August 17 - August 21 Makers (grades 4-8)
SUMMER OF STEAM 2020
MAKER CODER: (morning)
The pi-top  is a new game-changing, programmable computing device that combines digital making, coding and practical projects. With pi-top  students get to design, code and make anything they can imagine using one simple, easy-to-use system. From beginner to superuser, pi-top powers your projects and brings learning into the real world.
MAKER GAMER: (afternoon)
Magic the Gathering
Magic Master: Matt Rubin
Since before the start of the millennium, Wizard of the Coast's Magic: The Gathering has been a staple in the realm of tabletop and trading card games. It's played nearly the whole world over, and its easy-to-learn, hard-to-master gameplay is attractive to beginners, while maintaining interest in experts. With five colors, dozens of creature types, and countless mechanics for building and playing a deck, all of which can be mixed and matched, it is not difficult to see why
This course is for beginner-to-intermediate level players. It will start out teaching gameplay basics, before moving on to more advanced topics such as deckbuilding and alternative and variant game formats, such as Commander or Planechase. Students will learn many of these skills through playing against one another with cards and decks provided by the instructor (while bringing one's own deck is encouraged later on, for the beginning of the course, gameplay will be restricted to decks built by the instructor to facilitate learning specific elementary skills).
**Due to the pandemic - if courses need to get canceled in order to keep everyone safe, you will receive a credit for future classes.