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"This camp was unique, as it taught us more life-skills than any other summer camp, I've attended. It showed us the importance of thinking out of the box, observing, and asking questions about nature. I especially enjoyed the digital storytelling course, analytical writer course, and the public speaking course, which had us exploring multiple topics from our daily lives. " - Shreya, Grade 8 

"Children's Innovation Center is a very helpful program that helped me with the skills that i need such as public speaking and writing blogs. I wrote a blog for the first time at Children's Innovation Center within only 2 days, which also surprised my parents!" - Jack, Grade 10 

"I had an amazing time at Children's Innovation Center during the summer. I enjoyed the class structure as it really was a cool environment to be in and I also made some new friends too. The thing I liked most was the digital storytelling program. It was fun to learn about a new subject and being able to create an informative presentation about it. Ms. Shanti is a really good teacher and I would highly recommend other kids take her courses." - Arianna, Grade 8

"I always look for good programs to keep my kids busy over the summer. Children's Innovation Center was the perfect place for my daughter. Shanti's program did not disappoint. My child enjoyed the course curriculum and projects that were assigned. She really felt comfortable with the place and it turned out to be a really great learning experience along with an awesome environment. Thank you Shanti!" - AJ, parent of 8th grader.

"Thank you for a well thought-out camp this summer. My daughter enjoyed an enriching environment and learned a variety of soft-skills which are not easy to acquire from elsewhere. I enjoyed watching her ideas come live through animation and design. As a parent, the camp gave me an opportunity to see the immense potential of the kids that was being kindled every day. The program was especially helpful in slowly getting the kids out of their comfort zone of doing things their text books or teachers told them. As the program progressed, I could see how it helped enhance the strengths of each individual child. I hope more and more kids can take advantage of this wonderful program." - Vidya, parent of 8th grader

Unique Innovative STEAM Courses

Equip students with the knowledge and skills required to LEAD the 21st Century!

After-School Programs on Weekends & Evenings

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After-School STEAM Workshops...Evenings & Weekends...

Evenings: 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM - students will have time to do homework or play with friends before workshop.

Our courses are structured to offer experiential and project-based learning with focus on social responsibility.

Our courses are customized for the age groups – Upper Elementary, Middle School, and High School students.

* Practice Disruptive Thinking
* Develop Disruptive Ideas
* Whole System Design Thinking

* Develop Deep Insights
* Practice Empathy & Collaboration
* Technology based activities

Learning to be an Innovator

STEM Plus workshop: A unique workshop for Grade 4-12 students that teaches the new nature inspired methodologies and principles for Systems/Solutions Design Thinking and the Art of Sustainable Innovation, the much needed “STEM Plus” skillsets for the 21st century!

What is STEM Plus? This advanced interdisciplinary workshop equips the students with knowledge and practice to go beyond the existing subject-matters and prepares them on the path with the ability to make new scientific and engineering discoveries.

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Digital Story Telling

A workshop that offers infinite creativity opportunities for students in grades 4 - 12. 

“Research on the human brain has shown it is predisposed to think in the terms of a story. This predisposition is continuously reinforced and strengthened throughout the life of your brain. Not only can you program your mind with a story — you can program someone else’s mind.” ― Isaiah Hankel, Author of Black Hole Focus: How Intelligent People Can Create a Powerful Purpose for Their Lives

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Public Speaking & Communications

A workshop to equip professional skills to our next generation of socially responsible leaders and change-makers.

“The secret of CHANGE is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” - Socrates

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Analytical Writer

In this workshop students will exercise and develop their analytical skills, and learn to articulate their analytical reasoning in the form of effective blog writing.

Take the perspective of a journalist or scientist. Really study what's around you. What are people wearing, what do the interiors of buildings look like, what noises do you hear? If you bring your analytical powers to bear, you can make almost anything interesting.” - Gretchen Rubin

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Naturalist Designer

This workshop helps students to observe nature’s forms and designs through the mathematical lenses. This culmination of Art and Math is an essential interdisciplinary skill for any Designer.

“Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.” — Charles Eames

 

 

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Cyber Security Awareness

This seminar provides an overview of the threats in the Cyber Space, types of cyber-attacks, risks, and mitigations. Content appropriate for K-12 students.

Aimed at equipping students with the ability to distinguish dangers and make safer choices, promote responsibility and good citizenship in Cyber Space.

 

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Computer Programming courses

Hands on Python programming

Python Programming Course

This program is designed for a fresh beginner who is interested to learn basic programming skills using python. This course provides an easy to learn course backed up by fun-to-do exercises and a mini-project at the end of the course.

Python programming skills are in a huge demand across the industries. Google and YouTube are two famous Python-built applications.  The recent rise of python can be connected to the rise of interest in data science and artificial intelligence. Sign up and start programming today!

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Weekend Classes

Big Data, Robotics, and IoT courses

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Building Robotic Hand

Students will explore anatomy and biomechanics of human hand. They will build Robotic Hand and visualize data in MS Excel to generate new ideas for improving it’s performance.

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Human Impact on Water Quality

Students will build a sensor and use it to measure Electrical Conductivity & determine if water sample was impacted by human activity. Science and Engineering working together to protect precious resources.

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Understanding Earthquakes

Students build a seismograph to visualize earthquake data and explore modern engineering techniques used to mitigate earthquake damage. Then, they engage in a MS Excel big data activity to understand plate tectonics.

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Electrical Energy to Communicate

Students will learn how to use electrical energy in communications. Exploring the original Morse code invention with a modern IoT computational twist.

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All our programs and courses are after-school activities.

  • Evening / weekend classes
  • Camps during summer/winter/spring school breaks

Our unique value proposition:

Many kids are unable to make observations around themselves and turn the problems around them into ideas and opportunities. We show kids how to make observation, conduct research, apply their acquired knowledge, identify their own passion and potential, understand basic economy and market functions, support and encourage students to confidently take on real-life problems and create sustainable solutions.

We are the only institution that probes into the child’s interests (STEM or non-STEM), teach them methods and tools to formulate ideas and pursue potential opportunities. Children would gain confidence and courage to REACH FOR THEIR STAR!

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Youth Leadership Program

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Community Service Opportunities - We're a certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Awards.

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A Center Focused on Sustainable Innovation

Learn Sustainable Innovation @ Children's Innovation Center
Learn Sustainable Innovation @ Children's Innovation Center
Join us in our efforts to create an Environmentally Sustainable world, which has a balance between Societal Needs, Economic Growth, and Environmental Sustainability.

Green Champ Award

Do you know any student less than 17 years who have demonstrated environmental  stewardship and leadership? Nominate your student for the Green Champ Award.

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