How to Get Started in Our Program
(2 hours/week over 4 months)
FIRST INTAKE: 8 years and older.
SECOND INTAKE: 9 years and older with coding experience.
Enrol here to learn a particular subject in an intensive manner. It is run in a hackathon-style where students compete to finish a short project and then present their work to an audience.
IoT with ESP8266
Voice Interface with Raspberry Pi
Image Analytics with Raspberry Pi
Virtual Reality with Google Cardboard
Our Learning Approach
Our project-based learning approach caters to children 8 years old and above, for them to acquire literacies in technology.
Students apply Design Thinking to complete real-life projects. This experiential learning helps them develop competencies such as problem-solving, critical thinking, communication and other life skills.
Students are encouraged to enrol for fairs and competitions. The hours spent in preparation help them develop character qualities such as initiative, tenacity, and leadership.
Can youths join the program?
Yes. Although our target audience is children 8 years of age to upper secondary, the project-based approach is suitable for anyone keen to learn the subjects offered.
What is the language used?
English. We want to encourage learners to pick up English through our workshop sessions. When one gets excited, the learning comes naturally.
Is the program similar to robotic program?
Why pay for a robot when you can build one! In our program children have to build with raw components such as electronics or even printing them with 3D printer. In this way, learning is deeper and they can build any projects beyond robotics according to their own interest.
What knowledge is required before enrolling?
Our workshops are designed for children 8 years and above. As long as one can read and comprehend instructions well, that’s all the knowledge needed.
Can my child enrol after the program has started?
No. However in cases where classes have just started, we will consider on a case-by-case basis.
Are computers provided?
No, learners will need to bring their own laptop (Windows or Mac) with the power supply and mouse. This encourages learners to experiment and continue the projects even at home, hence deepening the learning. However, if you do not have a laptop, do let us know in advance for a special arrangement.
Do you provide certificates?
Upon completion learners are awarded digital certificates. While certificates are still required for college admission, most colleges today value informal learning experiences such as working on real-life projects. Demonstration of passion to learn, empathy, critical thinking and other life skills weigh highly in the selection process.
My child is not strong academically, can he/she follow?
Einsten once said "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid". Unfortunately, that is how the conventional academic system works. We believe that once a child develops a passion in a particular area, there's no barrier to learning, even a complicated subject. Hence our program focusses on re-igniting children's inborn passion for learning by making learning engaging, goal orientated and interest-driven. To cater for different style of learning, we use graphics extensively in our colour manual for visual learning while the project-based hands-on approach caters for tactile learning. Different levels of challenges keep children engaged at their own pace of learning and inspire them to self-learn and explore.
What if my child cannot complete the projects in class?
Learners can continue the project at home as our manuals are designed to be self-guided to encourage self-learning.
What if my child finishes ahead of others?
Faster learners have options to complete additional challenges. They are also encouraged to help others who might be facing difficulties. Learning retention increases when one teaches another.
How will my child benefit from the program?
Our program is designed for children to discover their inner interest. Those who go on to indulge in their chosen interest, say coding, will equip themselves with essential life skills such as tenacity, problem-solving, thinking and communication, besides learning essential technologies.
The subjects look like it's at a degree level. Will my child be able to follow?
Research have shown that once a person develops a passion in a particular area, there's no age barrier to learning, even a complicated subject. Hence our program focusses on re-igniting children's inborn passion for learning by helping them discover their inner interest.
Does my child get a replacement if he/she misses a class?
We will try our best to fit your child in another class. In the event that this is not possible, the principal will advise you on the project that needs to be completed before the next session.
What time do I drop off and pick up my child?
Your child needs to be in class at least 15 minutes before class and to be picked up no later than 30 minutes after the class ends.
Is food provided?
No. Kindly provide light snacks if your child needs to snack in between.
What does my child need to bring to class?
Laptop (Windows or Mac) with the power supply and mouse, stationeries for taking notes and a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
Why does my child need to bring his/her own laptop?
This encourages your child to experiment and continue the projects even at home, hence deepening the learning. However, if you do not have a laptop, do let us know in advance for a special arrangement.
What if I don’t have a laptop?
Let us know in advance so that we can prepare ahead.
When do I need to pay?
The first lesson of every month.
Is there any extra payment besides the fees?
For some subjects like Coding and Physical Computing and Arduino Projects with Scratch, you will need to buy hardware kits as listed in the program description. We use open source solutions to keep the cost low.