During this course, participants will learn about the science behind everyday gadgets, gain confidence in how to apply the phenomena surrounding us in order to create exciting projects combining electronics and basics of coding. At the same time, they will learn how to use electronic components including microprocessors, motors, switches and LED’s. Participants will also have an opportunity to apply aspects of the design thinking process whilst working on individual and group projects.
WHAT SKILLS WILL WE DEVELOP?
Learn and understand how to combine the software and hardware system. Participants explore various electronic components including motors, switches, LED’s etc.
Creativity and entrepreneurship
This course encourages children to use brainstorming in order to solve various challenges through team work. It’s a great way of encouraging complex problem solving skills.
During the course young innovators gain knowledge of how to design, write and debug programs, followed by sequencing, selection and iteration. They learn to review the process and discuss their work with their peers reflecting on improvements that could be made.
Brand new for the 2018/2019 school year!
Have you ever wondered about the science that is hidden behind gadgets you use every day. With the appearance of more and more advanced e-devices, young innovators will be able to learn and understand how to combine hardware and software components. During the course, children will learn how to use electronic components such as microprocessors, switches and LED’s to create individually designed projects such as keyboard instruments, temperature sensors etc.
During this course students will:
- practise creativity and entrepreneurship by brainstorming solutions to engineering challenges using the micro:bit toolkit
- learn how to download programs and move them to the micro:bit file to run on the micro:bit
- take advantage of technology tools to secure an object against theft
- learn how to build and program an alarm system by applying multiple inputs and outputs
- apply the design thinking process to find solution for a problem or to fulfill a user need
- collaborate in smaller teams in order to solve challenges during the course
Students will work on their own project which will focus on the design of a devise or component which combines hardware and software such as an alarm sensor, Morse Code signalling devise, a music player etc.
- are introduced to the basics of coding in an entertaining way
- become skilled at identifying the different parts of the micro: bit and its application in creating an interactive experience with the outside world
- are introduced to forever loops and radio functions for purposes of creating more complex projects
- learn to design, write and debug programs, followed by sequencing, selection and iteration.
- learn to control and simulate physical systems.
What our STUDENTS say AFTER THE COURSE
“It was super cool to find out about science behind the gadgets we use around us. I want to continue this engineering adventure.”Kamil, Poland
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Mamy maksymalnie 8 uczniów przypadających na jednego tutora.
WHAT IS THE TUTOR:STUDENT RATIO?
We have a maximum of 8 students per tutor.
DO I NEED TO BRING ANY EQUIPMENT?
Students should bring their own headphones or earphones. Smartphones can be used to take photos or videos that they can use as content for projects, to test games and apps and if they want us to load a game they have created onto their device.
Students should bring their own snacks or lunch, if and when necessary.
We provide laptops for the most courses. However all other classes require a BYOD (bring your own device). This will make it easier for students to install the programs they need to continue working independently at home after the course has finished.
If a student requires a laptop for a class for which we normally do not provide a laptop, please make sure this is clearly stated in the registration form.
Other specialist equipment is normally provided although we may recommend that a student invest in their own devices or tech equipment of they should wish to continue developing their projects after the course has finished. More information is available upon request.
WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept credit / debit cards, bank transfer and PayPal.
WHO ARE THE TUTORS?
Our tutors come from vary different professional backgrounds and are of mixed nationalities. They do not all possess a strong background in education and this is intentional as we do not wish our tutors to teach, but to mentor and guide our students. All our tutors have undergone training with our UK and US based Partners in the curriculum of the courses they lead as well as in-house FUTURA mission and values training for tutors.
All our tutors are obliged to work according to the rules of the Student Safety Policy.
WHAT IF MY CHILD PERSISTENTLY BEHAVES IN A DISRUPTIVE MANNER DURING THE SESSIONS?
We aim to ensure that each student fully benefits from the courses and therefore we encourage creativity and a fun, friendly environment. However we cannot accept disruptive or dangerous behave which hinders progress of the course or poses a problem to other, fellow students. Therefore our tutors have been instructed to let any disruptive student know that their behaviour is not acceptable and if it persists, the board of founders of FUTURA may decide to suspend or expel such a student from the programme.
HOW CAN I BE SURE MY CHILD LEAVES THE COURSE WITH AN AUTHORISED PERSON?
Parents will be required to indicate who is authorised to pick up the child / children at the end of each course session. We kindly request that children be picked up punctually however in an emergency situation where that is not possible, the tutor will remain an extra 30 minutes after the session with any child / children who have not been picked up.
If a parent is delayed in picking up their child more than twice, this child can be expelled from the course without the possibility of claiming a refund. The safety and welfare of our students is a top priority and we expect parents to help ensure that this is kept at the highest possible standard.
The person who has been authorised to pick up the child after the session will need to show an ID card for verification purposes.
FUTURA Innovative Education does not take responsibility for children who have not been picked up at the scheduled time.
CAN I SEE WHAT MY KIDS ARE DOING DURING THE COURSES?
Parents will be invited to special events which are scheduled for some of the courses. Parents are also invited to talk to the tutors at the end of each session.
WHAT IS YOUR REFUNDS AND CANCELLATION POLICY?
Please consult our Terms and Conditions for further details.
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