Filtering by: Ups and Rounds

Workshop: Harness the Sun's Waves
Jun
27
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Harness the Sun's Waves

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION: For kids who dare to wonder with sustainable power sources!  In this workshop children become engineers, makers, and artists. They will create circuits and explore how solar panels can power lights and sound art pieces to be installed in the GIANT Wave Makers Festival.

Recommended for ages 5 to 12

LEARN ABOUT

  • Sustainable energy and solar panels

  • Connecting solar panels in series and parallel

  • Powering up a circuit with solar energy

WORKSHOP LENGTH: 1.5 hour + Complimentary 1 hour access to GIANT Open Studio after the workshop

TIME: 3:30 to 5pm on June 27th

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: This workshop will be lead by GIANT founders, Dr. Azi Jamalian, and Dr. Jessica Mezei. Azi has a PhD in Cognitive Studies in Education from Columbia University and bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering. Azi loves designing programs and tools for children to learn new things with confidence and joy. Jess has a PhD in Science Education from Columbia University. A former teacher and informal educator, from camps to classrooms, she brings curiosity and care to set the stage for learning.

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Workshop: Build And Code Musical Instruments #3
Jun
26
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Build And Code Musical Instruments #3

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION: In this workshop children become designers, coders, and musicians! They will be invited to learn fundamentals in coding (variables, functions, loops, and logic statements), compose and code their own music pieces, fabricate and build unique instruments using littleBits Code Kit, and play music on their newly built instruments!

Recommended for ages 5-12

LEARN ABOUT

  • Coding fundamentals (variables, functions, loops, and logic statements)

  • Block-based coding

  • Building programmable musical instruments

WORKSHOP LENGTH: 1.5 hour + Complimentary 1 hour access to GIANT Open Studio after the workshop

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: This workshop will be lead by GIANT founders, Dr. Azi Jamalian, and Dr. Jessica Mezei. Azi has a PhD in Cognitive Studies in Education from Columbia University and bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering. Azi loves designing programs and tools for children to learn new things with confidence and joy. Jess has a PhD in Science Education from Columbia University. A former teacher and informal educator, from camps to classrooms, she brings curiosity and care to set the stage for learning.

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Workshop: Curious Waves with Fruits and Veggies #2
Jun
25
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Curious Waves with Fruits and Veggies #2

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION: For curious kids who want to make waves through unexpected objects! Join this workshop if you want to learn how electric current flows and experiment to find out what surprising materials can sustain electricity. They will be invited to become circuit designers and scientists that will experiment on fruits, vegetables and more to see what kind of waves they can make! Turn everyday objects like bananas into touchpads, surprising sounds, or perhaps magical lights! Come and experiment with us.

Recommended for ages 5 to 12

LEARN ABOUT

  • Electricity and conductivity

  • Basic circuit design

  • Building sensors

  • Designing musical water and more

WORKSHOP LENGTH: 1.5 hour + Complimentary 1 hour access to GIANT Open Studio after the workshop

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: This workshop will be lead by GIANT founders, Dr. Azi Jamalian, and Dr. Jessica Mezei. Azi has a PhD in Cognitive Studies in Education from Columbia University and bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering. Azi loves designing programs and tools for children to learn new things with confidence and joy. Jess has a PhD in Science Education from Columbia University. A former teacher and informal educator, from camps to classrooms, she brings curiosity and care to set the stage for learning.

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Workshop: Code Robots to Play Music or Make Art #2
Jun
24
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Code Robots to Play Music or Make Art #2

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High LIne Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION: In this workshop children become coders, robot builders, musicians and artists! They will be invited to learn fundamentals in coding (variables, functions, loops, and logic statements), build their own robots with littleBits electronic building blocks, program Dash robots by Wonder Workshop, and code their robots to play music or create an art piece to be installed in the GIANT Wave Makers Festival.

Recommended for ages 5-12

LEARN ABOUT

  • Coding fundamentals (variables, functions, loops, and logic statements)

  • Robotics

  • Sensors, inputs, and outputs

WORKSHOP LENGTH: 1.5 hour + Complimentary 1 hour access to GIANT Open Studio after the workshop

TIME: 3:30 to 5pm on June 24th

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: This workshop will be lead by GIANT founders, Dr. Azi Jamalian, and Dr. Jessica Mezei. Azi has a PhD in Cognitive Studies in Education from Columbia University and bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering. Azi loves designing programs and tools for children to learn new things with confidence and joy. Jess has a PhD in Science Education from Columbia University. A former teacher and informal educator, from camps to classrooms, she brings curiosity and care to set the stage for learning.

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Workshop: Build And Code Musical Instruments #2
Jun
19
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Build And Code Musical Instruments #2

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION: In this workshop children become designers, coders, and musicians! They will be invited to learn fundamentals in coding (variables, functions, loops, and logic statements), compose and code their own music pieces, fabricate and build unique instruments using littleBits Code Kit, and play music on their newly built instruments!

Recommended for ages 5-12

LEARN ABOUT

  • Coding fundamentals (variables, functions, loops, and logic statements)

  • Block-based coding

  • Building programmable musical instruments

WORKSHOP LENGTH: 1.5 hour + Complimentary 1 hour access to GIANT Open Studio after the workshop

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: This workshop will be lead by GIANT founders, Dr. Azi Jamalian, and Dr. Jessica Mezei. Azi has a PhD in Cognitive Studies in Education from Columbia University and bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering. Azi loves designing programs and tools for children to learn new things with confidence and joy. Jess has a PhD in Science Education from Columbia University. A former teacher and informal educator, from camps to classrooms, she brings curiosity and care to set the stage for learning.

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Workshop: Sewing Lights Together
Jun
18
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Sewing Lights Together

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION: For maker kids who want to sew a textile that lights up! Join this workshop for an introduction to e-textiles where you will learn how to stitch, wire and power-up LEDs. We will be working with fun textiles and materials to design a quilt that will light up the night. Participants will learn about simple circuits, conductive thread, batteries, LEDs, and more. Together, we’ll create a large 20+ swatch quilt with lights and exhibit our masterpieces at The GIANT Wave Makers Festival!

Recommended for ages 5 to 12

LEARN ABOUT

  • Identify and use basic electronic components

  • Create basic electronic circuits

  • Sew with conductive thread

  • Make a DIY project that sparkles and glows

WORKSHOP LENGTH: 1.5 hour + Complimentary 1 hour access to GIANT Open Studio after the workshop

TIME: 3:30 to 5pm on June 18th

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR: This workshop will be lead by Dr. Ronah Harris, who is computer science educator, STEM education advocate and founder of Play Pattern LLC an Education Technology consultancy. Ronah is a graduate of the Teachers College, Columbia University and has published and consulted on topics of cognition, creativity, innovation, technology and design.  

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Workshop: Curious Waves with Fruits and Veggies #1
Jun
17
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Curious Waves with Fruits and Veggies #1

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION: For curious kids who want to make waves through unexpected objects! Join this workshop if you want to learn how electric current flows and experiment to find out what surprising materials can sustain electricity. They will be invited to become circuit designers and scientists that will experiment on fruits, vegetables and more to see what kind of waves they can make! Turn everyday objects like bananas into touchpads, surprising sounds, or perhaps magical lights! Come and experiment with us.

Recommended for ages 5 to 12

LEARN ABOUT

  • Electricity and conductivity

  • Basic circuit design

  • Building sensors

  • Designing musical water and more

WORKSHOP LENGTH: 1.5 hour + Complimentary 1 hour access to GIANT Open Studio after the workshop

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: This workshop will be lead by GIANT founders, Dr. Azi Jamalian, and Dr. Jessica Mezei. Azi has a PhD in Cognitive Studies in Education from Columbia University and bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering. Azi loves designing programs and tools for children to learn new things with confidence and joy. Jess has a PhD in Science Education from Columbia University. A former teacher and informal educator, from camps to classrooms, she brings curiosity and care to set the stage for learning.

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Spotlight Workshop: Make Waves with Rap
Jun
14
3:30 PM15:30

Spotlight Workshop: Make Waves with Rap

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High LIne Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION: For kids who dare to use poetry and rhyme to share their ideas! Join this workshop if you want to use your voice in a new way or hone your rapping craft. During the workshop you will put your voice to work through voice exercises, learn how to put together your own rap and even perform.

Recommended for children ages 5-12

LEARN ABOUT

  • Confidence building

  • Literacy and Poetry

  • Rap singing

WORKSHOP LENGTH: 1.5 hour + Complimentary 1 hour access to GIANT Open Studio after the workshop

TIME: 3:30 to 5pm on June 14th

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

This workshop will be lead by GIANT guide, Raegan Sealy, our voice specialist, who is a singer, rapper and poet from the UK. She is a former TED Resident, Fulbright Scholar with an MFA in poetry.

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Workshop: Code Robots to Play Music or Make Art #1
Jun
12
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Code Robots to Play Music or Make Art #1

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High LIne Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION: In this workshop children become coders, robot builders, musicians and artists! They will be invited to learn fundamentals in coding (variables, functions, loops, and logic statements), build their own robots with littleBits electronic building blocks, program Dash robots by Wonder Workshop, and code their robots to play music or create an art piece to be installed in the GIANT Wave Makers Festival.

Recommended for ages 5-12

LEARN ABOUT

  • Coding fundamentals (variables, functions, loops, and logic statements)

  • Robotics

  • Sensors, inputs, and outputs

WORKSHOP LENGTH: 1.5 hour + Complimentary 1 hour access to GIANT Open Studio after the workshop

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: This workshop will be lead by GIANT founders, Dr. Azi Jamalian, and Dr. Jessica Mezei. Azi has a PhD in Cognitive Studies in Education from Columbia University and bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering. Azi loves designing programs and tools for children to learn new things with confidence and joy. Jess has a PhD in Science Education from Columbia University. A former teacher and informal educator, from camps to classrooms, she brings curiosity and care to set the stage for learning.

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Workshop: Build And Code Musical Instruments #1
Jun
11
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Build And Code Musical Instruments #1

  • The GIANT Room Pop Up at High Line Nine (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

DESCRIPTION: In this workshop children become designers, coders, and musicians! They will be invited to learn fundamentals in coding (variables, functions, loops, and logic statements), compose and code their own music pieces, fabricate and build unique instruments using littleBits Code Kit, and play music on their newly built instruments!

Recommended for ages 5-12

LEARN ABOUT

  • Coding fundamentals (variables, functions, loops, and logic statements)

  • Block-based coding

  • Building programmable musical instruments

WORKSHOP LENGTH: 1.5 hour + Complimentary 1 hour access to GIANT Open Studio after the workshop

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS: This workshop will be lead by GIANT founders, Dr. Azi Jamalian, and Dr. Jessica Mezei. Azi has a PhD in Cognitive Studies in Education from Columbia University and bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering. Azi loves designing programs and tools for children to learn new things with confidence and joy. Jess has a PhD in Science Education from Columbia University. A former teacher and informal educator, from camps to classrooms, she brings curiosity and care to set the stage for learning.

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