By: Brandon Coppernoll, Co-Founder, TechWise Academy—
Muncie, IN—The Innovation Connector is partnering with TechWise Academy to host a new lineup of STEM classes through the Coding Connector starting on August 16. These classes help K-12 students learn computational thinking and computer science through coding and robotics.
Ryan Hunter, co-founder of TechWise Academy, leads a Minecraft Party in which students get to learn about command blocks and play online in a safe environment. Photo provided
New classes this Fall feature Sphero robots for elementary students and new coding classes for middle and high school students. Younger students from kindergarten through second grade will have more opportunities to build and learn with LEGO WeDo robots than before.
“What is being taught at the Coding Connector is truly the language of the next generation. We are thrilled to be offering such fun learning experiences for the youth of our community,” says Ted Baker, Executive Director at the Innovation Connector.
The Coding Connector combines a state-of-the-art facility with fiber-based internet access, computer resources, an active marketing and business center, and instructors from TechWise Academy to provide youth opportunities to learn and have fun. Students will get hands-on experience building and programming LEGO robots and use online tools such as Scratch.
TechWise Academy, co-founded by Ryan Hunter and Brandon Coppernoll, provides a custom curriculum to build on what students are learning in schools and creates an environment for students to gain access to caring instructors and the technology they want to use.
Ryan added, “Our classes are designed to challenge students and provide them frameworks for solving problems. The best part, though, is that they’re having so much fun they typically don’t realize how much they’re learning.”
Parents and students will be able to find the class schedule and register at techwiseacademy.com/classes. With a class nearly every week, there are many opportunities to learn more about computer science with friends.
TechWise Academy teaches children to love coding and technology through fun, innovative and educational courses in East Central Indiana. Visit techwiseacademy.com for more information.