CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES (INNOVATIONS & TECHNOLOGIES)
Explore the wonders of science, programming, and technology through robotics. Children in this CCA will enjoy brainstorming, building and experimenting with amazing robots, including Bee-Bot and Stamford’s own amazing Leo (Nao Robot)!
We are excited to be offering our very first Competitive Robotics program here at Stamford American School. This CCA will meet twice a week throughout the Semester in preparation for a city-wide Robotics competition being held in Hong Kong in January of 2019. The Competitive Robotics CCA is designed for dedicated and enthusiastic students who have experience in VEX robotics, LEGO Mindstorms and have a talent and for passion in block-based programming.
In today’s world, everybody has access to a camera. This CCA will show you how to use it in a more advanced, innovative way. We will practice taking photos/videos and then start to edit them, so we can turn a normal photo/video into a modern masterpiece. We will look at lighting, angles, shapes and filters all important aspects in media production and editing. This will be an exciting and educational CCA program that will keep kids engaged from start to finish!
Stamford’s STEMinn 2.0 CCA will take Innovation to the next level! While inspiring, engaging and allowing every child to use their imagination, students will have opportunities to turn their visions into reality. Through STEMinn activities, students will be challenged to ask questions, make observations and gather information about a situation that can be solved through new, improved and innovative ways. Design thinking will drive the exploration of drones, 3D printing, micro-controllers and much more!
Want to get busy exploring different apps? In this CCA we will explore some new apps that you might be new to you and learn how they work. We will create exciting things such as your AR/VR resources such as editing and designing logos, GIFs and videos. This will be a fun way to discover innovative apps that you can then look to use at home, but also in the classroom.
Coding is the language of the future and in this CCA will continue on from what you have learned in your STEMinn time and to better understand and improve your Coding Skills, all with the idea of creating your own game/app. We will use a number of platforms to help us develop key, 21st Century Skills that will prepare you for a better future.