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.

Sunshine Talent Identification and Development Program - 5th Grade Team - Saturday 1 PM - 4 PM

Every Saturday 1 PM - 4 PM

In order to identify and develop kids' talents in technology and engineering, Sunshine STEM Academy Micro School offers Talent Identification and Development Program.

Students will have the opportunity to learn and develop skills in following disciplines and areas:

-Digital Arts / Technology: 3D Design and Printing
-Technology: Coding HTML, CSS, Python, JavaScript
-Technology: Raspberry Pi Hardware and Software Projects
-Technology: Sound Editing by using Programming and Raspberry Pi Computers
-Engineering/Technology: Robot Programming with C++ (RobotC), Building and Programming Robot and Project for FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition

Why STEM Education is Important?

STEM education creates critical thinkers, increases science and technology literacy, and enables the next generation of innovators. Innovation leads to new products and processes that sustain the economy. This innovation and science literacy depends on a solid knowledge base in the STEM areas.

National Science Foundation states that in the 21st century, scientific and technological innovations have become increasingly important as we face the benefits and challenges of both globalization and a knowledge-based economy. To succeed in this new information-based and highly technological society, students need to develop their capabilities in STEM to levels much beyond what was considered acceptable in the past.

Please see meeting calendar* for rising 5th graders below:

Sunshine Talent Identification and Development Program 6th Grades

*Math Camp dates are subject to change based on the decision of instructor, and parents of students in each team.

Lead Coach:

Tahir Duzyol is a certified Physics and Technology instructor at Sunshine STEM 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 teaching 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 Micro School, and trains parents and teachers in LEGO robotics.

Enrollment Fee

Students will be meeting total of 123 hours in this program. As a team, if students qualify for Super-Regional and/or State Level FLL Robotics Competitions, students will be keep meeting weekly basis.

Enrollment Fee for entire program is $1850. 10% discount applies for sibling enrollments as well as payments in full if parents prefer to pay in full. If parents would like to pay monthly basis, payments can be made in 10 installments, $185 for each payment. Please see monthly payment schedule below:

-February 15 - $185
-March 15 - $185
-April 15 - $185
-May 15 - $185
-June 15 - $185
-July 15 - $185
-August 15 - $185
-September 15 - $185
-October 15 - $185
-November 15 - $185

Date: Every Saturday ; 1 PM - 4 PM

Grade Level: 5

Enrollment Fee: $185 / Month