HackShack is an after-school enrichment program that takes your child’s learning to the next level. Our STEAM-based coding, design, and robotics classes inspire curiosity and ignite creativity. Utilizing popular game formats like Minecraft and LEGO Robotics, students develop computational thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and persistence skills.
“My son Nicolas LOVES Hackshack after school progra learning how to code and Minecraft modding. It was amazing for us to see his end of class projects, the things he had created on his own. He is 7 1/2!— Maria Laura Alfonsin
Technology is a big part of kids’ lives nowadays, with iPads, phones and Gaming available all the time, I am so thankful that Hackshack provides a good foundation and the skills that will be needed to be successful in the future. Also, kids are using technology to create things rather than just consuming it. I just signed up my son for Summer camp, he loves it so much!”
Game-based learning is a proven pedagogical approach that enhances motivation, engagement, and retention. By transforming complex concepts into fun and interactive challenges, students not only grasp the material faster but also develop a deeper understanding. They learn to experiment, iterate, and adapt – crucial skills in today’s rapidly evolving world.
Students build and program their own LEGO robots, discovering key concepts in mechanics, automation, and control systems.
Students learn essential computer science skills and concepts like events, sequencing, loops, algorithms, and problem-solving techniques.
Students get a fun introduction to the art of selecting and arranging visual elements—such as typography, images, symbols, and colors—to convey a message.
Hackshack is a fun, engaging, and encouraging program that fosters a passion for learning and exploration, helping students to develop the confidence and skills they need to succeed in life. Moreover, game-based learning fosters an environment of collaboration and healthy competition, promoting teamwork and social skills. It also cultivates resilience and patience, as students learn to navigate challenges and setbacks in the game setting.
LEGO® Education has a wide range of physical and digital educational resources that encourage students to think creatively, reason systematically and release their potential to shape their own futures.
Their solutions for teaching and hands-on learning inspire interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM), targeted at preschool, elementary and middle school. These are based on the LEGO® system for playful learning combined with curriculum-relevant material and digital resources.
Engagement and Progress: Empowering Parents
At HackShack, we believe that parental engagement is crucial in a child’s learning journey. We understand that as a parent, you want to be more than just a spectator. You want to actively participate and have clear visibility into your child’s progress.
That’s why we’ve developed a unique seasonal dashboard – a tool designed to keep you connected with your child’s learning path. Our dashboard provides real-time updates, allowing you to track your child’s progression through our courses. From their first block-based visual coding project to their advancement into text-based coding, design, and robotics, you’ll be able to witness every step of their journey.
The dashboard also provides insight into the skills your child is developing, the projects they’re working on, and the milestones they’re achieving. You can track their growth, celebrate their victories, and even identify areas where they might need more support.
Our seasonal dashboard offers a window into the world of HackShack, enabling you to stay involved and informed. Because when it comes to your child’s education, we believe in transparency, communication, and collaboration.
Join us at HackShack and experience the joy of watching your child grow, learn, and create. Welcome to the future of after-school enrichment and summer camp – welcome to HackShack.