**NOTICE**

Starting in March 2020, all classes are taught in our Virtual Classroom (online) until further notice.

SoLA TECH CLUBS

   A place where students:

  • Build on their knowledge around all things STEAM 

  • Develop expertise in a subject of their choice 

  • Experience coding, robotics, computer programming, and more

  • Learn digital game development, apps, website building, engineering concepts 

  • Collaborate with a small group of young scholars 

  • Receive 6+ hours of high quality, standards-based STEM instruction and fun interactive classes each week. 

  • Get access to all technology, materials and robotics team coaching (when in-person classes are available) 

SCHEDULE

Tech Club is a paid monthly membership.  Starting in March 2020, all classes are

taught in our Virtual Classroom (online) until further notice.  

Monthly Enrollment

Three Price Levels:

(All levels include FULL club benefits)

 

  • $197 Gift Giver Membership: This is a "GET ONE, GIFT ONE" monthly membership. In addition to receiving full club benefits AND competition training, you're making it possible for another student to attend Tech Club too! Thank you for helping in our effort to offer classes accessible for all. 

 

  • $147 Standard Tech Membership:  This is a STANDARD RATE monthly membership. It offers full club benefits including applicable training for competition events.

 

  • $97 Need-Based Membership:  This is our most affordable monthly rate which includes full club benefits and competition training. Our mission is to make Tech/Robotics/STEM accessible to all, regardless of income. These monthly memberships are reserved for our families residing in the highest need areas of LA County. Please refer to the Zip Code list (below) to verify if this rate applies to you. We will ask for proof of address to complete enrollment.  

 

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    TECH CLUB MEETINGS AND EVENTS

    SoLA Tech Clubs are designed to guide students in building skills over time.  

    The curriculum runs from September through June.

    September 2019

    September Activities: Fun intro to coding with Dash and Dot robots, including Legos, launchers and sketch. Open slots for Wonder Robotics Competition (ages 6-14). 

     

    October 2019

    October Activities: Learning to code with Dash, Dot and CUE robots. Wonder Robotics Competition Team practice with obstacles. 

    October events:

    Oct 19th - Taste of Soul interactive booth

    Oct 22-23 - SoLA Robotics Booth at YoMo STEAM Fest (LA Convention Center)

    Oct 24-29 - SoLA Robotics Team at WER International Robotics Open 

     

    November 2019

    November Activities: Introduction to VEX Robotics and Sphero (rolling) robots.  VEX IQ Teams open for enrollment (ages 8-13) VEX competition occurs in Feb 2020. 

     

    December 2019

    December Activities: VEX Robotics Team practice (building, driving, programming).  

    Wonder Robotics challenge

    December events:

    Dec 12-18th - SoLA Robotics Team at WER International World Championship

     

    January 2020 

    January Activities:

    All VEX teams practice for upcoming competition

    Learning to code with Dash, Dot and CUE robots.

    Begin building with Abilix robot kits

    January Events:

    Jan 31-Feb 2 Join us at GameSchool Con www.gameschoolcon.com 

     

    February 2020

    All VEX teams practice for upcoming competition

    February 15, 2020 VEX IQ Tournament at El Camino College 9am-3pm (contestants age 9-13)

    All teams begin Abilix training

    Collaboration with partner school in Barcelona, Spain

     

    March 2020

    Games for Change (Digital Game Competition) submissions POSTPONED

    All teams train for WER 2020 US Open (International Tournament) POSTPONED

    **NEW** Virtual S.T.E.A.M. classes available for ALL students! Coding, Game Dev, App Dev, Web Dev with Games, Literacy & Math Challenges and Art (Digital and Traditional) all available NOW. New choices every week.

    April 2020

    April 4, 2020 City of STEM Festival at Columbia Space Center POSTPONED

    April 5, 2020 SoLA Robotics Studio Grand Opening POSTPONED

    All teams train for WER 2020 US Open (International Tournament) POSTPONED

    **NEW** Virtual STEAM classes now expanded. Sign up for Daily, Weekly, Monthly options HERE.

    May 2020

    Virtual classes continue ONLINE. 

    **NEW** HTML and CSS classes available! Plus 3-D modeling, Coding, Virtual Robotics and more HERE.

    June - August 2020

    SoLAR SummerCamp is OPEN! Learn more HERE.

    SoLA TECH CLUBS

    Why Join?

    • There is a community need for on-going coding and robotics classes.

    • Coding is more fun when robots are involved.

    • Kids will have an on-going club where they can build tech skills and make friends.

     

    Why is coding important?

    • Code is the reason why all digital devices work (computers, cell phones, etc). Many common activities like searching Google and watching Netflix are made possible with code.

    • Coding helps kids with communication skills, math skills and confidence. These are important for all professions.

     

    All students:

    • Work with robots

    • Engage in inquiry-based instruction

    • Participate in interactive "unplugged" games to make the concept of coding easy to understand

    • Learn about Digital Citizenship and internet safety

    • Become part of a community of young tech leaders

     

     

    ​Club Details

    • Safe Environment, Qualified Instructors

    • Age groups range from age 6-17

    • Students meet 3 times per month.

    • Weekend, After school & Homeschool options 

    Novice students are able to:

    • Code with Dash and Dot Wonder Robots

    • Create animations and digital games with Scratch and Scratch Jr.

    • Learn computer programming basics with kid-friendly coding courses 

     

     

     

    Advanced students are able to:

    • Code with Cue and Sphero Robots

    • Build, drive and program VEX and Krypton Robots

    • Be eligible to join robotics teams and enter local competitions

    • Create digital games with Scratch platform (eligible for competition entry)

    • Learn intermediate computer programming with coding courses

    • Learn HTML and CSS programming languages

    • Build websites from scratch

     

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