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Spring classes

Aloha e nā makua a me nā haumāna! Below are Spring papa that average 8 weeks in length. Review course details and sign up below!

Class Descriptions

Squid Ink II 

Nā haumāna will learn to create 3D models for gaming using Blender and Unity. All levels welcome. 8 week class.

  • Wednesday, Friday | 3:30pm – 5:00pm
  • First class is on January 20
  • Last class and hōʻike on March 12.
  • Class held on Zoom
  • Open to 6th grade +
  • Max 18 students
  • Mac or PC are acceptable devices. If you are in need of a device, you can still register.

 

 

 Code Haumāna

Through playing the online game Code Haumana, nā haumāna will learn the foundation of JavaScript and Computer Science. Along side learning how to code, nā haumāna will learn the basics of ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i.

  • Tuesday, Thursday | 3:30pm – 4:30pm
  • First class is January 19
  • Last class and hōʻike is March 9
  • Class size is 8-12 students 
  • PC/Mac and Desktop/Laptop are acceptable devices. If you are in need of a device, you can still register.

 

Digital Kiaʻi 

A discussion and activity course open to all levels: Nā haumāna will learn the basics of cyber security, archiving digital content and discuss what social media is and learn its history.

  • Wednesday | 4:00pm – 5:45pm
  • First class is January 20
  • Last class and hōʻike is March 10
  • Class size is 8-12 students 
  • PC/Mac and Desktop/Laptop are acceptable devices. If you are in need of a device, you can still register.

Web Development + Entrepreneurship

The course will involve delving into HTML, CSS and JS to create dynamic websites using free platforms such as Repl.it and CodePen.io. This is open to all levels!

  • Monday, Wednesday | 5:00pm – 6:00pm
  • First class is January 20
  • Last class and hōʻike is March 10
  • Open to 6th grade +
  • Max 18 students
  • Mac or PC are acceptable devices. If you are in need of a device, you can still register. 

 

Minecraft for Girls 

This course is designed for all styles of wāhine players to work collectively to overcome weekly challenges that cover an array of topics from coding, redesigning historical sites, and powering crafts with redstone. Wāhine will develop critical thinking skills as they delve into place-based computer science topics in a supportive environment. They will also learn more about the current world of technology and initiatives to address the gender gap in computer science and technology. All levels of experience welcomed!

While we are so lucky to have haumāna of all genders in our courses, we wanted to offer a special Minecraft class to help grow and cultivate our girls (inclusive of cis and trans girls), whose viewpoints are underrepresented yet very needed in Computer Science education and the technology workforce. Later this spring we’ll be offering a Minecraft workshop geared toward a mix of all genders, please stay tuned!

  • Wednesday 4:00pm – 5:00pm | Friday 4:00pm – 6:00pm
  • First class is January 22
  • Last class and hōʻike is March 12
  • Open to 4th – 9th grade; Possible exception for older students
  • Class size is 15-20 students
  • PC/Mac and Desktop/Laptop are acceptable devices. Must download Minecraft 1.15.2. If you are in need of a device, you can still register. 

 

Storybuilding with Apps

Nā haumāna will learn how to tell stories with data and with apps. Weʻll start with easy apps for beginners and move towards advanced apps and concepts that nā haumāna can learn and work on. This is a hands on class and perfect for all levels.

  • Tuesday | 4:00pm – 5:45pm
  • First class is January 21
  • Last class and hōʻike is March 9
  • Class size is 8-12 students
  • PC/Mac and Desktop/Laptop are acceptable devices. If you are in need of a device, you can still register.

 

Nā Kumu

We provide coding, computer science, and technology exploration programming at Hālau ʻĪnana, a Native Hawaiian innovation and collaboration space located in Mōʻiliʻili. Kumu are Native Hawaiian or local people, many are parents, and all have CS knowledge and are passionate about sharing this knowledge to positively affect students’ lives.