NEW ACTIVITIES – ROBOTICS AND CHESS!
TES will start with robotics lessons from February 6th! Robotics is a branched of science and engineering includes work with robots, construction, design etc. Edison Robot V2.0 will be used in the lessons.
About the teacher: Hi, I’m Vahur. I am a member of Estonian startup community. I am freelancer technology journalist and video producer. I earned my Master Degree in Liberal Arts, my passion is technology and I am following what’s happening in the technology world all the time.
Two years ago, I met in the Slush the founder of Angry Birds, Peter Vesterbacka. I interviewed him and his story inspired me and I am now helping him with several EdTech projects in Finland and Estonia. Last year I helped to organize the biggest robotics event in Europe, Robotex and after that, I decided that I want to start my teaching career as a Robotics teacher. My goal is to bring TES Robotics team to Robotex competition in 2018.
See you at the course!
- Teacher: Mr Vahur Orrin
- Time: Tuesdays 15:15-16:45
- Group: Primary 1-5
- Room: 317
- Max pupils: 12
- Price: 28,75€/ month
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Chess is a game which is played by millions of people worldwide. Playing chess teaches planning and foresight, improves memory and creativity and gives a great opportunity to spend fun time with friends. The best part about chess is that when you have once learned the rules you can play it with everyone and everywhere and it will never get boring. After school chess lesson is meant for all Primary school students – for those who don’t know the rules yet and for those who have already played before.
About the teachers: We are sisters Margareth and Grete. Our parents taught us the rules and we started playing chess when we were five to six years old. In the past few years, we have also helped to organise different competitions, been arbiters and taught others. We still like chess because you can never master it and you learn something new in every training.
- Teacher: Ms Margareth Olde and Ms Grete Olde
- Time: Fridays 15:30-17:00
- Group: Primary 1-5
- Room: 311
- Price: 23€/ month
- Contact: email@example.com
After School Art
After School Art is a fun chance for budding creative minds to come and practice their art skills as we explore different artistic media and techniques while also learning about some of the worlds most well-known artists.
- Teacher: Mr Ian Karell
- Time: Mondays 15:30-16:30
- Group: Primary 1-5
- 23€/ month – Primary
- Extra fee of 20€ is required at the beginning of the course to cover the cost of materials.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceramic classes are the ideal environment for children to explore their creativity while problem-solving. The 3D nature of clay will allow them to focus on structure, shapes and forms and adapt to change along the way. Children will be encouraged to explore the wonders of clay and will experiment with a variety of building techniques.
My name is Heidi Sibul, I love the creativity and the endless possibilities what working with clay offers. Have been discovering the world of ceramics around 10 years. I have a degree from Tallinn University, I graduated from the field of Natural Sciences – speciality Teacher of Science. Last year I graduated from Olustvere School of Service and Rural Economics – Ceramics speciality. I’m a mother of four kids.
- Teacher: Ms Heidi Sibul
Thursday 16:15-17:00 (Nursery)
Thursday 15:30-16:15 (Primary)
- Price: 34,5 € / month
- Contact: email@example.com
Video & Cinema
Short film represents a form of storytelling that can deliver a message, as any other form of communication. It is also, a form of art that borrows elements from disciplines including acting, human resource management, creative writing, visual arts, animation, covering the different stages of movie making from casting, directing, filming (photography), producing, editing and delivering the final product.
The participants in “Video and Cinema” are invited to explore different stages of filmmaking presented in an easy way, adapted to young students. In the end they will have the chance to produce a 3’ Sort film or animation applying the knowledge and the skills that they gained in classroom.
The short film club is led by Hanna Geara, holder of a Masters degree in Social communication and art.
- Teacher: Mr Hanna Geara
- Group: Secondary (optional for Primary)
- Time: Friday 15:50-16:50
- Price: 23 € / month
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Circus opens up the world of sports to a whole new group of students looking for fun, inclusive, physical activity. The skills learned help us develop patience and persistence. It stimulates imagination and higher order problem solving, by allowing you to explore all the ‘trick’ possibilities of each individual prop. Everything else is just practice.
Circus skills improve ambidexterity, hand-eye co-ordination, depth perception, peripheral vision, neuromuscular balance, quickness under pressure, focus and concentration.
It also improves self-esteem, self-confidence and creates a sense of achievement.
Basic skills can be learned very quickly and most people will find that they can do something that they previously thought ‘impossible’. Once the ‘impossible’ has been achieved, they then have a different outlook on life where suddenly things are much more achievable and within reach.
As circus skills are so wide and varied, just like people, you are bound to find one particular discipline that you enjoy more than others and will want to learn more about.
We’ll introduce skills such as juggling, diabolo, devil stick, plate spinning, object passing and basic acrobatics. The students will be encouraged to get a base level in all skills, with ample opportunity to pursue their favourite.
Circus Jam is a great way for students to keep active, make friends and to challenge their own boundaries.
Teacher, Dan, is an Australian circus and theatre trained performer and teacher. He’s been living in Estonia for the last 7 years and he :
- performs as Dan le Man (more than 1000 shows in more than 30 countries worldwide) www.dan-le-man.com
- manages Open Tsirkus Stage (which runs workshops, shows, festivals and events in the Baltics) www.opentsirkusstage.eu
- directs TaDaa! Festival (which is the Baltics largest street performance festival) www.tadaafestival.org
- and he also teaches at Tallinn University Summer/Winter School, Eesti Kunstiakadeemia and has run courses in the private sector. (He was also running the circus workshop at the Family Picnic Day on 30th August this year)
- Teacher: Dan le Man
- Time: Monday 16:30-17:30 (P2-P3)
Tuesday 16:00-17:00 (P4-S2)
- Price: 25€ /month
- Contact: email@example.com
Design for Change
In the Design for Change club we learn how to apply design thinking to generate ideas and find creative solutions to issues that we care about here and today – in our school, on the street, in our community, in the city we live in. We feel, observe, discover, interpret and imagine, play and prototype, make and improve, and share our ideas. Learning by creating combined with real life challenges helps us grow more aware of our surroundings, develop empathy towards others, actively express our opinion and feel powerful enough to bring about the change we envision.
Design for Change activities will be facilitated by Vera Naydenova who graduated in Social Design: Arts as Urban Innovation from the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
- Groups and time:
- Primary: Wednesdays 16:00-17:00
- Price: 20€/month
10€ one-time fee for materials
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org