What is Tiny Tech’s Interactive Program?
The Tiny Tech’s Interactive Program is an 8-month program designed to ignite your child’s curiosity about science, technology, engineering, and math while creating a positive environment that fosters teamwork and creativity.
Why participate in Tiny Tech’s Interactive Program?
As our nation’s leaders are looking for ways to make a country more efficient, they are relying more and more on professionals in the Science, Mathematics, and Technical industries. With no answers in sight for many of our nation’s challenges, these professionals will be sought after for years to come. Now is the time to begin training our sons so they will be in position to become leaders of tomorrow.
The model for the Tiny Tech’s Interactive Program is based on the TAC-B concept. TAC-B is an acronym, which stands for Teaching, Assessing, Conceptualizing, and Building. Each project will consist of the participant’s completion of all four phases of the TAC-B model.
During the Teaching Phase, the participants will be introduced to a mathematical or scientific concept, which will be essential for the project’s completion at the end of each session. Topics may include but are not limited to shapes, measurement, counting, and more.
In order to ensure that every participant has a good grasp of each concept presented in the Teaching Phase, a program representative will administer a basic knowledge check. The basic knowledge check may be written, computer-based or oral. Additionally, these basic knowledge checks may be conducted in the Conceptualizing Phase.
This phase is crucial for developing analytical skills, as well as, encouraging creativity. At this point, participants will begin to envision a mental picture of the project, which will be translated into a blueprint for his project.
Lastly, each participant will work with his group mentor to construct his original work. At the end of each session, the participant will have experienced a sense of accomplishment and pride knowing that he has worked hard to produce his very own masterpiece.
Program Prayer and Pledges
What is the “Little Workman’s Prayer?
- Lord bless my hands that I may build. Bless my mind to learn new skills
- Bless what I do and what I make to show how small things can be great
What is the Tiny Techs’ Pledge?
We are Tiny Techs, we know our golden rule. When we are home we play with toys but when at work we build with tools. We use our minds, and make designs to build most anything. But most of all we are learning how to build our dreams. We are Tiny Techs.
- Each participant must have a Release signed and on file before using tools or equipment
- Each participant must be in a grade between 2nd and 5th.
- Each participant must be dressed in a long sleeve shirt, work gloves & goggles, cargo pants and boots.
- Each participant must attend each phase during each session in order to build a project.
- Each participant will pay a $75 registration fee to cover work project materials which is due Nov. 15, 2015.
- Each participant must participate in additional fundraising activities to support the program (as needed).
- Give payment to Deaconess Rorita Cooper prior to participation
NOTE: There will only be a maximum of 20 participant slots during the 2015-2016 session. There will be a wait list with rolling enrollment for those registrants who may participate throughout the program year.