Summer 2018 Venue Location Finalized

UPDATE: June 7th, 2018

The venue location has changed since the original posting; the classes are now held at:

Assyrian American Civic Club
(small banquet room; easily accessible from the east side [back] of the facility)
2618 N. Golden State Blvd, Turlock CA

 


Posted: May 28th, 2018

We’re moving forward full STEAM ahead. We have conducted the initial computer configuration and have also come up with a fantastic space configuration. Our goal during the space configuration was to strike the right balance between form and function, which meant that the psychology of the learning environment must be considered.

As with engineering, there is no such thing as a perfect solution; instead, compromises must be made for the desired outcome. For example, a building structure with no windows is more secure than the one with windows; but, it would not be an appealing home to live-in.

Similarly, to provide immediate assistance and minimize student frustration, educators need convenient access to all students while being aware of everyone’s activity (e.g. see what they are doing). This constraint would best be satisfied by orienting all the students to face the wall with close proximity to one-another, which is frequently seen in test centers and computer labs. However, such orientation fails to consider the psychology of a learning environment. Instead of forcing students into a cramped space (physically and visually), they are oriented so that there is the right balance between peripheral visual input, spacious seating, and maximizing screen visibility to tutors with only a few steps.

We recognize that there is always another way of doing things; so, we will continually iterate through different solutions to find a better way.

The summer 2018 coding camp will be held at:

Assyrian American Civic Club (see address above).

Comfort Suites Event Center
191 N Tully Rd, Turlock, CA 95380
Hotel number: (209) 667-7777

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