Why Should My Child Learn Arduino?

Why Should My Child Learn Arduino?
First of all, what is Arduino?  “Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online.” In other words, a little programmable robot. For those who are fami...
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2017 – 2018 School Year Calendar

2017 – 2018 School Year Calendar
Public Registration now open! Under the GUI consists of 2 semesters per school year: - Fall Semester: September—January (17 lessons) - Spring Semester: February—June (17 lessons) Condensed Courses: During the Fall and Spring Semesters, limited registration for Condensed courses will open for those who missed our regular semester registration. The condensed course will be pro-rated...
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Summer Camps 2017

Summer Camps 2017
  Under the GUI specializes in Coding for Kids and we're excited to offer the experience year-round. Welcome to Summer Tech Camps 2017! Our instructors are industry professionals and love working with kids! Register today to tinker & learn about technology with real world experiences. Join our week-long Summer Camps for 6 - 14 year olds and end with a finished project to take ho...
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Fall 2016 & Spring 2017

Fall 2016 & Spring 2017
The Regular Spring Semester (February- June 2017) has already begun! We're accepting wait-list registrants for a condensed semester at our main location in Kitsilano only. Refer to the Spring 2017 Class Schedule for more information. 2016 - 2017 School Session Dates & Times** Click to open PDF class schedule for Kitsilano and Coquitlam locations Click to open PDF class schedule for Nort...
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Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Fall 2016 Class Schedule
Saturday Classes: September 10 - January 21 Sunday Classes: September 11 - January 22 Saturday Classes: September 10 - January 21 Saturday Classes: September 17 - January 28 Saturday Classes: September 17 - January 28   Thank you for your interest in Under the GUI. Our regular and condensed semesters are now currently full. Registration for the Spring sem...
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About Us

Under the GUI is a computer programming school for children from 7 years old, all the way to late teens. We aspire to create an environment that inspires kids and teens to innovate, think critically, and create with technologies on the fringe of our hi-tech culture. Our teachers encourage students to expand their limitless creativity through the creation of video games, apps, and traditional s...
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FAQ

Here are some of the most commonly asked questions by parents. My child has no prior coding experience, which level should he/she take? In most cases, students start in the class most appropriate for their age. However, some students may show exceptional prowess in technology and would be moved to the level most appropriate for their skill level. Here are our age-appropriate guidelines: ...
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Farewell, Isaac

Under the GUI is excited to release a staff subsection to our current Highlights series. This week, we are interviewing Isaac! He has been a teacher with us since November, 2013. With his passion for computer science and quirky obsession for muffins, the kids have grown to love and appreciate Isaac. They have even come up with a nickname for him - "Iscack". [IS-kak] Aside from teaching at U...
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Competitions in Computing Held by Centre for Education in Mathematics

  Canadian Computing Competition  (Age: any; Date: Feb 18 2015; Level: Beginner) Every year Centre for Education in Mathematics organizes Canadian Computing Competition. The goal is to provide kids, interested in programming and computer science, with challenge. It is a great way for kids interested in computers to show their potential as strong programmers in the future. The competi...
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