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The Hacktory Summer Camp 2015

The snow is finally melting and that means summer is around the corner!

We have 6 awesome weeks of summer camp available this year for children going into 3rd – 5th grade.

Our summer camp runs from 9 am – 12 pm Monday through Friday (except for the week of July 4th). Early drop-off between 8 – 9 am is available, as well as late pick up from 12 – 1 pm. Additional weekly fees for Early drop-off and late pick-up are $60 each, or $100 for both. A mid-morning healthy snack is provided. Students who stay for late pick-up must bring their own lunch.

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THE HACKTORY SUMMER CAMP

Intro to Programming

This course is designed to teach students the basics of Python programming as well as experiment with creative uses for a credit card sized computer. All students will receive a Raspberry Pi unit with SD memory card on the first day of class, and will take it home with them on the last day of class. $60 materials fee.

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Date

Monday, July 27 – Friday, July 31

Time

9am – 12pm

Price

$360 + Dropoff and Pickup

Electronics, Gadgets & Tinkering

Learn how to solder, build simple robots and work with circuits to participate in a class wide Rube Goldberg machine as well as individual projects. We will discover how things work by taking apart old electronics and using the pieces to build new creations. This class is perfect for inventors.

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Date

Monday, July 20 – Friday, July 24

Time

9am – 12pm

Price

$300 + Dropoff and Pickup

Art

Students will experiment with drawing from life, mixed media, and collage as well be given time to create their own works. We will take a field trip to the Esther Klein Gallery for inspiration. All student work will be put on display for the last day of class.

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date

Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17

Time

9am – 12pm

Price

$300 + Dropoff and Pickup

Wearable Tech

Have you ever wanted to make a hoodie that lights up when you get a hug, clothes that glow or head phones that zip up? Learn more about wearable tech and experiment with sewing with conductive threads, incorporating el wire, using sewing machines, 3d printers and more. Some sewing experience is helpful but not required. $60 material fee.

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date

Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10

Time

9am – 12pm

Price

$360 + Dropoff and Pickup

Intro to STEM

Young gardeners can watch things grow as they build mini solar green houses with temperature sensors. Other projects include using a Makey-Makey to get fruits to sing, experimenting with Non-Newtonian fluids and building tabletop catapults.

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date

Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7

Time

9am – 12pm

Price

$240 + Dropoff and Pickup

Musical Instruments

Students will learn to make instruments with a variety of objects, such as PVC pipe organs, cigar box electric guitars and garden hose clarinets. After students create their own instruments they are encouraged to begin experimenting and making music.

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date

Monday, August 10 – Friday, August 14

Time

9am – 12pm

Price

$300 + Dropoff and Pickup

DM+D Is Hiring

Date Posted:
April 14, 2015

Location:
University City, Philadephia, PA

Type:
Part-time

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and references no later than May 15th to info@dmdphilly.org with the subject “DMD Youth Program Coordinator”

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The Department of Making + Doing is a partnership of four Philadelphia-based organizations: STEAM Initiatives, The Hacktory, Public Workshop and NextFab. The partners all believe in actively engaging citizens in hands-on learning and civic problem-solving. DM+D is an intergenerational, multidisciplinary civic innovation lab and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) workspace that provides the tools, creativity and knowledge to inspire people to do great things.

DM+D is seeking a Youth Program Coordinator to develop, assist with and facilitate engaging and innovative programming for youth across multiple age ranges from Kindergarten through 12th grade. This position will work directly with the DM+D Program Manager and DM+D Program partners to facilitate and expand current programming, develop new offerings, and increase attendance. Programs typically involve instructing youth and families in hands-on use of digital and traditional tools to explore, learn, and make. Projects may include software programs, sewing, crafts, woodworking, laser cutting, 3D printing, electronics, micro-controllers, and robotics (see dmdphilly.org/events for current examples).


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assist Program Partners to develop existing family programming into a sustainable offering through promotion, facilitation, organization, and expanding the range of content.
  • Organize and facilitate youth tours and workshops at DM+D.
  • Work with DM+D Partners and Program Manager to develop after school programs (1 – 2 times per week) for Middle School (age 11-14) students starting in September.
  • Implement, organize and facilitate Girl Scouts Programming, starting in October.
  • Work with Nextfab, DM+D partners and Program Manager explore family membership at DM+D.
  • Develop community, media and professional contacts.
  • Keep up with emergent trends in education, art, design, social practice and technology
  • Participate in reporting and evaluation activities to assist with accurate project and program budgets, ensure grant compliance, and program improvement.
  • Maintain a safe, friendly and exciting environment that encourages youth empowerment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • In-depth knowledge of emerging trends in out-of-school time education, especially related to experiential, inquiry-based and hands-on learning.
  • Technologically savvy with knowledge of social media tools and design software, e.g. Adobe Suite.
  • Knowledge of and/or demonstrated interest in digital and traditional fabrication tools and techniques, e.g. woodwork, CAD, CNC, 3D printing, Arduino / micro-controllers, electronics, etc.
  • Ability to work effectively in independent and collaborative settings.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks in an efficient manner and follow-up and follow-through with strong attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

  • Minimum Experience – 2-3 years of experience working direct service or education of elementary and/or middle school youth, ideally in an out-of-school time environment. Experience teaching art, design, science, engineering, and/or fabrication is preferred.
  • Minimum Education – BFA/BA/BS degree from an accredited college or university in education, art, design, engineering, or related field of study.

SCHEDULE – This is a part-time (20hrs/week) non-employee contractor position. Execution of the contract is contingent on the candidate passing the PA Criminal Background Check and the Child Abuse History Clearance.

COMPENSATION – $20/hr-$40/hr based on skills and experience.

Intro to Data Visualization

Learn to program by writing data visualization software in Javascript. This class will introduce programming concepts and invite you to get your hands dirty visualizing your data with Data Driven Documents (d3), an open source toolkit developed for New York Times online graphics. Sample code and data will be provided. No knowledge of programming or Javascript is required. Ages 14+.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Mitchell is a tinkerer and theorist who uses d3 visualizations in his academic work. He likes physics, welding, hiking, and marine ecology.

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IMPORTANT DETAILS

Date

Wed, April 29th

Time

7 – 9:00pm

Price

$5.00

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