Mount Laurel Hartford School

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397 Hartford Road, Mount Laurel, NJ 08054  |  P: 856-231-5899  |  F: 856-222-1221

Summer Courses

The following one-week courses are being offered this summer by Mount Laurel Community Education.  They will be taught by Mount Laurel 6th grade STEM teacher Nick Handley.  All classes will be taught in the Hartford STEM lab... a room that is set up to maximize student learning and enjoyment!
 
  
The courses are open to all students in the South Jersey area, not just Mount Laurel students.  So bring your friends and/or family and learn some new technology skills this summer.  Check out the offerings below!
 
 

Coding

For students ages 8-13
Sponsored by Mount Laurel Community Education
 
Instructor: Nick Handley
Room: Hartford School Room B110
 
Coding
Sessions: 7/10-7/14 from 10am-12pm
7/31-8/4 from 12pm-2pm

Fee: $150/session

Maximum Number of Students: 16 students

 

Want to learn how to program?  Not sure where to begin?  Try 'Coding'!  This beginner’s course shows students a variety of resources they can use to learn how to program.  First, students will learn how to program with a variety of visual programming languages.  Then, students will learn how to program with a variety of text-based programming languages.  Last, students will spend the remaining time focusing on the programming languages they like best!

 
 
 

Robotics 1

For students ages 8-13
Sponsored by Mount Laurel Community Education
 
Instructor: Nick Handley
Room: Hartford School Room B110
 
Robotics 1

Sessions: 7/10-7/14 from 12pm-2pm

7/17-7/21 from 10am-12pm

7/24-7/28 from 10am-12pm

Fee: $150/session

Maximum Number of Students: 16 students sharing 8 robotics kits

 

Want to learn how to build and program a robot?  Not sure where to begin?  Try 'Robotics 1'!  This beginner’s course teaches students how to build and program robots using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robotics kits.  First, students will learn how to build a basic rover-style robot that can move, turn, and sense things in its environment.  Then, students will learn how to program their robots to perform various behaviors (moving, turning, sensing the environment, playing sounds, displaying pictures, etc.).  Last, students will demonstrate their newly-learned skills by solving a variety of programming challenges.

 
 
 

Robotics 2

For students ages 8-13
Sponsored by Mount Laurel Community Education
 
Instructor: Nick Handley
Room: Hartford School Room B110
 
Robotics 2

Sessions: 7/17-7/21 from 12pm-2pm

7/24-7/28 from 12pm-2pm

7/31-8/4 from 10am-12pm

 

Fee: $150/session

Maximum Number of Students: 8 students each assigned to their own robotics kit and resource set

 

Want to take your robotics knowledge further or explore robotics the way you want to?  Try 'Robotics 2'!  This choose-your-own-adventure course allows students to explore robotics on their own terms.  This course comes at the request of several previous robotics course students.  They wanted more time to see what they could do with the robot on their own, so here’s your chance!  Students will use a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT robotics kit and LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT resource set to build any type of robot/device they choose. Students will also use LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G software to create programs to bring their robots/devices to life.

 
* Students must complete either Mount Laurel's 6th grade STEM or Robotics 1 before attending Robotics 2.
 
 

Registration Information

Course Information

Each course costs $150
Each course runs Monday through Friday
Each course runs 2 hours daily for a weekly total of 10 hours
Each Coding and Robotics 1 course is limited to 16 students
Each Robotics 2 course is limited to 8 students
For more information about the courses, contact...

 

Nick Handley

Emailnhandley@mountlaurel.k12.nj.us

Phone: 856-231-5899 (ext. 5014) Please leave a message

 
Registration Information
To Register for a course(s), click on the link below...
 
 
Multiple registrations?  Fill out a form for each registered course.
 
Payment Information
Payment is Check or Cash
Make checks payable to: Community Ed.
Write course title(s) and start date(s) in the memo section of the check or on a note attached with the cash.
Enclose payment in an envelope addressed to:

          Nick Handley
          6th Grade STEM
          Hartford School 
          397 Hartford Rd
          Mount Laurel, NJ 08054


Confirmation Information
A completed form and payment are required to reserve a spot in the course.  A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt of a completed form and payment.