Special: Creative Playtime 玩出天才 -- 儿童创造力启蒙教程

Start Time: 
01:30 PM
End Time: 
02:30 PM
Location: 
TWHS Room 285

创造力决定一个小孩的未来。五到六岁是创造力发展的关键年龄。本教程旨在通过儿童与家长的互动游戏(不是电子游戏)开发智慧,激发思考,启迪观察,培养语言表达能力。中文授课。家长需要全程课程参与。教程将启蒙通常在大学才开始系统学习的概念,譬如符号思维、电脑逻辑、抽象算法。本教程的理念:让孩子学会掌握探索的方法,并逐渐有独立创造的能力。小班授课,限量八人。

Are you expecting your kid to be a creative thinker? This class introduces critical concepts of computer-centric Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to young kids by creative playing.

Can the future leaders like Tony Hsieh (Zappo), Steve Chen (Youtube), Andrew Ng (Baidu), or Mark Zuckerberg grow up in Columbus, Ohio? The vision of this class is to incubate trailblazers of digital economy when they are still kids.

Young talents (age 5-6) will be challenged in this class to create original solutions, to expand critical thinking skills, and to solve real life problems utilizing computer science concepts previously only introduced in colleges, for instances, cryptography, object abstraction, and NP-hard algorithms.

Taught by a senior IT executive at the largest Children's Hospital in the United States, this class follows decades of research supported by the National Science Foundation on how to teach young kids computational thinking WITHOUT using computers, iPads or any screens. A family man and father of a 5-year old and a 3-year old, Professor Lin has more than 20 years of teaching experience at Duke University, Northwestern University, and the OSU.

Parent engagement is critical to the success of kids at this age. All students in this class are required to be accompanied by parent(s) in all sessions. Moreover, parents are expected to play at home with kids to finish the take-home projects. Parents, however, do not need to have any prior knowledge of computers or engineering.

To reinforce symbolic thinking of young kids, the class will be taught in Chinese. Maximum enrollment: 8 students.

Students need to purchase a robot (estimated cost: $60) from Amazon for this class.

Prerequisites:

Age: 5 to 6 years old

Language: can speak Chinese

10 sessions,one semester

Teacher: 
simonlin
Tuition: 
85.00