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WHAT WE DO

Panucation provides engaging education for youth and adults, utilizing creative technology tools. We foster STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) champions in our schools, libraries and community.
Panucation also delivers unique professional development to teachers in their classrooms alongside their students.

Established as an Idaho nonprofit and an IRS designated 501(c)(3) entity.

WHO WE ARE

Executive Director

Newton utilizes over 25 years of high tech Silicon Valley engineering experience as well as a MSEE/BSEE education to foster a passion for STEAM learning.

Since 2013, he has worked with a variety of educational sources to promote STEAM to teachers and their young students.  During this time he also engaged in community service at libraries within the Treasure Valley to introduce coding to students.

He left the high technology industry in 2018, in order to devote undivided attention to Panucation and establish it as a 501(c)(3) entity.

 

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Class : Mars Pioneer

Description

Students use block code to build an interplanetary story and game. Multi-themed projects include elements of storytelling, art, animation, music, and game design all in one. Projects emphasize creativity by encouraging students to build their unique stories each day.

Intermediate Level course is suitable for students familiar with block coding.

Class Levels:  Intro for Ages 7-12, Intermediate for Ages 9-12 Prerequisite for Intermediate: My First Intro to Coding! or previous course
Agenda

1. Design Your Journey

Tell your story. Who’s going, create/draw your ship, prepare Perseverance for launch.

2. Launch & Transit

 Animating departure from Earth and through space. Is there an imposter on board?!

3: Land & Explore

Create a game to land on target. Explore and decide what (or who) you’ll find.

4: Drone Time

Launch the drone, Ingenuity, and create your scrolling background effect as it flies.

5: Should I stay or should I go?

How does your story end, or does it continue to the next chapter?

Learning Outcomes
  • Learn to connect online, screen share, use chat to communicate with Coach and fellow students (on-line collaboration via Zoom)
  • Learn fundamentals of computer science using Scratch
  • Multi-day projects include integrated elements of storytelling, art, animation, music, and game design.

For 4th to 7th grade classes, there are additional learning outcomes:

  • Students add depth to their creations with additional project coding.
  • Intermediate level classes cover material faster to allow for more coding depth to projects
Details
Length:
1 Week
Ages:
7 - 8 (2nd - 3rd grades)
9 - 12 (4th - 7th grades)
Time:
Five 60 minute sessions
Tuition:
$75
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