Fall 2019 registration is now open.


Classes are taught by grade level.
Students will select and reserve a day/time each week to attend. Our classes are designed for hands on experiential learning and creative thinking.

Our offerings are as follows:

IFLEED Fall Algebra 1 academy registration (for students entering 8th grade/Algebra 1 in fall 2019)                   

(Sept 9 - Dec 17, 2019)

Day

5:30 – 7 pm ($420)

Tuesday

Algebra 1 academy

Algebra1 Academy is designed to boost math education in Central Wisconsin and pave the way for more students to go to college. This program is designed to teach incoming 8th grade/algebra 1 students in middle schools using interactive algebra, hands on manipulatives, interactive notebooks, experiments and games in tackling challenging topics in algebra. Success in algebra puts students in advanced math classes in high school and college — paving a path for them to be highly successful in STEAM vocations, set to grow at 17% or more annually.

This is one of a two part semester long class (fall and spring) that will continue to support students who might have to take the test at the end of the school year.

IFLEED Fall 1 registration                    

(Sept 9 - Oct 25, 2019)

Day

2 – 3 pm ($160)

4 – 5 pm ($160)

5:15 – 6:30 pm ($200)

Monday

 

Tinkering with numbers (preschool)

Hydroponics lab: growing plants at home (Part 1) (3-6)

Tuesday

 

World of robots + art (k-2)

 

Wednesday

 

Paper circuits (k-2)

Electronics and circuits (3-5)

Thursday

STEAM literacy (mixed group)

Chemistry junkie (6-8)

 

Tinkering with numbers (preschool)    

Number sense is one of the most important concepts to know in life and the most difficult for many to grasp. By introducing children to number concepts early, we set the path for kids to be successful in abstract and higher STEAM classes. Students will work with manipulatives, art , sensory art and books to learn about all kind of numbers from real to complex numbers.

 

Hydroponics lab: growing plants at home (Part 1) (3-6)

Hydroponics is a two-part series class ( Part 1 in fall, Part 2 in winter) where students will be taught to build their own eco garden with LED grow lights and semi hydroponic system. Hydroponics is method where food is grown in water and without soil. The goal of this class is to create citizens who have the knowledge to be self-sustainable to grow their own food which is clean and nourishing.

In part 1 of this class (Fall 2019), students will build a lab using steel materials, install LEDs using solders, design and create an automated water system to water the plants and finally use a timer switch to control the amount of light to provide the plants to achieve maximum growth.

In part 2 of this class (Winter/Spring 2020), the same students will pick foods they want to grow, pick out materials to encourage growth without the use of soil and monitor the growth of plants. Students will also need to revisit their light design as needed to achieve maximum growth.

All students who complete both part 1 and 2 will be invited to be part of the Monk Botanical gardens summer camp to transfer the lab plants to be grown in the garden during the summer time.

 

World of robots + art (k-2)      

The world of robots is a class where students are encouraged at a very young age to learn about robots using art. We will use fractions, shapes, cardboards, painting, playdoh to learn about inventing and building robots.

They will also learn the different parts and functions of each robot. After completing this class, students will be ready to build their own robot during summer camp 2020.

 

Paper circuits (k-2)

Paper circuits are low-voltage electronic circuit that are created on paper or cardboard using conductive copper tape, LEDs and a power source such as a coin-cell battery. This technique is a great way to introduce young children who are not able to use soldering due to safety issues to learn about electronics and circuits. In addition to being educational, this class will help to bring artwork and papercraft to life. We will be making electronic cards and 3D art work.

 

Electronics and circuits (3-5)

Children are naturally curious about how things work. With a trend in STEAM and job growth in the engineering, it's a great time to teach kids about electronics. What happens if we change the value of a resistor? How do we teach kids soldering, wrapping wires, or using a breadboard, and making them understand the flow of current and voltage? This is class to be if you want to build circuits, see your work come to life and leave with a mini project weekly along with picking up technical skills on the side.

Parents will need to sign a letter to state that they will allow they kids to work with solders and soldering iron. We will not be able to allow kids to solder with this.


Chemistry junkie (6-8)    

Kids love to mix things, whether it be at the dinner table, or at school, so its time they learn the icky sticky chemistry that can stop a germ in its tracks, literally. Kids will explore what makes up nearly everything, from chemical reactions that puff and explode, to those liquid physics that parents love, except we will call the chemistry as we see it on the Periodic Table of Elements. Kids will become chemistry wizards and learn at least one new trick to perform at home.

IFLEED Fall 2 registration                                           

(Nov 4 - Dec 20, 2019)

 

Day

4 – 5 pm ($120)

5:15 – 6:30 pm ($150)

Monday

Electronics for kids (k-2)

Coding with Arduino (Part 1) (3-5)

Tuesday

Chemistry junkie (1-3)

 

Wednesday

Earth science: The world around me (2-5)

Coding with Arduino (Part 1) (6-8)

Thursday

Anatomy and Physiology through art (preschool -1)

 


Chemistry junkie (1-3)

Kids love to mix things, whether it be at the dinner table, or at school, so its time they learn the icky sticky chemistry that can stop a germ in its tracks, literally. Kids will explore what makes up nearly everything, from chemical reactions that puff and explode, to those liquid physics that parents love, except we will call the chemistry as we see it on the Periodic Table of Elements. Kids will become chemistry wizards and learn at least one new trick to perform at home.


Coding with Arduino (Part 1) (3-5)

Arduino is a great way to encourage new programmers and remove the stigma that coding is hard for kids who want to learn programming and robotics. It’s a fun and interactive way to write codes, program them into chips and see your codes come to life.

Students will be using desktops and work in groups to learn about Arduino, python and programmable circuits.

  

Electronics and circuits (k-2)    

Children are naturally curious about how things work. With a trend in STEAM and job growth in the engineering, it's a great time to teach kids about electronics. What happens if we change the value of a resistor? How do we teach kids soldering, wrapping wires, or using a breadboard, and making them understand the flow of current and voltage? This is class to be if you want to build circuits, see your work come to life and leave with a mini project weekly along with picking up technical skills on the side.

 

Anatomy and Physiology through art (preschool – 1)    

It is challenging for children to learn about their body and organ functions and yet we have a class for preschool-k? Yes we do! Traditionally, human anatomy (body form) and physiology (body function) are taught using a mixture of techniques from worksheets to three-dimensional models. Using the techniques used by Norroz and Froelich using a custom wearable e-textile shirt to teach anatomy and physiology to children and art and painting, we will introduce our students to visualize, design and create their own understanding of their body parts. (Norooz, L., & Froehlich, J. (2013, June). Exploring early designs for teaching anatomy and physiology to children using wearable e-textiles. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children (pp. 577-580). ACM.)


Coding with Arduino (Part 1) (6-8)

Arduino is a great way to encourage new programmers and remove the stigma that coding is hard for kids who want to learn programming and robotics. It’s a fun and interactive way to write codes, program them into chips and see your codes come to life.

Students will be using desktops and work in groups to learn about Arduino, python and programmable circuits. Students who complete this class will be allowed to take the robotics coding class in summer 2020.


Earth science: The world around me (2-5)    

Our Earth is full wonders and a lot of mysteries. Every day scientists find many new discoveries regarding our planet. Earth science is the study of planet Earth. In this class, we will learn about volcanoes, oceans, minerals, earthquakes, mountains and all kinds of interesting Earth topics. Students will create some of the phenomenon’s using clay, painting, mineral substance and science to experience our earth. The goal is to have students to understand the planet that they live in, so they can protect and appreciate the world we live in.

 

Our classes are all HANDS ON!!!

Tuition is indicated in the tables above. You can choose to pay in 2 installments or in full. 1st payment is due by the first day of class. Tuition includes all supplies and materials. Email shanthi@ifleedinstitute.com if you have any questions.

 If you are ready to register, click on the Register now button below. You can select a class to attend once you register. You can alternatively call the center at (715) 600-1851 or email shanthi@ifleedinstitute.com.