Teen TechsTM

We are Nerds!!!

Teen TechsTM
a tutoring and service-learning after school program
for Wood Middle School Students

When: 2 afternoons a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Where: Room 206

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Students served: 2 different groups of students, with each group attending once a week, maximum 22 students per group. First come, first served, with application and proven eligibility.

Eligibility: open to all Wood students, with preference given to 6th graders. Students need to maintain a minimum gpa of 2.0 and not be on the U-list for behavior. Students who fail to attend 2 consecutive sessions will be dropped. Participating students must have on file a permission slip signed by a parent or guardian and student. Applications available in WMS office or available here: 2013 Teen TechsTM Application


Instruction and projects will include, but not be limited to:

bullet Live demonstrations, lecture, hands-on activities
bullet Video production and pod casts
bullet Animation techniques and production
bullet Minecraft, a building game to introduce networking and Java
bullet Lego Robotics
bullet Computer hardware, including replacement of parts, elimination of viruses, rebuilding of computers
bullet Website creation
bullet Nerd jewelry designing and creating

Purdue EPICS-trained Instructors: Liza Morse and Maria Thorne, parents, and Nancy Ely, WMS teacher, in collaboration with Erica Skone-Rees, local business owner of Rare Bird boutique in Oakland, the robotics students at ASTI (Alameda Science and Technology Institute), and Purdue University Department of Engineering’s EPICS program.

Nancy Ely, WMS teacher Email: NancyEly@teentechs.org
Liza Morse, parent Email: LizaMorse@teentechs.org
Erica Skone-Rees, local business owner Email: EricaSkone-Rees@teentechs.org


Send emailto info@teentechs.org

Modified on October 20, 2013