Summer Week-Long Workshops
At Tech Kids Unlimited, we expose special needs students to technology learning that they have not had in the classroom – including software like Photoshop, Illustrator, IMovie, GarageBand, gamesalad, Podcasting, computer programming languages, and physical computing through a series of technology workshops.
In all of our hands-on technology classes, students work in a small and nurturing environment. With a 3-1 student to teacher ratio, students all receive individual attention by teaching artists, special educators, high school and college peer mentors and a social worker. Students have the opportunity to enrich their technology talents in an institution of higher learning exposing them to new ideas and careers. TKU is currently working “in-residence” at Pace University, NYU-Polytechnic Institute and The JCC in Manhattan.
February School Vacation Workshop
Each February, TKU does a one-week workshop on a particular curriculum related to technology skils. The week is supplemented with a field trip and guest lectures from professionals in the tech industry.
Sunday Afternoon Fall/Winter/Spring Workshops
Sunday afternoon from 4.30 to 6.30 pm, TKU workshops are filled with 75 minutes of learning tech, a pizza/salad dinner and 45 minutes of socialization with digital games. Fill Sundays with learning and fun and go home ready to start your Monday energized.
Half Day & One Day Workshops
New York Hall of Science
Tech Kids Unlimited is partnering with the New York Hall of Science to create half day and one day workshops for students to introduce them to new concepts related to technology and science. In March 2013, TKU students spent a day at NYSCI learning 3D software called Tinkerbot and then created a file of an object related to the “Tony Hawk” Rad Exhibition. Students then printed out their file on a 3D Makerbot printer. Additional workshops are planned for the Fall 2013. Stay tuned!
Once students have been involved with Tech Kids Unlimited workshops and are ages 16-18, there is an opportunity for TKU to help place them in meaningful tech-based internships in the tech start-up world depending on their skills.