepare girls for rewarding careers of the future.
DIGITAL MONKEY SCHOOL
JULY 27TH - JULY 31ST
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Designed and taught by Digital Monkey School, Intro to Game Development Camp is a wonderful opportunity for students of all levels to get introduced to the art of computer games and to discover how they are made.
We teach in small groups of five students. We are running on the Zoom platform.
GRADES: 2ND - 6TH GRADES
Any PC or Mac laptop will work with our program. We install our software via Zoom. A PC computer mouse is required for the class.
Camp Tentative Schedule
9-9:15 warmup games on chesskid.com and wait for everyone to show up on zoom.
9:15-10: first lecture
10:30-10:45 break (bathroom, snack time)
10:45-11:00 warm up games/wait for everyone to get back to computer
11-11:30 second lecture
11:30-12:00 tournaments/games/puzzle competition
Mechanics’ Institute is proud to offer online chess classes!
During our interactive online classes coaches are sharing their computer screen and use a chess program to demonstrate positions, puzzles and go over games. Occasionally short and fun videos will be used to introduce new topics and paused intermittently to reassure understanding of the material. All kids will join chesskid.com - a safe and secure platform for kids - to play games against each other and will have the ability to participate in scholastic online tournaments organized by the Mechanics' Institute through chesskid.com. Classes are coached by a live lead coach and monitored by additional staff, so students are never alone in a meeting. Classes are also recorded so if any child misses a class, the recording can be shared. Classes are safe, interactive, and convenient alternative way without sacrificing quality in chess instruction.