Students need time to master meaningful skills. Some skills like Python coding require more than one school year.
Our program achieved 90% attendance rate throughout a school year. More than 95% of attendees recommend our programs to other students.
STEAM Dojo offers two schoolyear-long programs, one for beginners and another for advanced learners. By taking both classes in two years, students will get solid programming skills and a great understanding of AP Computer Science from the practices.
Our advanced program covers a lot of computer science-related knowledge taught in universities such as deep neural network-based AI, algorithms, databases, the foundation of the Internet, protocols, system development method, and UNIX and more professional like git-based development and deployment so that the students can get a more comprehensive understanding of system development and build a solid foundation.
This program focusing on two parts, mastering the fundamentals of programming and the basic algorithms, and becoming confident with object-oriented programming and recursion that are big challenge in AP Computer Science later.
Some students love programming and advance rapidly by themselves. This program gives opportunities to these students further excel programming and experience development to deployment with Amazon AWS cloud.
No prerequisite for the first year student. For the 2nd year, students need to understand the fundamentals of Python.
1st year, 2nd year (Python for Intermediate)
Students need a PC, Mac, or Unix machine that can run a browser and Zoom at the same time with good performance. Old Chromebooks and tablets do not work due to performance issues.
2nd year (Python Advanced)
Students need a PC, Mac, or Unix system that can run a web browser at the same time Zoom application, Visual Studio Code, python, and Tensorflow. 20GB of free disk space.
All students need a Google account that can run Google Colaboratory. Google requires 14 years or older to have an account that can run the Google Colaboratory.
We recommend having an additional viewing device or additional monitor for Zoom to use the full screen for the programming.
Python Advanced students use Amazon AWS cloud environment. It costs $10+tax per month per student. This cost is not included in the program fee and each family needs to pay with a credit card.