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  • CODER KIDS BUILD: ROBOTICS FOUNDATIONS (Grades K-2)

    In Robotics Foundations Coder Kids learn computer science concepts and computational thinking by writing their own code to program how their robots move and interact with the physical world. Coder Kids that complete this course will be able to use and understand sequences, conditionals, for-loops, data types, and functions. They will be able to write new programs and troubleshoot their code for bugs.Designed for early readers. Topics: Discovering coding & what coding meansSequences, extra turns & debuggingMaking sequences Conditionals & changing directionsAdvanced sequences & debugging loopsFinal ProjectEvery Coder Kids course is built in accordance with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Computer Science Standards. In Introduction to Coding the standards that Coder Kids will achieve include:- Construct and execute algorithms (sets of step-by-step instructions) that include sequencing and simple loops to accomplish a task, both independently and collaboratively, with or without a computing device.- Analyze and debug (fix) an algorithm that includes sequencing and simple loops, with or without a computing device.- Use numbers or other symbols to represent data (e.g., thumbs up/down for yes/no, color by number, arrows for direction, encoding/decoding a word using numbers or pictographs).- Construct programs, to accomplish a task or as a means of creative expression, which include sequencing, events, and simple loops, using a block-based visual programming language, both independently and collaboratively.
  • Spy Academy

    Learn the science behind spying! Try to defeat a laser security grid. Learn how night vision gear works and try it out. Learn code-writing and breaking and how satellite surveillance is used not just for spying, but also for scientific research. Our spy academy trainees will learn the physics behind laser light and bend laser beams through water. They'll also do cool chemistry- learning how to make their own "poison detector" that changes color in the presence of acid, making a polymer that can be used to copy keys to secure rooms, and of course learning several methods to make invisible ink! We'll talk about electricity and make our own tripwire alarm that goes off when an electric circuit is broken. And we'll learn how to lift "invisible" fingerprints from scanners to access biometric locks!
  • CODER KIDS BUILD: ROBOTICS FOUNDATIONS (Grades 3-6)

    In Robotics Foundations Coder Kids learn computer science concepts and computational thinking by writing their own code to program how their robots move and interact with the physical world. Coder Kids that complete this course will be able to use and understand sequences, conditionals, for-loops, data types, and functions. They will be able to write new programs and troubleshoot their code for bugs.Designed for early readers. Topics: Discovering coding & what coding meansSequences, extra turns & debuggingMaking sequences Conditionals & changing directionsAdvanced sequences & debugging loopsFinal ProjectEvery Coder Kids course is built in accordance with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Computer Science Standards. In Introduction to Coding the standards that Coder Kids will achieve include:- Construct and execute algorithms (sets of step-by-step instructions) that include sequencing and simple loops to accomplish a task, both independently and collaboratively, with or without a computing device.- Analyze and debug (fix) an algorithm that includes sequencing and simple loops, with or without a computing device.- Use numbers or other symbols to represent data (e.g., thumbs up/down for yes/no, color by number, arrows for direction, encoding/decoding a word using numbers or pictographs).- Construct programs, to accomplish a task or as a means of creative expression, which include sequencing, events, and simple loops, using a block-based visual programming language, both independently and collaboratively.
  • Beginner Ensemble (Piano, Guitar, Violin & Drum)

    Students will participate in an beginner ensemble music group. Students may choose which instrument to play during the session – piano, guitar, violin or drums. Students will learn about the instrument, how to read musical notation as well as how to participate in a group. Students are provided with FREE instrument rentals to TAKE HOME with them for the entire session! Parents will be invited to a “Parent Day” on the last day of class. Rental Instruments must be returned at the last class.
  • FALL 2019: Breakfast for Dinner with Tiny Chefs!

    Turn your favorite breakfast dishes into the main event as dinner options. How about a cheddar-chive frittata with fresh salsa? Or Brunch pasta with bacon and eggs? Maybe you’d prefer a more traditional French toast, dressed up with bananas and blueberries? Any way you slice it your little chef will love tucking into these comforting breakfast classics.
  • Artistic Drawing with Young Rembrandts (Loudoun/Fairfax) (Grades 4-6)

    Encourage your child’s enthusiasm for art and help develop his or her drawing skills with a Young Rembrandts drawing class. Young Rembrandts™ Drawing curriculum uses a structured stepwise format to teach elementary students useful drawing skills, while developing creative thinking strategies. Students deconstruct complex objects into familiar shapes; then use problem-solving and imagination to make their own works of art. Innovative reasoning skills are developed through creativity, collaborative communication, and critical thinking. A variety of engaging images challenge students with realistic, abstract and graphic art styles. Our Artistic Drawing curriculum develops academically relevant skills, including spatial-motor planning, mental discipline and fine motor skills, while providing a fun, enriching experience for our students. New lesson every week with six-year curriculum! Students never see a repeat lesson while enrolled from kindergarten to 6th grade.
  • Silver Knights Chess

    Learn chess from a Silver Knights chess coach! State and national champions have come from our programs, but most of our students are just looking to have fun! Class time is split between lesson and play. Lessons range from learning the rules to advanced tournament strategies, depending on the student's skill level. Play time is structured to pair each student against an opponent of similar skill. All grades and skill levels are welcome. Silver Knights will supply all the equipment during chess club. Students will have the opportunity to play in tournaments.
  • Artistic Drawing with Young Rembrandts (Loudoun/Fairfax) (Grades K-3)

    Encourage your child’s enthusiasm for art and help develop his or her drawing skills with a Young Rembrandts drawing class. Young Rembrandts™ Drawing curriculum uses a structured stepwise format to teach elementary students useful drawing skills, while developing creative thinking strategies. Students deconstruct complex objects into familiar shapes; then use problem-solving and imagination to make their own works of art. Innovative reasoning skills are developed through creativity, collaborative communication, and critical thinking. A variety of engaging images challenge students with realistic, abstract and graphic art styles. Our Artistic Drawing curriculum develops academically relevant skills, including spatial-motor planning, mental discipline and fine motor skills, while providing a fun, enriching experience for our students. New lesson every week with six-year curriculum! Students never see a repeat lesson while enrolled from kindergarten to 6th grade.
  • Take the Stage!

    Students will learn the fundamentals of acting, build confidence, and use critical thinking and teamwork as they develop their actor's toolbox through theater games and acting exercises. They will apply these skills to an ensemble performance piece presented on the last day of class. Great for new and returning students with any level of experience. Students will use their own unique qualities as they learn to act, using theater games, improvisation, storytelling, and text. Through individual and group activities young actors will build their actor's toolbox, gain confidence, and each will make a significant contribution to the final presentation held on the last day of class. Great for new or returning students with any level of experience.
  • Soccer Stars! (Grades 3-6)

    Train like the superstars of the world in this action-packed session! Participants will experience all kinds of exciting soccer activities, including a World Cup style tournament! All participants, regardless of skill level, will learn and practice basic dribbling, ball control, passing, trapping, defense, and proper offensive movement without the ball. Soccer requires a lot of endurance, so be prepared to work hard all while having a ton of FUN!!
  • Soccer Stars! (Grades K-2)

    Train like the superstars of the world in this action-packed session! Participants will experience all kinds of exciting soccer activities, including a World Cup style tournament! All participants, regardless of skill level, will learn and practice basic dribbling, ball control, passing, trapping, defense, and proper offensive movement without the ball. Soccer requires a lot of endurance, so be prepared to work hard all while having a ton of FUN!!
  • Early Elementary Spanish

    ISL provides a well-rounded Spanish program for those children in grades K-2 that are either starting to learn Spanish or would like to continue adding to their knowledge of Spanish. Apart from the language, children will learn some culture, and traditions where Spanish is spoken. During this program, students will be introduced to greetings and presentations, the alphabet, the family, the school, numbers, colors, shapes, sizes, animals, parts of the body and senses, professions, places in the city and many more! Topics rotate each session; therefore, students who register for later sessions will learn something different each time. Each student will receive handouts that they will be able to use in class and more!Class sizes are small and taught by native speakers who are experienced teachers of the language and culture, engaging, fun and motivating. Students’ diverse learning modalities are addressed through the following: Conversation, Music, Flashcards, Games, Videos, Art, and Storybooks. Instructors use every moment as an opportunity to motivate students to use and practice their speaking skills. During each program we introduce a series of games and activities that develop the skills needed to learn a second language in a consistent and sequential manner. After every class, parents receive an email from their teacher that includes what was done in class and if there is any homework for the week. This email also includes any ideas to use at home with your child in order to solidify what they are learning in class.
  • Hip Hop Kids

    In this class, young hip-hop artists will begin with the building blocks of jazz technique. This class develops increased body awareness, coordination, strength, and flexibility through jazz technique exercises, isolations, stretching, progressions, and combinations. This is a fun, fast-paced class filled with hip-funky moves to the latest kids’ rock and hip-hop tunes. Our Director of Hip Hop is Tiffany Patterson, MC Hammer's Lead Choreographer.