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Classroom Antics Overview
Classroom Antics was formed to inspire, excite, and enrich the lives of kids in today’s technology world, by delivering educational hands-on programs that promote creativity and teamwork.
Over the past few decades, our world has been turned upside-down with advances in science and technology. So the question becomes, how do we prepare our children to do more than just use these advances, but prepare them to invent tomorrow’s advances. Classroom Antics is working to do just that, by offering diverse hands-on STEAM-focused programs taught by some of the areas brightest teachers that show kids how to apply STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) principles to arrive at creative solutions.
Toby Foote – Founder, Director
Growing up, Toby was highly interested in science and technology, and his desire to explore this area of study didn’t stop after he obtained his degree in Information Science from the University of Cincinnati. He then proceeded to spend numerous years gaining additional programming and technology experience at organizations such as NASA, Compass Technologies, and KeyBank. But after having children of his own, Toby realized he wanted to use his knowledge and experience for the betterment of all children, and formed Classroom Antics.
Today, Toby takes great pride in knowing that since Classroom Antics’ inception in 2007, over 10,000 children (including his own) have been able to channel their excitement, and creativity, into highly valuable technology skills.
Tara Foote – Co-Founder, Marketing Director
Toby Foote and I founded Classroom Antics together to address the rising need for technology education for kids. Computer Science is often not a standard class in today’s curriculum, where it is offered, it’s scope is very limited. We felt that Classroom Antics could help address this issue while emphasizing learning over just doing and sticking to our belief that learning can be fun.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s Degree from Cleveland State. Classroom Antics is my only professional job, however, as anyone who is a mother and wife knows it is not my only job. The favorite part of my Classroom Antics job is helping kids learn to do more with the interests they already have.
Kit John – Program Coordinator
Kit has a desire to make STEAM education available to all kids. She began working with Classroom Antics as a Technology Camp Instructor where she received exceptional reviews from both parents and students. She then took on the role of Program Coordinator with the hopes of advancing the educational offerings of Classroom Antics and increasing the number of programs offered to kids in the area. Prior to working for Classroom Antics, Kit worked as a Technology Instructor for Tech4Kidz in Syracuse, NY. She currently holds a Masters of Science in Communication from Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Science in Communication from Ohio University.
Kit sees the value of STEAM education for all kids and excited to be a part of Classroom Antics’ efforts to offer these educational programs to kids. She is particularly passionate about seeing the number of young girls interested in STEAM-related subjects grow.
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