Excited to kick off our STEM after school enrichment and classes on 9/4

16701 NE 80th St #202, Redmond, WA 98052
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STEM Enrichment Classes and Summer Camps for curious minds

What our customers say...

  

"My kids have been going to Radiance Learning for more than two years now and just love the school, the teachers, and the whole environment. They also went for summer camp most of the summer last year and want to go here only this year. We love the school. It’s run by some very passionate people and it clearly shows. They are stem-focused, in a very nurturing environment. The teachers and the founder are always available and are happy to listen to you and your child to make it a great experience for everyone. I was amazed at the amount of fun my kids had at the camp last year – park trips, board games, etc. along with some fun robot races, chess competitions, and eng creations. And the teachers were so understanding with my daughter who had just finished K last year by offering her a variety of things to do during the day so she’s happy and motivated all day. I remember them having a ton of little kids board games already and then going out and buying more games and craft supplies specifically for younger kids. They are awesome! It’s my kids one and only summer camp location choice this year."

Veterans' Day Camp

November 12, 2018

 [Recommended for Grades K-5]
November 12th at Redmond Ridge Location.


Radiance Learning in partnership with Young Explorers and other local providers will host a fun-filled STEM camp during  Veterans' Day break. Theme for this camp is Honor the Military Veterans. In this day-camp, kids will have an opportunity to create a Scratch program to tell story about our country's service members or build a robot to sense motion and salute our veterans!

Honoring Veterans!

 Theme for this camp is Honoring Veterans!  In this day-camp, kids will have an opportunity to create a Scratch program to tell story about our country's service members or build a robot to sense motion and salute our veterans!  All these combined with fun games and problem solving activities would bring fall spirits in your kids!  

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Agenda

  Agenda: 

  • 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM – On Arrival, open ended activities (puzzles and offline research)
  • 10:00 - 12:00 PM – Robotics Challenges
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM – Lunch & Break
  • 1:00 - 3:00 - Programming Session
  • 3:00 - 5:00 - Problem Solving / Fun Activities
  • 5:00 - End of Camp

4th Annual STEM Summer Camps

It’s back, and it’s even better! Radiance Learning is happy to announce our 4th year STEM summer camp in partnership with Young Explorers! The goal of this camp is to introduce Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in fun and interactive ways. There will be healthy balance between learning and having fun! In this day camp, kids will have an opportunity to try writing their first program or build their dream robot. They can also create memorable art / crafts or write their first story. We will have different activities on each day!


What makes us stand out? 

  • Our camps include hands-on, fun learning activities for ALL age groups. 
  • Our camps are conducted by passionate and knowledgeable individuals in STEM fields.
  • Our camp curricula are designed by industry veterans.
  • Our camp class sizes are smaller than most other camps.

Explore our Camps

All-in-One Camps for K-5

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Specialty Camps for 4-7 Graders

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Specialty Camps for 8+ Graders

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Ethics and Leadership Camp

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S.T.E.M. For FUN

Overview

This is an ALL in ONE Camp for curious elementary students. The goals of this camp are to introduce S.T.E.M. contents in fun ways to K-5 graders, and to help jump-start students’ interest in S.T.E.M. 


Students will explore the world of Robotics through Lego Boost, WeDo 2.0 and Wonder Bots tool kits. They will learn building and programming while having fun with hands-on designing and building activities. We have appropriate levels of challenges suitable for all age groups. 


These camps get more fun with 3D Printing workshops. Imagination meets production. Learn how to design simple 3D objects and prepare them for 3D printing. Make something from scratch, then watch your creation print and take it home!  


Apart from building and programming, kids will also explore fun Chess, Math, Writing, and Arts and Crafts activities, which provide young minds with balanced learning opportunities, while they have fun.

10-Week Themes


Each week we have different theme-based contents. Here are the scientist-inspired themes for this year: 


  1. Nikola Tesla - Electricity
  2. Issac Newton - Gravity and Force
  3. Wright Brothers - Flight and Aviation
  4. Thomas Edison - Magic of Light
  5. Sir C.V. Raman - Fun with Colors
  6. Ramanujam - Magic of Math
  7. Alexander Graham Bell - Communication
  8. Charles Darwin - Science of Evolution
  9. Alexander Fleming - Disease and Cure 
  10. Leonardo da Vinci - Engineering

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Daily Agenda

Agenda:

  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM - Early Arrival
  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM – Regular Arrival
  • 10:00 - 12:00 PM – Session I - Students will be working on their designing activities (Robotics, Programming) in smaller groups.  They will have 2 snack breaks.   
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM – Lunch & Break @Park. 
  • 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Session II: Chess
  • During Session II, students will learn and play timed Chess games against equally rated opponents. 
  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM - Session III  
  • During Session III, students will be working on activities like 3D Printing, Writing, Arts, Craft, or Problem Solving, in smaller groups. They will have snack breaks in between.   
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Extended Hours

Robotics Boot Camp

Overview

This camp introduces students to Lego EV3 Mindstorms hardware and software programming. Campers will learn how to design, program, and animate LEGO® EV3 robots using fun, kid-friendly, software while developing mechanical, engineering, and problem-solving skills. They will also explore the exciting world of robotics using a powerful microcomputer brick, digital sensors, and intuitive drag-and-drop programming software modules. Exploration is an on-going process, and when teamwork is added in the picture, it will help students develop into independent, confident, individuals who believe they have the power to bring concepts and ideas to life. Throughout the course, students will learn how critical thinking and innovation will make them the creators of future. This camp will enable them to build structurally, maneuver successfully through challenges, and equip themselves with S.T.E.M. knowledge and skills. Kit & Laptop will be provided for in-class use.  Campers will work as a team to complete appropriate level projects and win robotic challenges. This is a great way to get ready for the FLL Season.

10-Week Themes

Overview of the core lesson plan that all campers will go through: 

  • Understanding EV3 kit and its components
  • Designing and Building EV3 Robots
  • Programming and Testing EV3 Robots
  • Explore sensors and its applications
  • Debugging using Data collection

Themes for this year: 

  • Learn about gear ratios and its importance using SumoBot project. 
  • Learn about all sensors using SenseBot project. 
  • Learn about application of force and mechanics of robotics using HoopBots
  • Learn about reliable structures using TugBots.
  • Learn about intelligence decisions and robotics design using SortBot. 
  • Learn about mechanical design using CraneBot 
  • Learn about communicating with other robots using SyncBot
  • Learn to Race - Gauntlet Dash - I
  • Learn to Race - Gauntlet Dash - II
  • Learn to Race - Gauntlet Dash - III

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Daily Agenda

Agenda: 

  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM - Early Arrival
  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM – Regular Arrival
  • 10:00 - 12:00 PM – Session I - Students will be working on their designing activities in smaller groups.  They will have 2 snack breaks.   
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM – Lunch & Break @Park. 
  • 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Session II
  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM - Session III
  • During Session II and III, students will be working on their interactive build activities in smaller groups. They  will have snack breaks.  
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Extended Hours

Programming in Python

Overview

Learn Python, one of the most widely used languages in the software industry. Python is an excellent starter language because it’s easy to read and work with. 


In Beginners session we will focus on fundamental computer science concepts, controls and data structures. Also we introduce best practices for coding and debugging in Python. Concepts taught include statements and variables, expressions, conditionals, Boolean, while loops, randomness, and libraries. We would like to assume that the children have no previous coding experience in order to make their foundation strong. 


In intermediate session, students will start learning about Data Structures, algorithms, user defined functions, Recursion, File Read/Write Operations and GUI.  Students will complete a variety of fun and engaging coding exercises under the instructor's guidance and then explore and practice the concepts at your own pace. 


The exercises allow for a variety of learning styles and ability levels. This allows students to build skills in writing, debugging, analyzing and comprehending code. 

Course Outline and Projects

Overview: 

  • Introducing Python
  • Data Types
  • Operators and Control Flow
  • Functions and Parameters
  • GUI programming using turtle and tkinter
  • Manipulating List
  • Files and Exception handling
  • Working with databases

Some sample course projects: 

  • Calculator
  • Guess My Number
  • Hangman
  • Dice Rolling Simulator
  • Rock Paper Scissors
  • Battle Ship
  • Weather Grabber
  • GCD / LCM finder
  • Loan Calculator
  • Sentence Generator
  • Amazing Shipping Company
  • Navigation Game
  • Portfolio Tracker
  • And More...

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Daily Agenda

Agenda: 

  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM - Early Arrival
  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM – Regular Arrival
  • 10:00 - 12:00 PM – Session I - Students will be working on their designing activities in smaller groups.  They will have 2 snack breaks.   
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM – Lunch & Break @Park. 
  • 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Session II
  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM - Session III
  • During Session II and III, students will be working on their interactive build activities in smaller groups. They  will have snack breaks.  
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Extended Hours

Arduino Engineering Camp

Overview

 *We will provide dedicated Arduino kit and sensors for each campers to take home for continuous learning*


Bring gadgets to life using Arduino ! Learn how to program electronics using Arduino , an electrical engineering prototyping platform that teaches young people about electronics and how electronic circuits can work. Ignite your creativity as you discover how engineering and programming work together to make new and exciting inventions a reality.In this Arduino camp, we dive into programming and engineering using the Arduino microcontroller. You will design your own electrical circuits and sensors, and learn about programming them using the Arduino Integrated Development Environment (IDE). Our course will also equip students with the critical thinking, technical, and creative skills necessary to build innovative electrical and mechanical gadgets or competitive robots! Using the Arduino IDE, you will use the C programming language, along with Arduino’s supplied software library, you will write programs to perform multiple projects. 

Camp Details

Campers learn to:

  • The Arduino board (hardware) and the Arduino IDE (software) / C programming. 
  • Build electrical circuits using Arduino & electrical engineering
  • The basics of computer science
  • Write code for the Arduino to control electrical circuits in the physical world
  • Rapid prototyping using the Arduino microcontroller
  • Basic S.T.E.M. skills and apply the fundamentals of S.T.E.M. to engineering concepts
  • Interesting practical projects, everyday.

This camp requires no previous experience, but programming knowledge is a plus. Each student will be provided their own Arduino, electrical components, and computer. 


At the end of the week, you will take home your Arduino kit, and your completed projects and files.

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Daily Agenda

 Agenda: 

  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM - Early Arrival
  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM – Regular Arrival
  • 10:00 - 12:00 PM – Session I - Students will be working on their designing activities in smaller groups.  They will have 2 snack breaks.   
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM – Lunch & Break @Park. 
  • 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Session II
  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM - Session III
  • During Session II and III, students will be working on their interactive build activities in smaller groups. They  will have snack breaks.  
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Extended Hours

Programming in Java

Overview

Phase I of this course introduces students to the basic features of the Java programming language: Java primitive and non-primitive data types, control flow constructs, built-in class libraries, object-oriented programming concepts such as classes, objects, method overloading and encapsulation. 


In phase II, we introduce students to intermediate and advanced features of the Java programming language. Students will learn about object-oriented programming concepts such as inheritance, interfaces, abstract classes, abstract methods, and polymorphism; will learn how to write and read Java primitive types to and from files; how to serialize objects, and how to implement graphical user interfaces.


Phase III of this course will prepare students to advance into AP Computer Science. The course emphasis is on procedural abstraction, data abstraction, object-oriented design and programming methodology using the Java programming language, and the use of algorithms and data structures. 

Course Outline and Projects

Major Topics: 

  • The concepts of computer science
  • Program control constructs
  • Use of arrays and strings
  • Class methods
  • Object-oriented design and programming concepts
  • Creating and modifying classes
  • Understanding existing designs and code
  • The use of sorting and searching algorithms
  • Recursion
  • Use of standard Java class libraries

Some sample course projects: 

  • String Manipulation
  • Pig Latin
  • Chipers
  • Hangman
  • Dice Rolling Simulator
  • Battle Ship
  • GCD / LCM finder
  • Navigation Game
  • Card Games
  • And More...

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Daily Agenda

 Agenda: 

  • 8:30 - 9:00 AM - Early Arrival
  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM – Regular Arrival
  • 10:00 - 12:00 PM – Session I - Students will be working on their designing activities in smaller groups.  They will have 2 snack breaks.   
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM – Lunch & Break @Park. 
  • 1:00 - 3:00 PM - Session II
  • 3:00 - 5:00 PM - Session III
  • During Session II and III, students will be working on their interactive build activities in smaller groups. They  will have snack breaks.  
  • 5:00 - 6:00 PM - Extended Hours

Writing Camps for Middle and High school Students

Ethics and Leadership Camp

 

What makes someone an ethical leader? Is it what they accomplish? Is it their good-natured character? Maybe it’s the consequences of their actions. Can we know? Does it matter? Ethics and Leadership Camp introduces 8-12th graders to the common vocabulary, methods, and theories philosophers often employ when thinking through the complex ethical issues leaders regularly face. Campers will grapple with fun thought experiments, practice leading their teams in games and activities, and collaborate with teammates in friendly and competitive philosophical debates on contemporary real-world ethical issues. Campers will write an essay arguing for what makes someone an ethical leader, and they will present their essay in front of their peers on the final day of the camp.


Objectives:

  • Learn to think critically about ethical arguments and leadership, and discuss and apply ethics and leadership skills in a safe, encouraging, and fun environment.
  • Learn philosophical concepts and techniques: argument, premise, conclusion, indicator words, fallacy, ethics, normative and descriptive claims, utilitarianism, deontology, virtue, critique, charitableness, implicit bias, thought experiment, etc.
  • Write a 5-paragraph argumentative essay addressing the prompt, “What makes someone a good leader?”
  • Present essay in front of the class (a small group) on the final day of the camp, and discuss peers’ questions and critiques

About Teacher

 

Kelsey is a passionate and dedicated tutor and academic coach in the Greater Seattle Area. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Bachelor of Science in Psychology with honors from the University of Washington (U.W.) in 2017. At U.W., Kelsey was a member of the Feminist Philosophy Reading Group where she developed a keen interest in ethics, social, and political philosophy. In 2015, she was honored with the Philosophy Department’s Graduate Student Choice Award before interning and coaching for the U.W. Center for Philosophy for Children’s Washington State High School Ethics Bowl. After finding her passion for working with students as an Ethics Bowl coach, she completed two graduate courses in ethics and feminist philosophy of science, and tutored undergraduates at the U.W. Philosophy Writing Center. Kelsey was a research assistant in psychology labs for four years, a teaching assistant for Social Psychology in 2016, and she completed her honors thesis in a child clinical psychology lab in 2017. She gained practical leadership experience when she founded and led two campus chapters of Active Minds, at U.W. and Central Washington University (C.W.U). At C.W.U, she also led as the Senator and

Social Chair for a chapter of the National Society for Collegiate Scholars in 2015, and as the Vice President of the First Generation Student Organization in 2013. More recently, along with coaching, Kelsey was a grader for Intro to Philosophy and Moral Problems at Bellevue College in winter 2018. When she’s not learning and teaching, Kelsey loves hiking, watching movies, and playing tennis with her friends.

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Camp Overview

Leadership Development:

  • Learn about and practice appropriate conduct for philosophical discussions and professional meetings including:
  • Active Listening: show that student is listening, participate in discussion - ask questions confidently and effectively, use clear and direct language, pay attention to respectful word choice, tone, posture, body language, and timing
  • Public Speaking and Presentation: use clear and concise language, demonstrate respect for peers, engage audience, pay attention to eye contact, projection, posture, body language, timing, and tone
  • Professionalism: practice charitableness, thoughtful consideration and sensitivity (inclusivity) toward a diverse audience, awareness of microaggressions, consideration for how much time each student is speaking – and finding ways to engage peers in order to hear diverse perspectives; practice effective conflict resolution skills; no personal examples: e.g. “My friend, John, cheated on a test.”
  • Argumentative Writing: write and present a clear, concise, and thoughtful 5-paragraph argumentative essay addressing the central theme of the camp
  • Critical Thinking: a central goal of the camp is to help students develop their critical reasoning skills through verbal philosophical debates and writing

Spring Camps

SPRING S.T.E.M. CAMP

[Recommended for Grades K-6]


We will host a fun-filled STEM camps in Redmond during LWSD and BSD's spring break (April 2 - 13). In this day-camp, elementary students will have an opportunity to try writing a program to simulate color mixing or build a robot to sense colors. They can also build a movie projector, create memorable arts and crafts, refresh their math skills, or write their first story. All these combined with some time at an outdoor park is sure to bring a smile to your child’s face! We will have different activities on each day! 



Science Of Colors

The theme for this camp is Science of COLORS. Each day we have different theme-based contents. Here are the colors-inspired themes for this camp: 

  • Science of Light
  • Movie Camera
  • Color Mixing
  • Sensing Light
  • Creative Writing

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Daily Agenda

 April 2 - April 12 (Supporting LWSD and BSD)  


Agenda:


10:00 AM – On Arrival, open ended activities (puzzles and offline research)

10:00 - 12:30 PM – Morning Session (With 2 mini breaks) ( Robotics and Fun Math Challenges)

12:30 - 2:00 PM – Lunch & Break

2:00 - 5:00 - Afternoon Session (With 2 mini breaks) (Programming + Writing / Art & Crafts)

5:00 - 6:30 - Extended Stay (for additional charge)

LEAP Day Camp

October 19, 2018

Radiance Learning in partnership with Young Explorers and other local providers will host a fun-filled STEM camp during LEAP Day break. Theme for this camp is Haunted House! In this day-camp, kids will have an opportunity to create a Scratch program to simulate haunted house or build a robot to sense motion and surprise intruders. All these combined with game of scholastic chess would bring fall spirits in your kids! 

Haunted House

 Theme for this camp is Haunted House! In this day-camp, kids will have an opportunity to create a Scratch program to simulate haunted house or build a robot to sense motion and surprise intruders. All these combined with game of scholastic chess would bring fall spirits in your kids!  

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Agenda

 

  • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM – On Arrival, open ended activities (puzzles and Board Games)
  • 10:30 - 12:00 PM – Arts and Crafts
  • 12:00 - 1:00 PM – Lunch & Break
  • 1:00 - 2:30 - Robotics
  • 2:30 - 3:00 - Fun Break
  • 3:00 - 4:30 - Programming
  • 4:30 - 5:00 - Wrap up