Predicate Academy Fall Session~ Behind the Scenes with Technology

Predicate Academy is gearing up for their fall session and enrollment is well underway.

Predicate Academy is an independent company in Logan Twp. that creates their own technology courses for kids with the goal of providing a glimpse into the computing field.  They not only teach coding, but also demonstrate “real world” applications of technology in a fun learning environment.  All classes are taught by practitioners with a passion for enriching the lives of children.

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Although it’s nice to have a break from the school year during the summer, many family vacations can incorporate great learning opportunities to engage kids, stretch their creativity and open their minds.  Behind the scenes tours are a great way to understand the inside story of our favorite foods, entertainment, and products.  They help kids gain an appreciation for what it takes to go from concept to raw materials to finished product.

In a similar way, the aspiring young innovators at Predicate experience the hidden educational value of going behind the scenes with technology.  Here’s what some of these young innovators have to say about Predicate:

“The coding and wiring we get to do” is Tyson’s favorite part.  “I am looking forward to building a robot!”

“Once we made a game where we told the code bug in the program to make a number between 1 and 10,” explains Eddie, age 7.  “Then we downloaded it and got play our own game!”

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Join Predicate Academy for their upcoming Open Houses:

  • Saturday, August 6th from 11:00a.m.- 1:30p.m.  Event Details on Facebook.
  • Saturday, August 27th from 11:00a.m. – 2:00pm

You’ll have a chance to test drive their new Equation Computer Kit and other cool techie projects.  If you already take classes at Predicate, bring a friend!  They have a GREAT referral program!

Fall Session

Predicate Academy runs four “seasonal” sessions a year with classes that meet weekly for 10 weeks.

The Fall 2016 Season will start during the week of September 18th and run through the week of December 5th. The academy will not hold classes on October 31 (Halloween), November 7-12 (Jersey Week), November 23-26 (Thanksgiving).

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For more information and to register for the Fall Session visit http://predicate.us/,  email info@predicate.us or call 484-483-5820

The Predicate Academy Studio is located at  230 Village Center Drive, Logan, NJ.  They’re in the Acme Shopping Center, on the second floor above Papa Luigi Pizza and across the hall from Burgundy and Brushes.

 

 

Predicate Academy ~ Technology Education for Kids

We’re excited to introduce Predicate Academy, a brand new studio in Logan Twp offering technology education for kids.  We can all agree that technology impacts every facet of our lives and plays a critical role in our daily lives as we use computers at work, tablets to entertain our children and smart phones for…well… just about everything!  For our children, technology will play an even greater role and is a means to develop lifelong skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Predicate Academy

While our schools do a great job of teaching fundamentals, computer science is largely absent from the curriculum in most schools.   Predicate Academy offers a curriculum series that directly reflects where they see technology heading.   Their interactive sessions provide an introduction to computer science through hands-on coding projects.  As they  guide students through the design process, they teach the language of creativity. Kids get to build stuff, solve problems and have fun while learning valuable skills.

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The talented Predicate Team brings diverse backgrounds in technology and education to the Predicate Studio.  They make use of the Raspberry Pi single-board computer and are strong believers in open-source software.

Predicate’s Summer Schedule

Predicate Academy’s program offerings operate on a 10 week / 45-60 minute per session schedule.  Predicate’s Summer 2016 season will start the week of June 26th and run through the week of September 18th. The academy will be closed over the Fourth of July Weekend (7/1-7/4) and Labor Day Weekend (9/2 – 9/5).   They offer two introductory programs for ages children ages 7-14.

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This introductory course for ages 9-14 provides broad exposure to the varying facets of working with technology and the fundamentals of computational thinking. As part of this introductory course, students will assemble their own Predi-Kit hardware bundle then dive into the basics of Raspbian, the Pi’s Linux-based operating system, as well as key concepts such as hardware interfacing and writing code.

Predicate’s Little Conductors

This program, for children ages 7-8, is a fun way to start creating technology.  It’s ideal for kids who like to build and are curious about how things work. Little conductors provides a gentle introduction to the foundations of computational thinking.

To learn more about Predicate Academy and the impact of technology education, visit their website, blog, or Facebook page.

For additional information, call 484-483-5820 or email info@predicate.us and be sure to tell them Mullica Hill Mom sent you!