Enrichment

Bring AIE to your school or nonprofit with any of the programs below for after school enrichment or in-school field days at whatever time suits you best.

AIE will handle registration and payment or work within your system.  Fill out the interest form at the bottom of the page and we will be in touch with you shortly!

*The form below is for organizations to request our programming. See the buttons below to jump to individual student registration in After School or Virtual School programs.*

 After School

3D DESIGN & PRINTING 1 Students will learn to use SketchUp or Blender to create 3D computer-aided designs of their own rooms. They will also design and print a 3D object using our dual extruder FlashForge Creator Pro!

3D DESIGN & PRINTING 2 Students will learn more advanced 3D modeling techniques and print a new 3d object using the dual extruder FlashForge Creator Pro.

APP DESIGN With the kid-friendly program App Inventor 2 by MIT, kids learn coding while making their own apps. They test their creations on either a simulator or Android phone.  Example Apps that kids as young as 2nd grade have made are Finger Painting, Virtual Pet, and Multiplication Help.

BLOGGING Students create and format their own blog site.  Privacy and good digital citizenship is stressed along with learning basic HTML and web design.

ENGINEERING FUN! Students will learn how engineering affects their lives. They will solve problems using everyday objects, conduct experiments, participate in hands-on learning activities, and create amazing inventions!

ENGINEERING FUN 2!  A second set of fun, interactive challenges for kids to see engineering in the everyday.

GRAPHIC DESIGN Kids use a variety of image- and design-creating and editing software and learn how to create and handle digital artwork.  Students practice logo design, tesselations and more and finish with their own portfolio.

KEYBOARDING Students learn keyboarding and 10-key numeric typing in a fun, interactive game-like setting. Home keys, shortcut keys, function keys and editing keyboard preferences will all be covered. An essential for today’s word processing demands!

MAKERSPACE ELEMENTARY A place for building, inventing, learning tools, exploring materials, and more. Incorporates key principles of Makerspaces including student-chosen activities, hands on building, tinkering and imagining.  Example sessions include safety and use of hand and power tools, DIY non-electrical pinball machines, Medieval machines and precision stenciling- but sessions can and will be guided by student input. 

MAKERSPACE MIDDLESCHOOL Tinker, invent, learn tools, explore materials, and create! Lancer Makerspace brings STEM principles to life by teaching introductory manufacturing techniques including material selection, hand and power tools, engineering design and so much more. Sessions include medieval machines, pyrography (the art and science of burning patterns in wood), special effects using pneumatic (air) pressure, wearable technology and more. Sessions can and will be guided by student input.

MINECRAFT MODS Enjoy watching your favorite YouTubers make and play mods? Learn how to make mods of your very own in Minecraft! Using Blockly, a visual drag-and-drop programming language where code looks like puzzle pieces, create mods and see them come to life! Summon animals, build towers, make lightning strike, and more. By the end of the course students will be able to mod at a beginning level.

PRINCESS POWER Adventures in Engineering will have your princess re-imagining and re-enacting their favorite stories while collaborating and learning STEAM concepts. Create structures like Frozen’s Elsa, fight like Shrek’s Fiona or study underwater sounds like The Little Mermaid’s Ariel! Challenge your princess power and engineer your way through classic and modern heroine and princess stories!

ROBOTICS Whether using LEGO® Mindstorms or arduino-compatible PiBots, students learn the function of each part of a robot while designing and coding for challenges.

ROBOTICS JR Use Ozobots and Makey Makey to give young children a way to connect the digital and physical worlds.  Ozobots follow lines and patterns and can be programmed easily.  Makey Makey teaches circuits and turns everyday objects into musical instruments.

SCRATCH CODING VIDEO GAMES & ANIMATIONS Using a visually-oriented programming language designed by MIT, kids get an introduction to coding by making video games and animations.

STAR WARS Star Wars has captivated children for 40 years with the technology, effects and amazing inventions used in “a galaxy far, far away”. Students learn about the forces around them, and have fun exploring the inventions of Star Wars. Discover the real-life adventures of NASA, control a droid, collaborate and code based on Star Wars movies.

SUPERHERO POWERFly high, test your strength, and design superpowered structures based on the most famous DC and Marvel comics! Whether creating a gadget for Batman, slinging Spiderman’s web or testing Captain America’s shield, students will re-imagine and re-enact escapes, rescues & battles while learning STEAM concepts.

CUSTOMIZED PROGRAMMING AIE will work with you to create a STEAM-based program based on your students’ interests or learning needs.

Testimonials

  • My son really benefitted from Mrs. Saville's STEM classes and her hands-on approach. STEM classes are the future of engineering and it's important that students develop skills that help them think outside the box, approach a problem creatively and learn to work with others to maximize each team member's talents. Mary Saville's enthusiasm and passion for STEM classes is contagious and the students not only learn the core concepts, but are able to extend and demonstrate that learning!

    -Mother of a middle school student
  • I would definitely recommend taking a class from Mrs. Saville because she uses STEM activities all the time, and those are the activities that help you learn how to solve real world problems. She shows how STEM classes will help you succeed in the real world!

    -11-year old student
  • You have really sparked his enthusiasm for the whole engineering pursuit

    -Mother of a student
  • It is the best class that I ever took! I learned a lot, but at the same time it was very fun. Thursdays were always the high point of the week!

    -High school student
  • I like how we got to use toys to build something new!

    -1st grade student, in reference to an invention challenge
  • I did a teacher education seminar on the weekend for Makedo and showed off your handy work. Teachers were totally inspired. Thank you and thank your class. Your outputs have exceeded my expectations! It’s so exciting to see, and I love how you say that you don’ see it as trash but as materials – that was always our intention with this product. I would absolutely love your lesson plans for these classes.

    -Makedo, a corporate partner who donated material that was then incorporated into our lesson plan
  • Thank you so much for making this possible by taking an interest in our son during class time - he really enjoyed learning from you.

    -Family of an Intro to Engineering student who became a National Merit Scholarship Finalist
  • For the record it was the time I spent in your classes that developed my love of engineering. I am really looking forward to college, and feel that I am well prepared for the challenges. You have been an amazing teacher

    -High school student about to enter college as an engineering major
  • I greatly enjoyed you as a teacher last year. You got me started on SketchUp and I wanted to show you how far I have come: I made a 3D-designed house!

    -14-year old student, after receiving computer design lessons for a semester
  • Mrs. Saville’s Engineering knowledge and STEM approach was invaluable to our son during his high school years. Her enthusiasm and engaging approach helped direct him into pursuing a mechanical engineering degree in college at a school that is in the top 20 engineering programs in the country.

    -Kirsten K