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Kid and Teen Academy- Schenectady County Community College


*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 08/28/2020
The following courses will be held online or remotely. For those courses that have them, supplies will be available for pick-up at a pre-arranged date and time on the SUNY Schenectady Campus.

Kid and Teen Academy

PIANO LESSONS FOR CHILDREN AND TEENS

June 1 – August 14
By Appointment

CRN# 60941
CFP 300-51
Fee: $235

Instructor: Rebecca Schmid

This course, designed especially for beginners ages 6-16, will include fundamental instruction in note reading, rhythm recognition, proper hand position, and chords. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Students must have access to a keyboard or piano at home. Click here to register.

GUITAR LESSONS FOR KIDS

June 1 – August 14
By Appointment

CRN# 60942
CFP 305-01
Fee: $275

Instructor: Paul Quigley

This course, designed especially for beginners ages 6-16, will include fundamental instruction in reading notes, strumming chords to songs, and technical development. Instruction will consist of ten (10), half-hour individual lessons. Students must have their own guitars. Click here to register.

-NEW- BATTLE ROYALE: MAKE YOUR FIRST FORTNITE STYLE VIDEO GAME

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 8-12 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 8-12 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 3-7 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years |  Monday-Friday, August 3-7 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. Students can participate in eSports League matches against other schools across the country with a chance to have their levels featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. This course requires a 64-bit operating system. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- MINECRAFT REDSTONE ENGINEERS

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 8-12 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 8-12 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 6-10 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 6-10 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #5: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 10-14 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #6: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 10-14 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Take the next step beyond simply “playing” Minecraft and become a true Redstone engineer. Expand your Redstone knowledge by constructing your own carnival with a variety of mini-games, roller coasters, and attractions powered by Redstone. Learn how to use Command and Structure blocks to incorporate them into your builds. Activate your skills and take your Minecraft structures to the next level! Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students must purchase Minecraft Java Edition. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- ROBLOX MAKERS

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 8-12 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 8-12 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 6-10 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 6-10 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #5: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 3-7 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #6: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 3-7 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- JAVASCRIPT DEVELOPER JAM

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 8-12 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 8-12 | 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3 | 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 29-July 2 | 9:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #5: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 24-28 | 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #6: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 24-28 | 9:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Learn programming tools so powerful they seem like magic! Start off by learning an array of core programming concepts with JavaScript by experimenting in a series of digital challenges. Start with programming your first animated memes, then tackle more advanced skills such as interactive 3D experiences and game creation. Projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $10 license fee per student with this class. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- VIDEO GAME ANIMATION

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 15-19 | 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years |Monday-Friday, June 15-19 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 3-7 |1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years |  Monday-Friday, August 3-7 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Take your game design skills to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, develop the character’s personality, signature moves, special powers, and a storyline. Finish with a fully animated character to be used in your very own game. Students do not need any prior experience in game design, animation, or sketching. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computersMac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- MINECRAFT MODDERS

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years |Monday-Friday, June 15-19 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 15-19 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 27-July 31 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 27-July 31 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Students must purchase Minecraft Java Edition. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- ROBLOX CODERS AND ENTREPRENEURS!

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 15-19 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 15-19 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 27-31 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 27-31 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new class combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate ROBLOX’s fast-growing marketplace to publish their games. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. $10 license fee per student with this class. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- CODE BREAKERS

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 15-19 | 1:30 -4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 15-19 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 6-10 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 6-19 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #5: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 10-14 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #6: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 10-14 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be a Silicon Valley CEO or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in her bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- OCEANOGRAPHY

Monday-Friday, June 22 – June 26
9 a.m.– 12 p.m.

CRN# 61248
CFP 855-01
Fee: $150

Instructor: Club Scientific

Did you know that there is a whole area of the ocean that hasn’t been explored yet and hat the ocean is a vast ecosystem full of strange and unusual creatures? Students, ages 7-10, will sail away to explore and understand the crystal blue oceans and life that thrives there. Oceanography was never this much fun! Supplies will be distributed to parents at a prearranged date and time. Click here to register.

-NEW- ROCKET KART RACERS: DESIGN A MARIO KART STYLE GAME

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 22-26 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 22-26 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 20-24 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 20-24 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #5: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 10-14 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #6: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 10-14 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

On your marks, get set, create! Blast off in making your first 3D Mario Kart® and Crash Team Racing® style game! Design your own tracks and customize your karts and characters. Using a professional 3D game development software, students will combine their creations into their own kart racing game that they can play with friends and family at home. Students can participate in eSports League races against other schools across the country with a chance to have their tracks featured in the Black Rocket master build of the game! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. This requires a 64-bit operating system. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 22-26 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 22-26 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 24-28 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 24-28 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

If you love playing video games, this is the class for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computersMac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- PYTHON PROGRAMMERS

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 22-26 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 22-26 | 9:30 a.m-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 13-17 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 13-17 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #5: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 3-7 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #6: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 3-7 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Want to learn the world's fastest-growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, YouTube, and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years.
$10 license fee per student with this class. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- ESPORTS APPRENTICE – STREAMERS AND GAMERS

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 22-26 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 22-26 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 17-21 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 17-21 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Whether you want to be the next pro gamer, streamer, or gamecaster this course will teach you the basics to get started! No longer just a hobby, eSports is the fastest-growing career for the next generation. Over 400 million people watched YouTube videos and Twitch streams of video game competitions this year alone! In this course, students will develop game-play skills and compete using Black Rocket’s eSports games and apps, learn how to produce commentary for live tournaments, use professional streaming software, and most importantly practice online safety. Student recordings will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Videos will not be broadcast publicly but will be shared with all students in the class. A webcam is required for this course. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- UKULELE AND MORE FOR KIDS

Mondays, June 29 – August 3
By Appointment

CRN# 61246
CFP 619-01
Fee: $150

Instructor: Ron Gordon

Students, ages 9-16, will use Skype to learn how to strum, sing, and chord on this most accessible of instruments. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of musical thinking: listening to melody, rhythm, and harmony. The class will also focus on the literacy of songs including reading, meter, form, and writing/rewriting lyrics. Instruction will consist of six (6), half-hour individual lessons. Students must have their own ukuleles. Sound files and written materials will be downloaded from emails or Dropbox. Click here to register.

-NEW- JR. DOCTOR

Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 61315
CFP 866-01
Fee: $135

Instructor: Club Scientific

This is the class for the aspiring “Young Physician.” Students, ages 6-10, will learn that their bodies are miles of blood vessels, hundreds of muscles, many thousands of hairs, a furnace, a filter, and a fancy computer! They will build a model lung, test for germs, and build a spinal column and heart model. Supplies will be distributed to parents at a prearranged date and time. Click here to register.

EMERGENCY VET

SECTION #1
Monday-Friday, June 29 – July 3
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 60962
CFP 332-01
Fee: $160

SECTION #2
Monday-Friday, July 6 – July 10
1-4 p.m.

CRN# 61182
CFP 332-02
Fee: $160

Instructor: Club Scientific

This class is a young person’s ticket to the world of veterinary medicine. Young vets, ages 9-14, will have an opportunity to look into the exciting careers of real veterinarians and allow them to be involved in related hands-on activities and experiments. Each student will receive his or her own medical kit. Sample topics include animal behavior, DNA extraction, clinical procedure, diseases and parasites, First Aid, dental care, and more. Supplies will be distributed to parents at a prearranged date and time. Click here to register.

-NEW- YOU TUBE CONTENT CREATORS

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 10-14 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 10-14 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Find your voice and leave your mark on the world! Whether you are six or sixty, it’s time to start a career as the next YouTube star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. A webcam is required for this course. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- 3D GAME DESIGN WITH UNITY

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 13-17 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 13-17 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Are you ready to take your game design skills to another level? With Unity, an industry-grade design software, aspiring game designers will learn level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. This course requires a 64-bit operating system. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS onlyClick here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- APP ATTACK!

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, June 29-July 3 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. Students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take this class. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- KIDZART – FAMOUS ARTISTS

Monday-Friday, July 6 – July 10
1-4 p.m.

CRN# 61316
CFP 867-51
Fee: $135

Instructor: Kidzart

Students, ages 6-12, will unleash their imaginations and explore the styles, methods and legacies of various notable artists, both classic and contemporary. They will create sculpture, painting, drawing, watercolor and printmaking – all inspired by famous artists such as Friday Kahlo, Yayoi Kusama, and Georgia O'Keefe. Topics also include a fun-filled dose of art history. Supplies will be distributed to parents at a prearranged date and time. Click here to register.

-NEW- JURASSIC

Monday-Friday, July 6 – July 10
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 61317
CFP 868-01
Fee: $135

Instructor: Club Scientific

Dinosaurs may be extinct, but they are very much alive in Jurassic. Students, ages 4-7, will learn about a variety of dinosaurs and their habitats. Rocks, minerals, and fossils are studied along with a variety of related projects. Supplies will be distributed to parents at a prearranged date and time. Click here to register.

-NEW- INVENTOR’S LEAGUE – PROTOTYPING FOR THE FUTURE!

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 6-10 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 6-10 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 20-24 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 20-24 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Become an inventor of the future! Learn ‘rapid prototyping’ and problem solving as you conceptualize and design a product to solve a critical global issue. Each day begins with inspirational profiles of young inventors, such as the eleven-year-old who coded a robot to find victims of natural disasters. Next, research a problem to tackle in medicine, architecture, the environment, or a topic of your choosing. Once your vision is complete, learn how to draft 2D designs, create 3D models, and develop a website to pitch your ideas to the class. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- BEGINNING MODERN/CONTEMPORARY DANCE FOR CHILDREN/TEENS

Wednesdays, July 8 – July 29
6-7 p.m.

CRN# 61255
CFP 860-51
Fee: $40

Instructor: Beth Jacobs

Modern/contemporary dance class encompasses the mixing of various dance styles such as ballet, jazz, classical modern dance, African dance, and theater dance together. Students, ages 8-16, will learn a little about dance history while having a weekly technique class itself. Students are asked to wear stretchy clothing, have long hair securely pulled up and be prepared to dance barefoot or in socks – in an area with ample space. Students should also have a water bottle and towel. Click here to register.

HANDS ON ARCHAEOLOGY FOR KIDS

Monday - Friday, July 6 - July 10
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CRN# 60945
CFP 314-71
Fee: $125

Instructor: Jamie Meinsen

Using a mixture of online and remote learning, students ages 9-15 years will learn about themes in archaeology such as local historical, prehistoric, and international archaeology. They will also learn about the techniques and preservation methods that archaeologists use. Interactive sessions will include talks with archaeologists. Virtual tours of local and international sites. Crafts related to each theme will be provided. Click here to register.

COMPUTER GAME CREATOR

Monday-Friday, July 13 – July 17
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 60944
CFP 312-01
Fee: $75

Bits, boards, cables, and more. Students, ages 9-14, will learn to type code, drag blocks, and cast terminal commands. They will learn real code and make their own animations, game boards, characters light shows, and more. Simple challenges will teach students how powerful code blocks can unlock endless potential. Supplies will be distributed to parents at a prearranged date and time. Click here to register.

CSI: FORENSIC SCIENCE

Monday-Friday, July 13 – July 17
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 61161
CFP 347-01
Fee: $150

Instructor: Club Scientific

Students, ages 10-14, will learn to become crime scene investigators during actual crime scene setups. Students will learn how law enforcement professionals solve crimes and meet real professional Crime Scene Investigators. Students will collect evidence and learn how a crime is actually solved. They will also learn how biology, chemistry, and physics play a major role in the investigation. Supplies will be distributed to parents at a prearranged date and time. Click here to register.

-NEW- MINECRAFT ANIMATORS

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years |Monday-Friday, July 13-17 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 13-17 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 24-28 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 24-28 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Create the next popular animated Minecraft video on YouTube! Practice the same skills professionals at Pixar and Disney Animation Studios use. Discover the process of keyframing and tweening, how to use it to bring your own animated stories to life, and how to publish your content on YouTube. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Mac users can play their project at home, but will not be able to edit the project without a PC. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- POKEMON MASTERS: DESIGNERS AND 3D MAKERS UNITE!

SECTION #1 Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 13-17 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2 Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 13-17 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3 Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 24-28 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4 Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 24-28 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Calling all boys and girls who want to be the designers of the future! In this class, if you can dream it, you can make it! Begin by creating your own digital Pokemon-style custom playing card game. Progress onto designing action figures, jewelry, and toys in professional-level modeling software. Learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing and create a design portfolio to showcase your work! No prior experience is necessary and 3D designs will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. This is a limited release only available for BR Instructor Creator Corps Schedules. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- THEATER FOR CHILDREN/TEENS

Monday-Friday, July 13 – July 24
1-3 p.m.

CRN# 60967
CFP 341-51
Fee: $200

Instructor: Christina Pickreign

Using Zoom, come join fellow actors to re-create an old time Radio Show. Students will help create the story, characters, dialogue, commercial jingles, and sound effects. Students will also work on improvisation skills and team building. This class will end in a full Zoom presentation of the finished product. Click here to register.

-NEW- CHEF SCIENTIFIC

Monday-Friday, July 20 - 24
9 a.m.-12 p.m

CRN# 61318
CFP 869-01
Fee: $75

Instructor: Club Scientific

In this beginner course, students, ages 9-14, will explore the science behind cooking while learning cooking basics. They will make a variety of breakfast, Mexican and party recipes. Materials: parents will be provided with a list of supplies to purchase for this course. Click here to register.

-NEW- KIDZART – JUNGLE SAFARI

Monday-Friday, July 20 - 24
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 61319
CFP 870-01
Fee: $135

Instructor: Kidzart

Grab your jungle hats, we’re going on a safari! In this course, students, ages 6-12, will explore all kinds of cool creatures and the places they live. They will explore the jungle as they learn how to draw and paint all of its creatures – from things that creep and crawl to things that jump and roar! Supplies will be distributed to parents at a prearranged date and time. Click here to register.

-NEW- MINECRAFT DESIGNERS

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 20-24 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 20-24 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #3: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 17-21 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #4: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 17-21 | 9:30-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

If you love the game Minecraft and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft to take this class. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Students must purchase Minecraft Java Edition. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- CODE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE! INTERACTIVE STORY TELLING!

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 27-31 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 27-31 | 1:30-4:30 pm | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

-NEW- MAKE YOUR FIRST 3D VIDEO GAME

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, July 27-31 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, July 27-31 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family projects are only compatible with Windows devices. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

SECRET AGENT LAB

Monday-Friday, July 27 – July 31
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

CRN# 61321
CFP 939-01
Fee: $150

Instructor: Mad Science

Students, Grades K-5, will complete 4 spy challenges to become a Super Sleuth! Topics include crime evidence, detectives and what they do, forensic science and security techniques. Students will have virtual class time and individual projects to be completed as homework. Supplies will be delivered to parents. Families will also be provided with a list of materials from home that may be required (ex. Water, glue, tape, pencils, etc.). Click here to register.

-NEW- WORLD AROUND US

Monday-Friday, August 3 – August 7
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

CRN# 61320
CFP 871-01
Fee: $150

Instructor: Mad Science

Students, Grades K-5, will become backyard or balcony citizen scientists! They will collect date from their own homes and share with researchers around the world. Topics include Birds & Bests, Nature, Earth awareness and Space Day. Students will have virtual class time and individual projects to be completed as homework. Supplies will be delivered to parents. Families will also be provided with a list of materials from home that may be required (ex. Water, glue, tape, pencils, etc.). Click here to register.

SAVE THE BEES WITH ALBANY CAN CODE

This class is online.
Monday-Friday, August 10 - August 14
9 a.m.-12 p.m.

CRN# 61312
CFP 865-71
Fee: $300

In this new online class, which blends technology, science and conservation, students ages 12-15 years, will learn all about bees while developing technology and coding skills. Students will learn how bees build hives, make honey, help plants grow, why they are important for our food supplies, and how we can make our environment more hospitable to bees. They will then share their bee know-how with friends and family by creating their own website. They will learn how to use HTML tags; add paragraphs,images, lists and links to a webpage; and how to use CSS to set the design of a webpage. Click here to register.

EUREKA

Monday-Friday, August 17 – August 21
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

CRN# 61322
CFP 940-01
Fee: $150

Instructor: Mad Science

Students, Grades K-5, will overcome challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors, and – their mind. With a little bit of ingenuity students will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks and assemble a set of circuits. While Thomas Edison said, “Invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.”, this class is 100% FUN. Students will have virtual class time and individual projects to be completed as homework. Supplies will be delivered to parents. Families will also be provided with a list of materials from home that may be required (ex. Water, glue, tape, pencils, etc.). Click here to register.

-NEW- APP.IO: MAKE YOUR FIRST MULTI PLAYER APP!

SECTION #1: Ages 8-11 years | Monday-Friday, August 17-21 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

SECTION #2: Ages 11-14 years | Monday-Friday, August 17-21 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Fee: $149

Instructor: Black Rocket

The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app! In this class, explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. Students do not need to own a smartphone to take this class. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Compatible with MAC and Windows OS only. Click here to register – scroll to find your course.

 

 

 


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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
78 Washington Ave.
Schenectady, NY, 12305
United States

Phone:

518-381-1315
Contact name: 
Maria Kotary
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
08/28/2020
Time: 
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