Jan
11
Sat
College for Kids @ JMU Memorial Hall
Jan 11 @ 9:00 am – Feb 15 @ 12:00 pm

College for Kids is an enrichment program for children in grades rising K-8. Children will work with James Madison University faculty and graduate students, as well as experts from the community and surrounding area, to try new things, explore and discover talents they never knew they had! This program will be held on 6 Saturdays, January 11th – February 15th, 2020

Technology-related sessions will also be offered. A few are:

  • Coding: Scratch Programming (Grades 4 – 6): This class lets students design their own interactive stories, games and animations while learning basic coding concepts. They will learn how to make characters move around the screen, interact with other characters and respond to sound effects.
  • Lego Engineering (Grades 1 – 5): This class is for young Lego enthusiasts who are ready to delve into the world of engineering and computer coding. Participants will work in teams to build and program their Lego creations using the We-Do Lego curriculum. Each day, students will be presented with a different challenge designed to spark their creativity and put their technical problem solving skills to work.
  • 3D Art (Grades 3 – 5): In this 3D art class, students will explore using both contemporary and classic mediums, while creating sculpture and collage pieces, out of a variety of materials, from foil, to joint compound and clay. Several modern artists will be featured. The final class will feature an “art show” of each students work on display!

For more information, please contact Melissa Heatwole at heatwoml@jmu.edu or (540) 568-4226.

More information and additional course options: https://www.jmu.edu/pce/programs/all/collegeforkids/

Register for College for Kids from Jan. 11 – Feb. 15, 2020

Jan
18
Sat
College for Kids @ JMU Memorial Hall
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm

College for Kids is an enrichment program for children in grades rising K-8. Children will work with James Madison University faculty and graduate students, as well as experts from the community and surrounding area, to try new things, explore and discover talents they never knew they had! This program will be held on 6 Saturdays, January 11th – February 15th, 2020

Technology-related sessions will also be offered. A few are:

  • Coding: Scratch Programming (Grades 4 – 6): This class lets students design their own interactive stories, games and animations while learning basic coding concepts. They will learn how to make characters move around the screen, interact with other characters and respond to sound effects.
  • Lego Engineering (Grades 1 – 5): This class is for young Lego enthusiasts who are ready to delve into the world of engineering and computer coding. Participants will work in teams to build and program their Lego creations using the We-Do Lego curriculum. Each day, students will be presented with a different challenge designed to spark their creativity and put their technical problem solving skills to work.
  • 3D Art (Grades 3 – 5): In this 3D art class, students will explore using both contemporary and classic mediums, while creating sculpture and collage pieces, out of a variety of materials, from foil, to joint compound and clay. Several modern artists will be featured. The final class will feature an “art show” of each students work on display!

For more information, please contact Melissa Heatwole at heatwoml@jmu.edu or (540) 568-4226.

More information and additional course options: https://www.jmu.edu/pce/programs/all/collegeforkids/

Register for College for Kids from Jan. 11 – Feb. 15, 2020

Jan
21
Tue
Bits & Grits (Breakfast) @ Mrs. Rowe's / Staunton
Jan 21 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

SVTC Bits and Grits

 

Come join us for Bits & Grits at Mrs. Rowe’s in Staunton! This is a casual event. Just show up to drink coffee, have breakfast, or just talk with fellow techies in the Shenandoah Valley. Attendees should look for Kurt Plowman when entering Mrs. Rowe’s.

In the Lab @ Explore More Discovery Museum
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grab a lab coat, put on your goggles and enter the Merck Science Lab. Each week will feature a different science project designed just for kids (Tuesdays at 4 PM).

See more at www.iexploremore.com/programs.

Jan
22
Wed
Engineer It @ Explore More Discovery Museum
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Young inventors and engineers will have a chance to integrate all STEM disciplines as they tackle a different design problem each week on Wednesdays at 4 PM.

See more at www.iexploremore.com/programs.

 

Jan
23
Thu
SVTC Luncheon: Protecting Small & Medium-Size Businesses From Cyber Attacks @ Wood Grill Buffet
Jan 23 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

Protecting small and medium-size businesses from cyber attacks.
Lessons learned from the GO Virginia cybersecurity program at BRCC.

Dan O'Brien HeadshotDan O’Brien – current GO Virginia cybersecurity program manager, a former cybersecurity analyst with the US Department of Justice, and also an instructor at Blue Ridge Community College – will talk about best methods for businesses to protect themselves from losses due to cyber-attacks. From BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) policies to backups, from business impact analyses to cybersecurity assessments, and from ransomware to spearfishing protection, the presentation will help to raise cybersecurity maturity organizations and companies. O’Brien will cover new forms of hacking and attacking to keep you up-to-date.

How can you be sure that your vendors are cyber secure? Many attacks these days originate from cyber-insecure companies that share networks with bigger companies such as yours, so their open doors to hackers are yours as well. Also, learn how the GO Virginia cybersecurity program is being used to assist the US Congress with their upcoming Cyber Ready Workforce Act.

Thank you luncheon sponsors:

 

BRCC Logo      Harrisonburg Economic Development Logo

segra logo              Rockingham Insurance Logo

 

 


SVTC Luncheon Sign-up | Jan. 23, 2020

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Jan
25
Sat
College for Kids @ JMU Memorial Hall
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – Feb 29 @ 12:00 pm

College for Kids is an enrichment program for children in grades rising K-8. Children will work with James Madison University faculty and graduate students, as well as experts from the community and surrounding area, to try new things, explore and discover talents they never knew they had! This program will be held on 6 Saturdays, January 11th – February 15th, 2020

Technology-related sessions will also be offered. A few are:

  • Coding: Scratch Programming (Grades 4 – 6): This class lets students design their own interactive stories, games and animations while learning basic coding concepts. They will learn how to make characters move around the screen, interact with other characters and respond to sound effects.
  • Lego Engineering (Grades 1 – 5): This class is for young Lego enthusiasts who are ready to delve into the world of engineering and computer coding. Participants will work in teams to build and program their Lego creations using the We-Do Lego curriculum. Each day, students will be presented with a different challenge designed to spark their creativity and put their technical problem solving skills to work.
  • 3D Art (Grades 3 – 5): In this 3D art class, students will explore using both contemporary and classic mediums, while creating sculpture and collage pieces, out of a variety of materials, from foil, to joint compound and clay. Several modern artists will be featured. The final class will feature an “art show” of each students work on display!

For more information, please contact Melissa Heatwole at heatwoml@jmu.edu or (540) 568-4226.

More information and additional course options: https://www.jmu.edu/pce/programs/all/collegeforkids/

Register for College for Kids from Jan. 11 – Feb. 15, 2020

Jan
28
Tue
In the Lab @ Explore More Discovery Museum
Jan 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Grab a lab coat, put on your goggles and enter the Merck Science Lab. Each week will feature a different science project designed just for kids (Tuesdays at 4 PM).

See more at www.iexploremore.com/programs.

Jan
29
Wed
Engineer It @ Explore More Discovery Museum
Jan 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Young inventors and engineers will have a chance to integrate all STEM disciplines as they tackle a different design problem each week on Wednesdays at 4 PM.

See more at www.iexploremore.com/programs.

 

Feb
1
Sat
College for Kids @ JMU Memorial Hall
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – Mar 7 @ 12:00 pm

College for Kids is an enrichment program for children in grades rising K-8. Children will work with James Madison University faculty and graduate students, as well as experts from the community and surrounding area, to try new things, explore and discover talents they never knew they had! This program will be held on 6 Saturdays, January 11th – February 15th, 2020

Technology-related sessions will also be offered. A few are:

  • Coding: Scratch Programming (Grades 4 – 6): This class lets students design their own interactive stories, games and animations while learning basic coding concepts. They will learn how to make characters move around the screen, interact with other characters and respond to sound effects.
  • Lego Engineering (Grades 1 – 5): This class is for young Lego enthusiasts who are ready to delve into the world of engineering and computer coding. Participants will work in teams to build and program their Lego creations using the We-Do Lego curriculum. Each day, students will be presented with a different challenge designed to spark their creativity and put their technical problem solving skills to work.
  • 3D Art (Grades 3 – 5): In this 3D art class, students will explore using both contemporary and classic mediums, while creating sculpture and collage pieces, out of a variety of materials, from foil, to joint compound and clay. Several modern artists will be featured. The final class will feature an “art show” of each students work on display!

For more information, please contact Melissa Heatwole at heatwoml@jmu.edu or (540) 568-4226.

More information and additional course options: https://www.jmu.edu/pce/programs/all/collegeforkids/

Register for College for Kids from Jan. 11 – Feb. 15, 2020