Wize Computing Academy is Expanding to more schools in Northwest Arkansas!

If you are an Administrator, Educator, Parent or Potential Student and would like Wize Computing Academy to come to your school next, fill out the contact info to the right and let us know.

Wize Computing Academy of Northwest Arkansas

Programs at the Wize Computing Academy follow K–12 Computer Science Standards and are designed to meaningfully extend STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) learning and expanding a child’s mind through the development of critical thinking, logic and reasoning skills. We prepare your students to be the innovators, educators, leaders and learners of the 21st century!

Below are the programs and camps we are currently running. If you would like more information, please fill out the Request for Information form on the right or visit our facebook page at facebook.com/wizeofnwa

What People Are Saying About Us

Tayton is truly hungry to learn coding. He tells me each week that he’s excited for the next class. He says he wishes there was more time in class to share his work. So this is great news to hear you have noticed his work. I appreciate the feedback.

Lisa Case

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"My seven-year-old has loved his coding class with Wize Academy. It is a perfect combination of hands-on-learning in an atmosphere where the kids can be silly and creative. We've done it twice and plan to sign up again!"

Canem (parent of 7 yr old)

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[My son] has been having so much fun with these classes and LEARNING! Highly recommend.

Lisa (parent of 11 yr old)

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Phil and his team are amazing, great to work with and patient! Both of my boys have taken courses through Wize Computing Academy and enjoy it thoroughly and have learned so much. This school year both my sons, (6 & 8) learned how to code and my oldest learned how to 3D design and print. We are very grateful for the opportunities they offer!!

Janie (parent of 6 & 8 yr old)

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Wize Computing Academy has been such a blessing to our families and students. It has provided an opportunity for our students to take their problem solving skills and apply them through a project-based approach to learning. Our students are better digital citizens, collaborators, communicators, and designers because of the classes that they have taken through Wize. It has been a joy to see our students become more empowered through the skills and lessons they have learned through robotics and coding.

 

Chelsea (Grammar School Principal)

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Programming for Beginners – Grades 1-3

Start your campers down an exciting path of learning with the building blocks of Computer Programming. Students will create their own animations, stories and digital games using characters they love. Introducing MIT Scratch! A powerful programming language that, once learned, allows kids to build on their coding skills for years to come. In our project-based learning curriculum, students are taught the basic tools, all while having loads of fun!

Creating Mods in Minecraft – Grades 4-8

Come learn how to imagine, create and share amazing mods in Minecraft by learning programming concepts and applying them to manipulate every aspect of the Minecraft world! See your mod in action in Minecraft server or fine-tune it in a simulator. After coding your mods, step into our Realm and create with other campers. Students must have Minecraft Java Edition Account (not iPad/Xbox/Playstation) and join us on a computer with Minecraft Java Edition (PC/MAC) installed.

Programming in Python – Grades 4-8

Students will learn coding concepts using the most popular programming language, Python. In this advanced beginner camp, students learn Python by making fun games and drawings and animations. It will be helpful if campers have experience with basic coding concepts (i.e. MIT Scratch), but no previous python experience is required.

Creating Mods in Minecraft – Grades 1-3

Come learn how to imagine, create and share amazing mods in Minecraft by learning programming concepts and applying them to manipulate every aspect of the Minecraft world! See your mod in action in Minecraft server or fine-tune it in a simulator. After coding your mods, step into our Realm and create with other campers. Students must have Minecraft Java Edition Account (not iPad/Xbox/Playstation) and join us on a computer with Minecraft Java Edition (PC/MAC) installed.

Build-Your-Own Digital Games – Grades 1-3

This is one of our most popular courses. Our young learners get to build their own digital games using a popular computer software language called MIT Scratch. They will design their own chase games, side-scrolling, racing or other styles... set up high scores and let their friends try and beat them. The course will have various students of all levels of skills, from those new to Scratch to learners who are more advanced. We will design projects and coursework to match the skills of our students individually.

3D Modeling, Printing & Design – Grades 4-8

One of our most fun S.T.E.M. experience camps! In this engineering design course, students will learn about 3D printers, including how they work, their use and the software required to bring their designs to life. However, a majority of the classes are about design, utilizing a 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) program and taking increasingly more challenging 3D design projects and bringing them to life through the printer. Students love this class since they are able to create very tangible results that we can print for them.

Intro to Scratch Programming- Grades 4-8

Start your students down an exciting path of learning with the building blocks of Computer Programming. Students will create their own animations, stories and digital games using characters they love. Introducing MIT Scratch! A powerful programming language that, once learned, allows kids to build on their coding skills for years to come. In our project-based learning curriculum, students are taught the basic tools, all while having loads of fun!

Micro:Bit Programming – Grades 1-3

In this introductory series, campers learn basic programming concepts and introductory robotics through the use of a BBC Microbit (A pocket sized computer). These small devices pack a powerful punch of fun, and your campers will learn how to control various capabilities (LEDs, Sounds, accelerometer, controller buttons, etc). Students will need to purchase a Micro:Bit for use at home (~$25), but our camp will program these using an online coding platform.

Build-Your-Own Digital Games – Grades 4-8

This is one of our most popular courses. Our young learners get to build their own digital games using a popular computer software language called MIT Scratch. They will design their own chase games, side-scrolling, racing or other styles... set up high scores and let their friends try and beat them. The course will have various students of all levels of skills, from those new to Scratch to learners who are more advanced. We will design projects and coursework to match the skills of our students individually.

Coding in Virtual and Augmented Reality – Grades 4-8

Step into Virtual Reality! We will be using CoSpaces to create Augmented and Virtual Reality interactive content while coding. We will explore the creation of virtual tours, storytelling, games and simulations. This class opens up a whole new view to the world of Virtual Reality. Limitless possibilities.

Website Development (HTML Programming) – Grades 4-8

Ready to make your mark on the web? Learn the tools that pros use – HTML5, JavaScript & CSS3, and design your own website. The websites are themed and uniquely built based on the area of interest of the camper – hobbies, business idea, social impact. Students get to own the site and continue building on it even after the class!!

LEGO EV3 Programming – First LEGO League Intro – Grades 4-8

In this course, students learn many engineering and coding concepts while building and programming a functional robot using Lego EV3 Mindstorm kit. Online, students spend most time programming, but their programs are implemented in the class with a live robot. This camp is designed to prepare campers for First Lego League and other competitions, which typically kickoff in the Fall.

After-School Computer Coding & Robotics Programs

In this class, students are introduced to creative coding and robotics through fun and engaging projects like building computer animations, designing interactive games and programming useful robots. We help students develop into logical thinkers, problem solvers and creators through projects using the Scratch & Scratch Jr Programming Languages, LEGO WeDo, and LEGO Mindstorms EV3 platforms. If you would like to see these classes brought to your school, please fill out the Request for Information form on this webpage.

Project-based learning

Students learn by designing, building & coding FUN projects

Small Class Size

Low Instructor-to-Student Ratio

Computational Thinking

Logical Thinking, Critical Reasoning & Problem Solving

Enhance Cognitive Skills

Hand-eye co-ordination, Self-esteem, Confidence & Presentation Skills