After-school Maker Programs
High Park Day School has HPDS Makerspace on Tuesday and Thursday after school!
The maker movement has been called a convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans. Makers believe that they can build anything from Apps to robots to full sets of costume armour. Children learn project management, science, technology, engineering, art, math, collaboration and problem solving, all while having fun.
HPDS Makerspace is an environment in which students are encouraged to dream, plan, create, test, and succeed. Students are inspired to pursue projects that interest them individually or collaboratively. Our program is small, we limit it to 10 makers so they get lots of support from our staff and volunteers.
We will be working on:
- Computer Programming
- Raspberry Pi Projects
- Game Design
- 3D Design
- 3D Printing
- Digital Art
- Web Design
- Collaborative Gaming
- Minecraft Play/Texture Pack Design/Modding/Server Administration
Students are mentored by older students from a high school engineering/robotics program.
Our start date is September 20, 2016 and our final class will be June 22, 2017. We run 4 terms, Terms 1, 2, and 3 are 10 sessions and Term 4 is 5 sessions. Drop-in is available if we have space.
A typical afternoon would be:
- 3:30-3:45 Snack/Drink time.
- 3:45-4:45 Structured Maker Project time.
- 4:45-5:45 Structured Gaming (Project time can extend through the second hour) time.
- 5:45-6:00 Logout, Clean up!
*Pick-up available at Runnymede P.S.. Let us know if you require pick-up at your school.
Term 1: September 20th - December 1st
Term 2: December 6th to March 2nd
Term 3: March 7th - May 18
Term 4: May 23rd - June 22nd
For details and registration, contact Leslie at 647-223-4112 or firstname.lastname@example.org