Des Plaines Park District

Tech Stars—Computer Explorers

COMPUTER EXPLORERS

Des Plaines Park District offers their community cutting edge STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) programs with COMPUTER EXPLORERS TechStars.™ These programs are designed around 21st Century Learning, STEM initiatives and Next Generation Science Standards using software, apps and supporting peripherals to fully engage the student with proper instruction for enhancing and extending their academic readiness, develop problem-solving expertise, creativity and to practice team-building.


Minecraft–Exploring & Adapting Mods
Ages 9–12
Explore the world of mods! Minecraft, one of the most popular video games in history, offers an amazing world of endless possibilities. Let your imagination transform your Minecraft experience into a unique world YOU create! This class is for Intermediate and Advanced students with basic Minecraft knowledge. Working in pairs, students will discover how to expand their worlds’ possibilities using popular game-enhancing mods. Learn to use, manipulate, and evaluate mods that alter the appearance and game play. Build traps, arrow launchers, faster rail systems and more & participate in building challenges! mh
Min/Max: 6/10
4 Weeks
Computer Explorers, Instructor
Prairie Lakes, Mountain View 3
Tuesdays, 6:00p–7:15p, 4/3–4/24
R: $85/NR: $106, #555308-1

Robot Lab
Ages 8–12
With your partner, we’ll work with a LEGO® compatible, programmable bot to learn about basic robotics and how to use a drag-and-drop programming language that you can upload to the bot via computer for it to follow a flashlight, avoiding obstacles, clap control driving and so much more! mh
Min/Max: 6/10
4 Weeks
Computer Explorers, Instructor
Prairie Lakes, Mountain View 3
Tuesdays, 6:00p–7:15p, 5/1–5/22
R: $85/NR: $106, #555309-1