Vassiliadis After-School Programs
TechBrainiacs is excited to offer our programs as an after-school enrichment opportunity for students at Vassiliadis Elementary School. There will be additional programs announced throughout the school year, so keep checking back for more information. We will be hosting these classes in the school’s computer lab right after school from 2:15-3:15. Space will be limited, so be sure to register as soon as you can!
Create and Code
Thursday afternoons – 2:15-3:15p
Fall semester dates:
9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21
Spring semester dates:
1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17
Recommended for grades 1-5
Class length: 1 hour per session
Typical group size: 16-20 students
Choose from three awesome learning paths!
***All tools/sites used are web-based and may be accessed from home***
Game Design – What could be better than playing games? Making your own! These tools will get your child started learning the FUNdamentals of game design. They’ll soon be creating, publishing, and sharing their own games with classmates and other gamers around the world. Sites used include Gamestar Mechanic, Sploder, and Scratch.
Coding – Computer code is the language of the future. Your son or daughter will learn how to write programs by completing fun projects with the introductory Scratch language or take their skills to the next level with Codesters and Code Combat to learn Python, one of the most popular coding languages used by professionals.
Digital Storytelling – We know kids love to express their creativity in new ways. Now they will be able to bring their stories to life using publishing tools such as StoryJumper, Pixton, and Make Beliefs Comix.
In addition to teaching valuable technology skills, our program is also designed to improve your child’s:
- Confidence with technology
- Critical and creative thinking
- Problem solving
- Attention to detail
- Positive peer interaction
- And much more!
Thursday Afternoons – 2:15-3:15p
Fall: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14, 12/21
Spring: 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 4/5, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17
We’ve added more flexibility to our program this year. Instead of enrolling for any set period of time, you are purchasing access to a certain number of weekly sessions — no matter when those sessions are actually used. While we hope your child will be able to join us every week, you need not worry if there are times they must be absent. Your family will always receive the number of sessions for which you’ve paid. Our self-paced program will allow your child to pick back up right where they left off and never feel left behind. This also means that our students may join the class at any time throughout the school year.
Introductory Session | $15
*Valid for first TechBrainiacs session*
Single Session | $25
Four (4) Sessions | $90
Eight (8) Sessions | $160
Full Fall Semester (15 sessions) | $270
Full Spring Semester (16 sessions) | $285
Discounts available for early bird registration, siblings, military, first responders, and educators. Discounts are either automatically applied or may be selected during online registration.
About the Teacher
Jeremy Bruner has worked previously in the Clark County School District teaching the 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from UNLV and a Master of Education from Southern Utah University. Computers and technology have always been a major part of his life. He enjoys action and adventure games most, with some favorites being the Uncharted series, Batman: Arkham City, and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.