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FunWithBots Robotics 10+

Students at all experience levels will have an opportunity to learn about robotics using LEGO Mindstorms and LEGO WeDo® robotics materials as well as LEGO DACTA educational kits as a base. Activities include learning about sturdy design, exploring mechanical and structural engineering concepts, learning logic and coding in the LEGO programming languages, and will learn the importance of troubleshooting and debugging as a coding skill. Students will have an opportunity to join a competition FIRST LEGO League team if there is enough interest. Class is open to students ages 4-18 and students work in small groups with peers in their age range. Returning students work on NEW CHALLENGES to advance their learning.

Students wanting to join Robotics Team should sign up for this option. Please contact Shauna with questions.

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FunWithBots Robotics 6-10

Students at all experience levels will have an opportunity to learn about robotics using LEGO Mindstorms and LEGO WeDo® robotics materials as well as LEGO DACTA educational kits as a base. Activities include learning about sturdy design, exploring mechanical and structural engineering concepts, learning logic and coding in the LEGO programming languages, and will learn the importance of troubleshooting and debugging as a coding skill. Students will have an opportunity to join a competition FIRST LEGO League team if there is enough interest. Class is open to students ages 4-18 and students work in small groups with peers in their age range. Returning students work on NEW CHALLENGES to advance their learning.

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Clone of What’s Up

This is a open space for teens to talk about current events in the teen world. It’s a platform for them to give and get feedback and not feel judged. Topics could include current events, peer pressure, bullying, movies, politics, religion, relationships among family, friends and significant others, any other hot topics that they are being affected by. The topics are chosen by them. I will help facilitate a healthy conversation or topics if they need help. They won’t always agree with each other but we will learn to put those aside and walk away from class appreciating each person and their views. Each semester we try to do a team building exercise by taking a field trip to an Escape room.( separate charge from class) I do encourage the kids to continue discussing topics covered at home among their family.This is for ages 13-19 **This class runs for two consecutive periods **

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Laura Ness

Laura is a mother of 2 and has been home educating for 6 years. Prior to homeschooling, she worked in public schools here in Pinellas County, and her educational background is in the social sciences.

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Alex Archipov

I’m Alex Archipov and I’ve been a student at LOL for 9 years now. I’m a local teen artist and filmmaker and a definite origami folding enthusiast. For one of my latest short films called “Cranes” I folded over 350 origami cranes! My work has been featured at The Museum of Fine Arts Saint Petersburg, […]

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Eco Play Lab

Like to run around inventing games, characters and settings with playmates? Let’s play in some of the coolest ecosystems in Florida, past and present – by making them ourselves! Using Vygotskyian-style role play games, cardboard, art supplies, and everyday materials, we could swim in underground cave systems and see who lives there. Or wade through cypress swamps filled with wizards and teachers. Or hide in seagrass beds patrolled by 18 foot hammerheads. You’ll have to use your hands and work alongside friends. Expect games and side trips to the center of the Earth or atomic level.

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Jae Trese

Jae Trese is a licensed physical therapist assistant, fifth degree black belt and Sensei in Okinawan Karate, as well as registered Dungeon Master. Jae has more than 15 years experience in various martial arts, forms of combat, and physical training. Jae loves to spend time outdoors and playing games with his family. Jae Trese is […]

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William Sanchez

William Sanchez is the creator of Amigos & Me. Learn Spanish with Señor Sanchez in a family friendly environment. We will use Total Physical Response and immersive learning to help students and parents practice conversation and proper pronunciation. This curriculum is geared towards 3rd grade and higher a Younger Age curriculum is also offered.

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Tara Playford

Hi! My name is Tara. I am a Florida certified 6-12 math teacher. I have experience teaching Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry in a classroom. I know own LOVE Learning Center in Pinellas Park. My life goal is to find ways to make learning fun and interactive!

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Trä Hitt

A late bloomer to unschooling (I started my own path at 45.. I call it de-schooling, others may call it early onset dementia-mania, but that is another story), I have nonetheless taken it as a personal mission to break down the constricting and dangerous narrative that traditionally schooled peeps take as the gospel truth, and […]

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