Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) July 22, 2014
techJOYnT is a STEM Academy on a social mission to deliver curriculum to reinforce traditional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education through 21st century GEAR (Game Design, Electronics, App Development, and Robotics). The organization offers families, students, and mentors the opportunity to learn engineering and entrepreneurship concepts through hands-on projects that reflect real-life situations. One large component of the techJOYnT mission is to provide summer classes to students so that they may learn and grow, and more importantly, have fun while doing it.
Throughout June and July, techJOYnT ran camps at the Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) F.A.C.E. Center, The Center for the Creation of Economic Wealth (CCEW) at OU, Metro Technology Centers, El Sistema Oklahoma, and at techJOYnT's Rockwell Plaza campus. Students engaged in classes about Game Design, LEGO and Autonomous Robotics, Digital Graphics, and Character Design. More detailed descriptions of these classes can be found in an earlier press release found here.
JP Tugirimana, techJOYnT's Manager of EdTech, teaches Game Design and App Development at CCEW and says, "The objective of these classes is to teach young students programming using a fun method." JP stays true to techJOYnT's mission, helping kids learn the skills they need for the future while simultaneously allowing them do what they like to do.
In addition to summer classes, techJOYnT hopes to wind up the summer with a bang, with several of its students taking part in the 2014 Game Design Summit this Saturday, July 26 at the OCCC Library.