Hello! 

TinkerTech pop-up maker and coding classes are for pre-K to 6th Grade (ages 4 to 12). 

Recs and activity providers we partner with year-round to offer classes and camps:

millvalleyrecreation.org

larkspur.recdesk.com 

electivitykids.com

Some of the schools we have worked with directly in 2017-2018 to offer classes, coding and tinkering curriculum and tinkering days:

The Cove School, Corte Madera

Edna Maguire Elementary, Mill Valley

German International School of Silicon Valley

Good Shepherd School, Novato

Kent Middle School, Kentfield

Twin Cities Pre-School, Corte Madera

Montessori School of Central Marin

 

Sample schedule for TinkerTech classes:

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Our classes are tailored to each activity provider. Sample Class Descriptions for TinkerTech Group Classes: 

Tinkering and Making

TinkerTech Inventors
For Pre-K to Grade 2

Make a creative project every week in this dynamic and imaginative class. Students explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) through TinkerTech’s unique themed activities. Inventing fun and hands-on tinkering for curious kids! Students enjoy project-based learning using a mix of low-tech maker materials and popular edtech tools such as LittleBits, CircuitCubes, Tinkering Labs and Lectrify.
Some take-home projects in this graduating program where students build on skills learned across the year.

TinkerTech Invent and Code
For Grades 3-5

Make a creative project every week and learn to code games in this dynamic and imaginative class. Students explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) through TinkerTech’s unique themed activities. Inventing fun and hands-on tinkering for curious kids!
Students enjoy project-based learning using edtech tools such as LittleBits, MIT’s makeymakey - and the latest inventions from the Bay Area’s CircuitCubes, Tinkering Labs and Lectrify. Coding is in Scratch, the popular and successful block programming environment from MIT.
Some take-home projects in this graduating program where students build on skills learned across the year.

Classes are scheduled in a minimum of 6-week blocks that fit with the school year. Based on a six-week block of one-hour classes, fees are $180 per student for maker classes where we provide materials for take-home projects.

We love teaching STEM and STEAM and are always happy to chat about our classes and students projects! For more information, contact TinkerTech’s Founder Claire Comins hello@tinkertech.me

 

Evaluations

"Our preschoolers LOVE Tinker Tech and are always excited when Friday arrives! Claire Comins has created a fun, accessible and engaging STEAM curriculum.  It gives our preschoolers exposure to new materials, new tools, new techniques, and new concepts that encourage hands-on learning and fun. It also inspires our children to see themselves as scientists, architects, creators, artists, and makers.

Even our littlest makers (3.5 years old) love the hands-on introduction to circuitry and electronics brought to life by adding a LED light. The variety of fun materials from cardboards and laser cut wood, to copper tape, and batteries make the child want to experiment, design and assemble.  It helps build their curiosity as well as develop their creative confidence and critical thinking. They are so proud of their take-home projects." 

Natalie Quinan ~ Head-Teacher of Enrichment Programs, Montessori School of Central Marin