Hy-Tech Camps

IMPORTANT UPDATE: SUMMER 2020 HY-TECH CAMPS

The health and safety of our Hyland community is our top priority, and we are continuously monitoring the evolving novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the guidelines set forth by Ohio’s governor. Below you will find important updates regarding our summer 2020 Hy-Tech Camps.

Hy-Tech Camp Updates

  • Virtual format: Hyland will now hold summer Hy-Tech Camps virtually via the Zoom video conferencing platform, instead of in person at Hyland headquarters.
  • New times: While the dates remain the same, the times for each Hy-Tech Camp session will now occur from 4:30–6 p.m. EDT.
  • Cancelled sessions: We cannot offer Building Robots and Girls Building Robots sessions in a virtual format, and, unfortunately, we have to cancel these sessions.
Students who will be in 7th-12th grade in Fall 2020 are eligible to sign up for Hy-Tech Camps. Please make sure you have read through each of the camp descriptions below before starting the registration process. Limited spots are available. 

We continue to work hard to bring computer science education to students, whether in person, online or otherwise. We hope to provide the same great Tech Outreach programs to you in these unprecedented times. For questions, please contact [email protected].


THE FOLLOWING HY-TECH CAMPS ARE FOR GIRLS:

Introduction to Data Science for Girls *FULL*

Girls will learn the basics of data science through hands-on activities. They will perform a basic machine learning activity, while learning the fundamentals around data classification and prediction, and identifying assumptions and biases within data. There will be no computer programming, and no prior experience is needed. Curriculum and instruction provided by Pandata.

Girls Creating Interactive Stories with Twine | *FULL*

Girls will create an interactive story using Twine. Twine is an open-source tool for telling reader-driven nonlinear stories. The girls will write stories similar to Choose Your Own Adventure books. They will style their stories with CSS, and use variables to track story information.

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THE FOLLOWING HY-TECH CAMPS ARE CO-ED:

AI with Machine Learning For Kids | *FULL*

[PLEASE NOTE] This camp is being offered on two different occasions, only register for one date.

Students will use Machine Learning For Kids to create artificially intelligent programs. Students will learn the basics of Machine Learning, and then apply that knowledge to train a computer to recognize different types of data. They will also use programming to create a game with the computer's artificial intelligence.

Automated Software Testing for Beginners | *FULL*

[PLEASE NOTE] This camp is being offered on two different occasions, only register for one date.

Students will learn the fundamentals of automated software testing using the Cypress testing framework. Students will learn the basics of testing software and have an opportunity to get hands-on experience with an automated testing framework. No prior coding knowledge is required, but some light JavaScript code will be used for the hands-on section.

Creating Interactive Stories with Twine | *FULL*

Students will create an interactive story using Twine. Twine is an open-source tool for telling reader-driven nonlinear stories. The students will write stories similar to Choose Your Own Adventure books. They will style their stories with CSS, and use variables to track story information.

Introduction to Data Science | *FULL*

Students will learn the basics of data science through hands-on activities. They will perform a basic machine learning activity, while learning the fundamentals around data classification and prediction, and identifying assumptions and biases within data. There will be no computer programming, and no prior experience is needed. Curriculum and instruction provided by Pandata.

Retro Games with MakeCode Arcade | *FULL*

[PLEASE NOTE] This camp is being offered on two different occasions, only register for one date.

Students will use MakeCode Arcade to create an 8-bit-style video game. Microsoft MakeCode Arcade is a web-based beginner-friendly code editor to create retro arcade games for the web and for dedicated hardware. Students will have the opportunity to create their own characters and gameplay while learning fundamental programming skills.

Web Development with JavaScript | *FULL*

[PLEASE NOTE] This camp is being offered on two different occasions, only register for one date.

Students will learn the basics of web development with JavaScript. The course briefly introduces HTML and CSS, which define the structure and style for websites. After building basic websites, the students will use JavaScript, the programming language of the web, to learn about fundamental programming concepts while making their websites interactive.