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LIVE VIRTUAL STEM CLASSES FOR KIDS

While your kids are at home, engage them with fun, project-based learning!

LIVE instructors, small classes, award-winning programs: your kids can have fun learning coding, robotics, film & animation, Minecraft, engineering and more!

LIVE VIRTUAL STEM CLASSES NOW THROUGH SUMMER!

With schools closed and social distancing regiments in place, our kids need social interaction and fun, highly engaging ways to learn outside of school time more than ever. Empow’s LIVE virtual STEM and digital arts classes are powered by Talent Box, our proprietary online learning management system and curriculum. Empow has won numerous awards, has more on-campus partner locations, and more programs than any other STEM provider in New England. We are uniquely able to help your family now, this summer, and year-round.

NEW Virtual Classes Starting June 1st

Digital Animation

Digital Arts Path

For students excited about making their own movie or inspired by digitally animated movies like Toy Story, Minions and Frozen, this is a great place to start. Using Stykz – a program accessible to beginners – every student will design unique characters, storyboard a scene, map out the action, and create a complete digitally-animated movie. More advanced students can produce longer scenes with background music and sound effects. All students can choose to upload their movie to YouTube when they’re done!

  • Length: 4 weeks, meet once per week for just under 2 hours per class
  • Format: Small LIVE classes, led by outstanding instructors, using Zoom and TalentBox
  • Result: Animated movie that can be shared with friends and uploaded to YouTube
  • Schedule Options: Monday – Friday at 3pm and 5pm ET. Additional days & times being added. Please call today for availability.
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Skill Levels: 101 (beginners) ; 102 (some digital animation experience)
  • Price: $275

GET STARTED NOW: Call 800-456-4949 or Enroll

3D Sculpting

Digital Arts Path

Did you know that you can take a sphere of virtual clay and shape it into whatever you want? The program we use in our 3D Sculpting program, Sculptris, was designed to be the ideal first step for those new to the world of digital sculpting. Students will explore and create in 3D spaces and design one-of-a-kind 3D prints, which could include an original creature, name tag keychains, game pieces, or even a Pokemon figure. Students’ finished projects can be imported into digital animation programs or printed on a 3D printer!

  • Length: 4 weeks, meet once per week for just under 2 hours per class
  • Format: Small LIVE classes, led by outstanding instructors, using Zoom and TalentBox
  • Result: 3D prints and files of original designs
  • Schedule Options: Monday – Friday at 3pm and 5pm ET. Additional days & times being added. Please call today for availability.
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Skill Levels: 101 (beginners) ; 102 (some digital sculpting experience)
  • Price: $275

GET STARTED NOW: Call 800-456-4949 or Enroll

Computer Aided Design with Tinkercad

Digital Arts Path

For students with a budding interest in computer art & design who want to explore the range of options that Computer Aided Design has to offer. Tinkercad is the industry leader in 3D design and engineering software, and an easy and intuitive first entry-point for emerging designers. Students will engineer 3D objects which can be printed on a 3D printer and learn the important 3D concept of Constructive Solid Geometry.

  • Length: 4 weeks, meet once per week for just under 2 hours per class
  • Format: Small LIVE classes, led by outstanding instructors, using Zoom and TalentBox
  • Result: 3D prints and files of original designs
  • Schedule Options: Monday – Friday at 3pm and 5pm ET. Additional days & times being added. Please call today for availability.
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Skill Levels: 101 (beginners) ; 102 (some TinkerCAD experience)
  • Price: $275

GET STARTED NOW: Call 800-456-4949 or Enroll

Coding with Scratch

Coding Path

For kids new to the coding and programming game who want to explore the fundamentals of the simple-to-navigate, drag-and-drop program Scratch, discover what you can create with it, and begin to realize their areas of greatest passion within the coding world. Students will produce a Scratch video game or animation to share with friends and play from home, and build the foundations for success with this particular technology!

  • Length: 4 weeks, meet once per week for just under 2 hours per class
  • Format: Small LIVE classes, led by outstanding instructors, using Zoom and TalentBox
  • Result: Scratch game and/or short animated scenes
  • Schedule Options: Monday – Friday at 3pm and 5pm ET. Additional days & times being added. Please call today for availability.
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Skill Levels: 101 (beginners) ; 102 (some Scratch experience)
  • Price: $275

GET STARTED NOW: Call 800-456-4949 or Enroll

Coding with Python

Coding Path

For kids who have some coding experience with Scratch and want to focus on a “Python Only” track and delve deeper into the language’s possibilities. Python is a widely-used, user-friendly, and intuitive text-based program. Students will learn to apply the programming concepts they learned in Scratch using Python’s syntax. More advanced students will tackle more complicated challenges including variables, arrays and methods for efficient algorithm design. (Note: Experience in Scratch is recommended)

  • Length: 4 weeks, meet once per week for just under 2 hours per class
  • Format: Small LIVE classes, led by outstanding instructors, using Zoom and TalentBox
  • Result: Short coded scripts and a Hangman-style video game
  • Schedule Options: Monday – Friday at 3pm and 5pm ET. Additional days & times being added. Please call today for availability.
  • Grades: 4-8
  • Skill Levels: 101 (beginners) ; 102 (some Python experience)
  • Price: $275

GET STARTED NOW: Call 800-456-4949 or Enroll

Minecraft Exploration

Minecraft Path

Empow’s award-winning Minecraft program is now in virtual format! For new and emerging Minecraft lovers interested in visual design, exploring worlds, creating structures, and understanding how mechanisms work. Students will explore the basics of art, architecture, animation, and the patented Redstone circuitry in Minecraft: Java Edition.

  • Length: 4 weeks, meet once per week for just under 2 hours per class
  • Format: Small LIVE classes, led by outstanding instructors, using Zoom and TalentBox
  • Result: Digital copy of Minecraft world to continue playing/editing when program ends
  • Schedule Options: Monday – Friday at 3pm and 5pm ET. Additional days & times being added. Please call today for availability.
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Price: $275 (plus one-time fee of $27 for new Minecraft account)

GET STARTED NOW: Call 800-456-4949 or Enroll

2D Video Game Design with Flowlab

Game Design Path

Create an awesome original video game with this awesome virtual class! For kids with a passion for not just playing video games, but for the “how-to” and “behind-the-scenes” of the process. Students will explore the simple, logic-based interface of Flowlab to start building their own playable game world–with no coding required–and absorb ideas about design, editing sprites, and concept development. Opportunities for collaboration with like-minded classmates, too!

  • Length: 4 weeks, meet once per week for just under 2 hours per class
  • Format: Small LIVE classes, led by outstanding instructors, using Zoom and TalentBox
  • Result: Digital files of video game and continued access to Flowlab account
  • Schedule Options: Monday – Friday at 3pm and 5pm ET. Additional days & times being added. Please call today for availability.
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Skill Levels: 101 (beginners) ; 102 (some Flowlab experience)
  • Price: $275

GET STARTED NOW: Call 800-456-4949 or Enroll

Robotics

Robotics Path

If you’ve ever dreamed of building and operating your own robot, now’s the time…from your own home command center! For kids who love robots and want to explore how they’re built and programmed to perform functions. Students will program a robot to navigate a maze, launch a demolition run by knocking down a tower, vacuum the floor, or just run through a sandbox. They’ll solve challenges and learn to use a variety of sensors such as the color, ultrasonic, touch and gyro sensor with LEGO® MINDSTORMS robots.

  • Length: 4 weeks, meet once per week for just under 2 hours per class
  • Format: Small LIVE classes, led by outstanding instructors, using Zoom and TalentBox
  • Result: A new robot build and original code files
  • Schedule Options: Monday – Friday at 3pm and 5pm ET. Additional days & times being added. Please call today for availability.
  • Grades: 3-8
  • Price: $275 (plus $26 cost for Virtual Robotics Toolkit)

GET STARTED NOW: Call 800-456-4949 or Enroll

3D Game Design with Unity

Game Design Path

3D games are the next exciting tech frontier! Become a 3D game pioneer in this program for students with some prior game design experience looking to take their skills to the next realm. Students will explore best practices of 3D game design, code a game using C#, and build 3D environments using the Unity Engine that can be later played on a computer or even in virtual reality. Students will take home a copy of their 3D game and a hands-on, foundational education in a rapidly-expanding industry loaded with potential career pathways.

  • Length: 4 weeks, meet once per week for just under 2 hours per class
  • Format: Small LIVE classes, led by outstanding instructors, using Zoom and TalentBox
  • Result: Digital files of video game
  • Schedule Options: Monday – Friday at 3pm and 5pm ET. Additional days & times being added. Please call today for availability.
  • Grades: 7-12 (some text-based coding experience recommended)
  • Price: $275

GET STARTED NOW: Call 800-456-4949 or Enroll

Minecraft Redstone & Commands 101

Minecraft Path

Looking for the next level of Minecraft challenge? Come create amazing builds to share with your friends. Using Redstone circuitry and commands, students will create complicated mechanisms like a mini-game, roller coaster or Rube Goldberg-like machine. They will also design on paper a short “adventure map” with puzzles and challenges, and then build it in Creative mode. While having a blast, they’ll be learning real engineering concepts including design, circuitry and mechanisms.

  • Length: 4 weeks, meet once per week for just under 2 hours per class
  • Format: Small LIVE classes, led by outstanding instructors, using Zoom and TalentBox
  • Result: Digital copy of Minecraft world to continue playing/editing when program ends
  • Schedule Options: Monday – Friday at 3pm and 5pm ET. Additional days & times being added. Please call today for availability.
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Price: $275 (plus one-time fee of $27 for new Minecraft account)

GET STARTED NOW: Call 800-456-4949 or Enroll

Stop-Motion Animation Movie Production

Tech & Design Path

For kids with a passion for making videos or movies, this program teaches the techniques and principles of stop-motion animation and digital editing. Students will produce a short animated movie, imagining their movie’s plot, planning the plot using a storyboard, designing characters, writing and recording dialogue, building backdrops, adding music and sound effects, and using HUE animation to bring it all together. This program supplies kids with production experience and tech skills to be independent creators. Their finished movie can be uploaded to YouTube!

  • Length: 4 weeks, meet once per week for just under 2 hours per class
  • Format: Small LIVE classes, led by outstanding instructors, using Zoom and TalentBox
  • Result: Animated movie that can be shared with friends and uploaded to YouTube
  • Schedule Options: Monday – Friday at 3pm and 5pm ET. Additional days & times being added. Please call today for availability.
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Price: $275

GET STARTED NOW: Call 800-456-4949 or Enroll

Robotics & Electronics

Robotics Path

Robotics and Electronics collide in this course designed for experienced robotics students. We will begin with the foundation of robotics — building contraptions with motors and sensors—then write code in LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 to make gadgets work. Next, we will program an interactive, microcontroller — Circuit Playground Express(CPX) — using Microsoft Makecode, to detect motion, temperature, light and sound, and blink neopixel LEDs. Come level up your hardware and coding skills!

  • Length: 4 weeks, meet once per week for just under 2 hours per class
  • Format: Small LIVE classes, led by outstanding instructors, using Zoom and TalentBox
  • Result: A new robot build and original code files
  • Schedule Options: Monday – Friday at 3pm and 5pm ET. Additional days & times being added. Please call today for availability.
  • Grades: 5-8
  • Price: $275 (plus $26 cost for Virtual Robotics Toolkit)

GET STARTED NOW: Call 800-456-4949 or Enroll

More Options

Have a STEM interest not showing here? We’re rolling out new classes each week! Have a group of friends that wants to take a class together? Want to take one of these classes more than just once a week? Only available on the weekends or other times not listed? Need full-day sessions?

Please Contact Us Today for Additional Options

Call 800-456-4949 or email info@empow.me

EMPOW’S LIVE, INSTRUCTOR-LED VIRTUAL STEM CLASSES HAVE ALL THE INGREDIENTS TO MEET YOUR FAMILY’S NEEDS

BEST ONLINE LEARNING TECH

TalentBox, our online learning platform, has been successfully used to support tens of thousands of happy learning kids in the US and internationally. AND students get free use of Talent Box anytime while registered so they can continue working on projects outside of class time.

STEM OPTIONS FOR EVERY CHILD

Whether your child wants to learn Robotics, Coding, Engineering, Digital Art & Design, Movie Making, Electronics, or Video Game Design, we have the curriculum and expert teachers! New classes and options kick off every week, and all options will be available in April.

ROBUST SUPPORT

Many of us are working parents with young kids. We understand the challenges families face due to school closings, and have designed our wrap-around services to make taking classes with Empow simple and easy.

TOTALLY COLLABORATIVE

We provide safe inclusive spaces where kids can feel comfortable, share their ideas, work together, and make new friends.

RAVE REVIEWS FROM PARENTS LIKE YOU …

These virtual classes rock-- we love Empow!

I didn’t think I’d get to see my friends for awhile, but with the online Empow class, it’s like we’re together again!

These classes give me the time to get my own work done while knowing my child is learning valuable skills in a supervised setting. You've done a great job!

The small virtual class size and attentive and knowledgeable teachers make sure that my son is engaged and learning while also having fun!

My two kids attended virtual classes at Empow Studio today with their teachers and classmates, and it was a fantastic experience. Not only did it keep them busy during this challenging time when both my husband and I are trying to work from home, but it also provided them with an enriching academic activity and fulfilling interaction with their teachers and classmates!

Both my husband and I are physicians, and are having to work long hours while our kids are at home with limited supervision. You have thought of everything we are desperately in need of right now. THANK YOU!

THANKS FOR THINKING CREATIVELY TO ASSIST FAMILIES DURING THIS TIME!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for doing this for our children (and for us parents too)!!!!!

… and COUNTLESS AWARDS FOR ALL WE DO

2019 Winner 5x’s!

Best STEM Summer Camp
#1 in 2019

Best Academic Summer Camp
#1 in 2019, #1 in 2018, Top 5 in 2016, Top 5 in 2015

Best School Vacation Camp
#1 in 2019, #1 in 2018, #1 in 2017

Best Winter Camp
#1 in 2019, Top 5 in 2017

Best Kids Party
#1 in 2019, #1 in 2018

2019 Top Five 3x’s!

Best Science Technology & Digital Arts Summer Camps
#1 in 2018, #1 in 2017

Best Among All Types of Enrichment & After-School Programs
Top 5 in 2019, #1 in 2018, #1 in 2017

Best Science & Technology Programs
Top 5 in 2019, Top 5 in 2018, Top 5 in 2017, Top 5 in 2016, Top 5 in 2015

Best Among All Types of Teen Focused Summer Camps
Top 5 in 2019

Best Educational Support & Tutoring
Top 5 in 2014

More questions, email or call us at (800) 456-4949.

What else can we be doing to best support you during this challenging time? Please let us know. We are here to help to the very best of our ability.

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