Sunshine STEM Academy Classes, Workshop, Camps - Coding, Robotics, Math

Sunshine STEM Academy Micro School Classes, Workshops, and Camps

Sunshine STEM Academy Micro School offers after school and weekend STEM enrichment classes, camps, and workshops in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Reading, and Art subjects in a small class size setting in Alpharetta, Georgia.

Summer Digital Arts Camp (3D Design+Photography+Video Editing) - July 22-26

Digital Arts Camp Description:

Day 1 and Day 2: 3D Design and 3D Printing

Students will use Tinkercad 3D Design application. Tinkercad is a simple, online 3D design and 3D printing app for everyone.

Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to make toys, prototypes, home decor, Minecraft models, jewelry the list is truly endless!

Once students completed their designs, they will be able to print via 3D Printer at the end of the day and will take their printed designs home at the end of the Winter Tech Camp.



Day 3: Photography (1 day)

During the 3rd day of the camp, students will learn about digital photography. Students will learn aesthetic and technical theories and techniques of digital photography by using digital photo manipulation and editing software.

Topics students will learn are;

- Camera and lens operation,
- Memory cards,
- File formats,
- Aperture,
- Exposure,
- White balance,
- Composition,
- Lighting,
- Creativity,
- Image editing software basics and output
- Color correction
- Leveling
- Brightness & Saturation
- Layers

Day 4 and Day 5: Video Editing and Production (last 2 days)

During video editing days, students will learn the basic skills using PowerDirector software. This camp will be beneficial as the content taught is universal so that students can learn or operate other video editing software easily. Here is what students will be learning:

- PowerDirector Basics
- Story and Editing
- Importing
- Working with images and slideshows
- Video Editing Basics
- Working with Sound
- Color Correction
- Titles
- Special Effects
- Transitions
- Using Green Screen and Chroma Key
- Exporting the final product

Classes requires a digital camera. Lens camera is preferable. Mirror-less of Phone Cameras are OK as well.

Format:

This is a full-day camp. Please bring a packed lunch. Snacks will be provided.

Lead instructor:

Tahir Duzyol is a Physics and Technology instructor at Alveol Academy in Alpharetta. He has received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics Education. He is a certified teacher in Physics and Technology Education in the State of Georgia. He received his Master's Degree in Educational Leadership with Technology concentration from Kennesaw State University.

He worked as Computer Science Teacher at a public charter high school for 3 years. He taught Web Design, Graphic Design, Design Principles, HTML, and CSS in Fundamentals of Web Design class and Web Programming, Database and JavaScript programming language in Advanced Web Design classes in high school computer science classes. After 3 years of high school teaching experience, he served as Assistant Principal in a public charter elementary school for 4 years, and Dean of Academics and Technology Director in a private elementary school for 1 year.

During his teaching and school administrative years, he coached students and teams in various extra-curricular activities such as high school level FTC robotics competitions, elementary school level FLL competitions, state-wide Tech Fair competitions, and state-wide Webchallenge competitions organized by TAG-Ed collaborative. Through curricular and extra-curricular activities, students learned web design, programming and engineering concepts; developed team work skills, critical-thinking skills and problem solving skills; earned scholarship toward their college education as a reward of winning placement at competitions.

He coached the High School Robotics Team for 3 years while he is teaching at charter high school. The team received Motivate Award at the International FTC Robotics Competition in St. Louis. Robotics team was recognized by the local Education Board as well. At the time, this award was the first achievement ever received by a Georgia robotics team at the international level FTC Robotics competitions. This award is given to teams show the best team effort, spirit and collaboration.

After high school years, he helped elementary school level FLL robotics teams and their coaches as a robotics head coach when he was working as Assistant Principal at the charter elementary school. Robotics teams he helped and guided named as FLL Georgia State Champions -two years in a row- in 2014 and 2015 at FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Robotics Competitions.

He leads several robotics summer camps, coaches robotics teams at Sunshine STEM Academy, and trains parents and teachers in LEGO robotics and coding.

Camp Location: Sunshine STEM Academy ; 11815 Northfall Ln, Suite 1002, Alpharetta GA 30009

The camp will be held at suite 1002.

Date: 5 Days, July 22-26 ; 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Grade Level: 3,4,5,6

Enrollment Fee: $350