New this November! Ascenders classes are S.T.E.M focused! All classes are still 90 minutes long, meet once per week, and make up a 4 week session. Each S.T.E.M. class will be themed towards one S.T.E.M. aspect. The first week Science, the second week Technology, the third week Engineering, and the last week Mathmatics!
In an article in the Scout Somerville, Neil Cicierega the Creator of popular YouTube series ‘Potter Puppet Pals’ stated he was homeschooled. He says his parents start homeschooling him the fourth grade. He said his parents’ “a loose curriculum…provided boundless amounts of time for him and his two siblings to explore their interests.” The full article can be read here.
Previously, I’d reported the Brazilian Supreme Court would rule on the legality of homeschooling in the South American country. While they did not rule it was illegal, the court did indicate that parents would need to get approval from local school districts in order to educate at home. This is a developing story and I will have more to report in the future.
This is a great opportunity for homeschoolers in upstate NY to attend a free programming and game design workshop.
This year the 5th annual Teen Game Workshop will be held at RPI on August 6-10, 2018. Join us for a week of awesome game-making with video game instructors and local STEM professionals! Learning computer programming and game design Meeting and learning from knowledgeable instructors Creating a game of your own and showing it to your friends!