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Girls’ coding program at Georgia Tech now taking applications

January 11, 2018 Leave a comment

GirlCodeProjectGirls in grades 6 to 10 are invited to apply to TheGirlCodeProject, a program that teaches girls about computer programming through video game design and encourages them to pursue STEM education and careers.

TheGirlCodeProject has three parts:

  1. Lecture, a computer camp where the girls learn the GameMaker programming language, April 2-6, 2018
  2. Design, during which small teams of girls work together, under the guidance of Tech students, to create a video game with a STEM theme, April 7 to August 24, 2018
  3. Presentation, when each team presents its game to a panel of judges, with prizes and scholarships awarded to the winning team, August 25, 2018

TheGirlCodeProject was established at Georgia Tech in 2016 and is led by faculty and students of the university.

Applications will be taken through March 2, 2018 and are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Free admission to Atlanta History Center on MLK Day

January 5, 2018 Leave a comment

The Atlanta History Center is offering free admission on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Admission to the Margaret Mitchell House is also free that day.

Among the activities available that day are:

  • A Trek to the River’s Edge, a documentary about student activists in the civil rights movement in Atlanta
  • Freedom Ride interactive simulation
  • Newsreel footage from the March on Washington, and a viewing of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech

A complete list of activities can be found on the Atlanta History Center web site.



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Tour Europe in June 2019 for 75th anniversary of D-Day

December 26, 2017 Leave a comment

North Atlanta High School invites students and parents from the metro Atlanta community to join in a trip to Europe in June 2019 to visit historic sites and participate in celebrations honoring the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

The two-week trip will be coordinated through EF Tours. The itinerary includes visits to England, France, Belgium, and Germany.

Participating students may be able to earn high-school credit for completing the tour. The trip is open to students ages 13 and up.

Cost is $4,360 for students and $5,010 for adults. These prices include round-trip airfare, transportation while abroad, all hotels, most meals, admission to attractions and events, and travel insurance. Prices may go up as the trip date approaches. EF Tours is offering a $200 discount if you register and make a non-refundable deposit of $95 before Dec. 31, 2017. EF Tours can provide students with an online fundraising page for the trip.

The gifted coordinator at North Atlanta High School, Dr. Deanna Hasty, has provided a flier with more information. If you have additional questions, you can contact her using the e-mail address found in the flier.

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High school meteorology class at Ga. Tech

December 11, 2017 Leave a comment

buzzandceismcGeorgia Tech’s K.I.D.S. Club is offering a new, one-day class for high school students to explore meteorology.

This three-hour Saturday session teaches students the basics of observing and analyzing weather patterns. The class will be offered on Jan. 20, Feb. 17 and March 17, 2018. Each of these sessions is identical; students should sign up for only one of the three dates.

K.I.D.S. Club also continues its classes for middle and high-school students, including LEGO Robotics and mobile app development, as well as its elementary school program featuring interactive science activities for students in grades 2 through 5.

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Parent seeks group with young 2E children

June 14, 2016 Leave a comment

A local parent wants to join or form a homeschool group or play group with other twice exceptional children. (Twice exceptional, or 2E, is a term used for children who are gifted and also have a learning disability.) If you are interested, contact Shayla Epps at eppsfamily04 – at – ymail – dot – com.




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MODA offers half-day camps during winter break

December 15, 2015 Leave a comment

Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) will offer a series of one-day camps at its Midtown campus over winter break. Cost is $50 per day. Camps begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m.


The camp schedule is as follows:

Dec. 21: Designing with Minecraft (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 22: Introduction to Arduino (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 23: littleBits, LEGO Bricks, & Bugs (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 28: Designing with Minecraft (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 29: littleBits, LEGO Bricks, & Bugs (ages 8 to 12)

Dec. 30: Designing with Minecraft (ages 5 to 7)


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MODA classes in robotics, 3-D printing, electronics and more

October 14, 2015 Leave a comment

MODAThe Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) has rolled out its selection of fall classes, for kids in preschool through high school.

The museum’s one-day classes range from the most basic tinkering with design, to LEGO robotics, littleBits circuitry, Arduino interactive design, and 3-D printing.

To learn more or register, go to the MODA website and look in the left-side navigation menu, under PROGRAMS.



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