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              WIZE COMPUTING ACADEMY,  OTTAWA,  ONTARIO                 where learning is fun!

COMPUTATIONAL THINKING :  

“Most of the time, children know the concepts but have neither the language nor the sophistication to demonstrate it. The concept already exists in their mind. We show them how to connect it to the real world. Language actually matters!” L.K  

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Together, we build the bridge to the future we want for our children.

STEAM education is the intentional integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to create a student-centered learning environment 

This learning environment is:

  • Individual-centric, project-based, inquiry driven, and complementary to school curriculums 
  • A less formal setting that encourages collaboration, and involves multi-age grouping that helps drive peer-to-peer  learning via decomposing engineering concepts
  • STEAM activities that have relevance to students
  • Delivered online this fall season September to December 2020

Come and be part of  an unique personal experience provided by our MIT Alumnus and his team.

LEGO WeDo 2.0 & Mindstorms EV3

Lego Wedo and EV3 are introductory Robotics programs that allow kids to build robots while using the concepts of gears, pulleys, sensors, motors etc..Children learn block based language to program and control the Robots. We prepare our students for First Lego league Jr (Ages 6-10) and First Lego League (Ages 10-14).

Online courses use an emulator for students to move pieces and build robots that can be programmed and controlled.

MIT Scratch

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.  

Students adventure through code as they begin building animations, games, music, videos. They sculpt their coding muscles in this coding adventure and leave having learnt to code using this very easy to use tool for block-based coding from MIT. 

In this course, you will:

  • Learn basics of Visual Block Programming using MIT Scratch
  • Acquire basic programming skills and coding concepts that professional programmers use in their daily work
  • Harness opportunity to think, to imagine, to explore, to create while having FUN!
  • Learn and apply computational thinking concepts to create games or animations

MIT Scratch Jr

Coding is the new literacy! With ScratchJr, young children (ages 5-7) can program their own interactive stories and games. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively on the computer.  

3D Design and Printing

3D design and printing teaches important STEAM concepts and design thinking. It helps unlock children’s natural drive to create, share and explore. We use easy to use, intuitive, and engaging software to allow young students to transition from drawing in 2D to designing in 3D in minutes – no CAD or computer experience necessary!
Students get to take home the objects they design and print.

Benefits of Design Thinking:
  • Teaching young students design thinking helps them develop a growth mindset and important problem solving, analytical and spatial thinking skills. Benefits include:
  • Enhances students' ability to identify problems and convert them to actionable opportunities.
  • Positions setbacks and failures as valuable learning moments.
  • Promotes the development of self-belief as problem solvers.
  • Develop entrepreneurial mindset and understand value of collaboration and feedback.

FIRST Lego League

FIRST LEGO League Explore is designed to introduce science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts to kids  while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.

FIRST LEGO League is the most accessible, guided, global robotics competition, helping students and teachers to build a better future together.

The program is built around theme-based Challenges to engage children ages 9 to 16 in research, problem solving, coding, and engineering. The foundation of the program is the FIRST Core Values, which emphasize teamwork, discovery, and innovation. Students emerge more confident, excited, and equipped with the skills they need in a changing workforce.

First Lego League Jr

FIRST LEGO League Jr. gives early elementary school students the opportunity to explore science and technology concepts. Children aged 6 to 10 are challenged to research a real-world problem, create a Show Me poster and working LEGO model of what they learned.
Our master coaches have extensive experience in FLL, Robotics and Coding and guide the teams at every steps along the way.
Preparation usually starts in August
Learners and coaches meet for at least 90 – 120 minutes per week
Hands-on, collaborative, team work, collective wisdom
Parents are always up to speed with their child’s progress

Hummingbird & Micro:bit

Hummingbird Kit is comprised of lights, sensors and motors which allows students to build a robot out of any material.
The BBC micro:bit is a handheld, programmable micro-computer that can be used for all sorts of cool creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless.
Students use Hummingbird and Micro:bit to unleash their creativity to craft robots and animate them using both block- and text-based coding languages.

AUGMENTED REALITY & VIRTUAL REALITY

Virtual Reality, or VR, is a medium that allows the viewer to get immersed into a virtual 3D experience. The virtual environment replaces the real world in the eyes of the viewer, who can move and look around, and sometimes even interact with the virtual content.

Augmented Reality, or AR, let us see the real-life environment right in front of us—trees swaying in the park, dogs chasing balls, kids playing soccer—with a digital augmentation overlaid on it.

In this course students explore the creation of virtual tours, storytelling, games and simulations. The beauty of this approach is that it allows for creativity and coding in multiple dimensions (3D, voiceover, music, video etc.). There is no limit to what one can create!

CODING FOR BEGINNERS

Learn the joy of creating animations, story telling and digital games using the MIT Scratch Coding Language... all from the comfort of your own home!

Log into our video conference link and follow along as we introduce you to this powerful coding language! If your student has never used Scratch before, this is a great introductory series of classes to give them exposure to this powerful tool.

Students will need access to a computer and high speed internet. Once registered, students will be provided with unique user IDs and passwords before the first session of class. We will email further information and details of the camp after you have registered.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & MACHINE LEARNING

We live in an AI-powered world, it is changing the way we work and live, every job function will be affected by AI in near future, if not already. AI is computer systems doing things that normally need human intelligence. Computers learn through repetition and need good data.  

In this course our learners work on projects that exposes them to areas where we have seen most usage of AI & ML to date.  

WILD WEB DESIGN

Ready to make your mark on web! Learn the tools that pros use – HTML5, JavaScript & CSS3. In this class you will learn:

Web design and style to create a nice look-and-feel for a website

Concepts of markup language

HTML5 to structure different parts of content

CSS to style and layout web content

JavaScript to add dynamic functionality to web pages

Draw and animate fun Web graphics

Fixing and debugging

The websites are themed and uniquely built based on the area of interest of child – hobbies, business idea, social impact. They get to own the site and continue building on it even after the class!!

MIT App Development :

More people rely on mobile devices to meet their needs than ever before. The technologies used to create these apps are expanding and improving quickly, so it’s an exciting time to start learning Mobile Development! Learn mobile app developments and deploy app o on both iOS and Android platforms.

In this course students will learn:

How to develop an idea to a fully functional Mobile appBuild mobile apps for multiple platforms with a single codebaseLearn User Experience (UX), Create Interfaces (UI) – look and feel of the appImplement animations, sounds and interactivityUse Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning to incorporate Image, Sounds and Text recognition in apps.

Students get to choose, design and completely code the app under the guidance of our expert staff. Classes are customized to age appropriate projects.