Poplar Tree Elementary Afterschool Enrichment with STEM exCEL

Registration for 2016/2017 Classes

Welcome to the Poplar Tree Elementary Enrichment website for programs brought to you by STEM exCEL! STEM exCEL is supporting the Poplar Tree PTA’s efforts to develop a Computer & Coding Club for the Poplar Tree Elementary community.

Registration closes March 28.

The courses offered for the 2016/2017 academic year are below:

SPRING 2017 | Minecraft Modding

WEDNESDAYS, 3:30pm-4:30pm • April 5-May 31, 2017 (no class on Apr 12)
Tuition: $160 • 8 meetings, 1 hour per meeting • Grades 1-4 • CLASSROOM TBD

This Minecraft Modding course teaches students how to solve problems in a multi-player game while building and collaborating. Programming fundamentals are reinforced through creating mods in Minecraft. Students will learn to advance their programming skills writing and implementing large scale Minecraft modifications.

Poplar Tree • SPRING 2017 • Minecraft Modding • Register Now

SPRING 2017 | 3D Game Design

FRIDAYS, 3:30pm-4:30pm • March 31-June 9, 2017 (no class on Apr 7, Apr 14, May 26)
Tuition: $140 • 8 meetings, 1 hour per meeting • Grades 3-6 • CLASSROOM TBD

3D Game Design is a program designed to build on fundamentals and concepts of game design and into the practical applications of these concepts. Students learn to design and build their own game, while simultaneously learning programming logic and animation. The final product is their own game that can be played on any computer.

Poplar Tree • SPRING 2017 • 3D Game Design • Register Now

About the Computer & Coding Club

This program aims to align STEM education through beginner to advanced computer science and coding opportunities to build a Poplar Tree community Computer & Coding Club. In subsequent after-school enrichment sessions this year and going forward, Game Design, Website Design, Java, Python, Electronics, Robotics, Raspberry Pi, 3D Printing and Minecraft Modding opportunities may be offered per Poplar Tree PTA feedback.

Class size: 14-20 students. This course is sponsored by the Poplar Tree PTA. No refunds or exchanges offered.
Emergency contact info must be filled out during registration for each student who attends this course.
If you have any questions, please contact PTA afterschool coordinator Drew Hunt: hunt.drew@gmail.com

About STEM exCEL

STEM exCEL guides and mentors students to obtain a foundation in computer science and coding so they may excel in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Whether students are future computer scientists, inventors, artists, farmers or entrepreneurs, STEM exCEL’s goal is to prepare them to follow their aspirations.

STEM exCEL would like to work with your Poplar Tree community Computer & Coding Club to inspire kids to code in the same way you want to motivate them to learn musical instruments or try a new sport. Whether or not Poplar Tree students go on to work in a computer programming field, they will have beneficial confidence and a sense of purpose to act and converse in computational universal languages.

This Information is neither sponsored nor endorsed by the Fairfax County School Board, the Superintendent, or this school.