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Digital Design Lab Open to All Students:
Lead Mentor: Lisa Cummings, lcummings@srcs.org
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Head Teacher Mentor: Ms. Leah Kenzy,
 lkenzy@srcs.org
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A Hub for Our Digital Design


Learn the Power of Design at TL Innovation Digital Design Lab

TL Innovation Lab  offers enrichment programs to explores digital design through the principles of graphic design and 3D design. Our students will learn the power of design in our ever increasing digital world. Students of all levels are welcome to explore pathways in digital design to create cool portfolio pieces or apply design in collaborative projects in applied computer science at our TL Maker Lab. This year, Digital Design will be incorporated into our afterschool programs: TL Maker Lab, TL Video Game Dev Studio and our TL Virtual Reality Art Studio.


What's New?

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  • Coming Soon.......TL Virtual Reatity Art Studio

This October TL Visual Arts Program and TL Innovation Lab along with our new community partners  Virtual Augmented Reality Libraries will be launching a new cutting-edge Virtually Reality (VR) experience for students in the visual art classroom.  Student will have the opportunity to create a virtual art studio where they can create unimagined 3 D art and emersive landscape environments using paint and  3D modeling programs with of Oculus, HTC Vive, and Samsung Gear devices and a Google Expeditions VR classroom. As our program grows we will have the ability to experience masterpieces and architectural landmards to enhance and make more dynamic learning art history. Thanks to our partners at VAR Libraries for offering this innovative way for creative expression in the 21st Century! Stop by Ms. Bernheim's Art Room to see our newly imagined masterpieces of the Digital World!


We Are So Excited about the Launch of TL Video Game Development Studio!


Join the TL Video Game Development Studio with mentors from 2K. It will be an after school commitment from 3 -4:30 pm on Mondays for the entire school year! More details below and important dates:

  •  Lunch Informational with Pizza -- 9/12 at 11:30 in the Engineering Tech Computer Lab
  • Online Application Deadline-- 9/15 at 3 pm  
    Application Link: 
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2YZGZ86
     
  • TL Video Game Dev Team Announcement-- 9/25 at 6 pm via email to selected students
     
  • Mandatory Student and Parent Orientation--9/29pm at 7 pm in the TL Library
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About Digital Design Lab

There are may ways now to explore Digital Art and Design  at TL:

  • Maker Lab meets -after school on Wednesdays in the Engineering Tech Lab
  • TL Video Game Dev Team meets afterschool on Mondays in the Engineering Tech Computer Lab. 
  • TL Virtual Art Stuido meets during Ms. Bernheims visual art classes or during Art Club on Wedesdays through February 2018
  • Take Graphic Design classes at TL.  A new digital pathway in graphic design gives TL Students a range of classes to learn graphic design. This new pathway of learning was created inpartnership with Principal Katy Dunlap, our school district, corporate and community partners.  

Computer Science Instruction

 CodeHS will continue to be our primary partner generously providing online instruction to our students. This year, we are so pleased to announce that TLCoding Lab's student advocacy in partnership with Principal Dunlap, and SRCS district helped in garnering an upgrade in computers and tech to better support our classroom learning!  

Innovative Approach

 TLCoding Lab gives our students opportunities to try coding without the stigma of grades,  to boost their confidence and provide the encouragement and support needed to position them to succeed in future  Computer Science classes and AP courses. CodeHS generously provides cloud-based online computer science curriculum to students. Our entrepreneurial approach with self-paced learning set in an  hub for innovation with a handful of advanced students really get beginners “‘hooked’ on coding--bringing their coding skills quickly up to speed through the peer mentoring.  TLCoding Lab also targets students with little or no coding experience along with under served students who can't  to afford expensive private instruction in summer camps or afters school programs. 

Students Applying Computer Science to their Core Curriculum and Beyond!

Out Comes from a shared vision with our Community Partners:  

  • access to computer science for all students
  • bridges diverse student communities
  • sparking entrepreneurial teaching, dynamic learning and innovation
  • Students bringing computer science projects into their core classes and beyond! 
  • Empowering students to be advocates for diversity in computer science! 

 TL Coding Lab is leading the way in comptuer science instruction and enrichment.  TL Coding Lab continues to  attract industry professionals to mentor and share experiences that open up new academic and career paths in computer science and tech for our students futures beyond TL.  See our list of special guest speakers at TLCoding Lab.


Our more advanced students have opportunities to peer mentor and collaborate developing more advanced projects which they sometimes bring into their core classes at TL and into the community. One of our students in School for Environmental Leadership, a specialized school within Terra Linda High School, created for his LEAD Project a moisture sensor with an Arduino to measure and control water in our campus' organic garden so that not one drop of water is wasted during this drought. Last Spring, TL Coding Lab's entered its first hackathon with Team Coding Against Climate Change. Our team brought their best design, programming and graphics skills to  create an environmental simulation video game for the 2016 Academy of Sciences Game Jam. 

Thanks for the Shout Out Lisa Seacat Deluca, IBM's Master Inventor & MIT's Top Innovator Under 35!


Innovative Learning 

  • 3-D Printed Valentine's Day Chocolates at TL Innovation Lab!

Impacting the World with Code

Go Team Coding for Climate Change! Go TLCoding Lab!  First Hackathon Team!Go California Academy of Science 2016 Environmental Hackathon Game Jam 2016 Team!

What is the Bottome Line? Is there profit to be made... or an ecosystem to save..or a better future for mankind?

Go Team Coding for Climate Change! Go TLCoding Lab!  First Hackathon Team!Go California Academy of Science 2016 Environmental Hackathon Game Jam 2016 Team!

TLCoding Lab participated in its first hackathon at the California Academy of Sciences on April 23rd and 24th. Congratulations to Team Coding Against Climate Change who brought their best game design, digital arts and computer programming savvy to the competition and received an honorable mention for Best Concept Pitch for their multiplayer strategy game called "The Bottom Line!"  The Bottom Line was created in 24hrs including all art assets designed by Team Coding for Climate Change. The Bottom Line is an environmental simulation set on an isolated island and asks CEOs in game play to go forth questioning .....is there money to be made...or is there an ecosystem to save....or is there a better future for mankind? 


Student Advocacy and Leadership!

  Coding at the Carnival! TL Coding Lab student mentor shows coding to Mary Jane Burke, Superintendent of School, MOE and Rachel Kertz,  President, San Rafael City School Board of Trustees at Summerfest Carnival 2015 sponsored by HeadsUp Foundation to raise funds for enrichment K-12..

Coding at the Carnival! TL Coding Lab student mentor shows coding to Mary Jane Burke, Superintendent of School, MOE and Rachel Kertz,  President, San Rafael City School Board of Trustees at Summerfest Carnival 2015 sponsored by HeadsUp Foundation to raise funds for enrichment K-12..

Since our founding with our first enrichment program TL Coding Lab, we have incorporated advocacy for computer science as part the role exceptions for our students. Our students know that through their participation in our coding, making and design labs they can help shape, not only their education, but also affect change for other students and their community. Our students have made presentations and interacted with our SRCS and partners to help build community and express the importance of learning computer science to prepare them for college readiness for their futures beyond TL.  Our students' enthusiasm and advocacy, and collaboration with our Principal Dunlap, district and community leaders resulted in 2 Advance Placement Computer Science courses added to our curriculum for Fall 2017. Also,  this year, we are so pleased to announce that our high school in partnership with SRCS district got a recent upgrade in computers and tech to better support our classroom learning! TL Innovation Lab provides an essential knowledge-base/skill-set to better prepare our students for future college readiness because of the shared vision and goals of our collaborative partners.


A Vision for Innovation

  Thanks for the Tweet, Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools at Summerfest 2015, Annual Fundraiser for HeadsUp Foundation for San Rafael City Schools!

Thanks for the Tweet, Mary Jane Burke, Marin County Superintendent of Schools at Summerfest 2015, Annual Fundraiser for HeadsUp Foundation for San Rafael City Schools!

We are excited to share our wonderful news that our founding enrichment program TLCoding Lab, has been expanded to include coding, making and design. TL Innovation Lab will offered specialized lunch time enrichment programs 3 days a week for computer science instruction, digital media, and making really cool stuff. This tech trifecta offered over multiple days for our students will foster a greater depth in understanding of programing, digital media, and innovation with hands on project-based learning that fosters communication, collaboration and creativity. 


New Programs

  • A New Guest Mentor Program--Let's Make Something Cool Together!

This Fall TL Innovation Lab will continue another year  of our Guest Mentor Program which will bring in a volunteer parent or community partner to lead an applied computer science program! These programs will provide more dynamic and hands-on  opportunities in learning for our students and we will also make so really cool stuff!  Our students will be so thrilled and appreciative to start the year with upgrades and making cool stuff together! Many thanks to the SRCS  and community partners like Hermes Econometrics that recently gave a generous gift to support this innovative program! We look forward to posting on the new and exciting projects that our Guest Mentors will be leading and look for us again at the Maker Faire 2018! If you would like more information on how to become a project mentor please contact Owen Bartolf, Student Founder and Lead Student Mentor at owen.bartolf@gmail.com or Bruce Gustin, Lead Teacher Mentor at bgustin@srcs.org.

  • Student Project Proposal Grants

To encourage in depth and specialized learning for our students, TL Innovation Lab is developing a student grant program to support deeper learning in areas of personal interest. Students will submit a short proposal and budget and be award funding to peruse projects that make them excited about applied computer science and engineering.

 

  • Student Project Proposal Grants

To encourage in depth and specialized learning for our students, TL Innovation Lab is developing a student grant program to support deeper learning in areas of personal interest. Students will submit a short proposal and budget and be award funding to peruse projects that make them excited about applied computer science and engineering.

 


Blog Highlights


All Roads lead to Code! Join in the fun!

Get Involved

TL Digital Lab is made possible through parent, student, alumni, community and corporate partnerships!  Make a difference! Help provide access to Computer Science at one of the most diverse high schools in Marin County. With your involvement, we can continue to support innovation and computer science providing 21st centyury skills for college and career readiness for all students.

Our Digital Design Lab is looking for volunteers and industry partners who have an interest in supporting programming and all things tech at TL. No experience necessary. There are roles for all! Get Invovled! Go Digital Design! Go TL Innovation Lab! Go Partners! Online Volunteer Form>


Our Partners

TL Digital Design Lab partners with a variety of individuals, community and corporate organizations who invest in our community, programs and events to support and inspire computer science and pathways to STEM education for all students at TL!  Join our growing list of partners with your generous donation that will make megabytes of difference at our public high school with one of the most diverse student populations in Marin County. Thank you so much for your generosity to TL Digital Design Lab! 

Contact Owen Bartolf, Student Founder at owen.bartolf@gmail.com or Bruce Gustin@srcs.org  for more information about supporting computer science at TL!


Our Partners Bridging the Gap in Access to Computer Science and Tech!


More Fun Stuff We do!

Hour of Code!

On Wednesday, December 9 at Lunch in Room #302, we celebrated  National Computer Science Education week with code.org's "Hour of Code."  

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. One-hour tutorials are available in over 40 languages at code.org. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.

192,083 Hour of Code events around the world


Building Community--A Special Project

Students of TLCoding Lab entered a competition this past summer, to create a 90 second video to show how our IT Dept. collaborates with our partners, admin, teachers, and students to provide computer science instruction, and innovation around tech at TLCoding Lab!  Although we didn't win the $50,000 Grand Prize, we did  have a whole lot of fun building community with our students, parent volunteers, and our corporate partner CodeHS while collaborating creatively together! This video also helped to raise awareness to the lack of access to paths in computer science at our high school and helped to spotlight our students' enthusiam for CS!!! Watch our video directed by the talented Nick Slanec, a recent graduate of MarinSel, TLHS and TL Innovation Lab. 

Student Advocacy like our video help to show our partners that access to computer science and digital media is important for all at TL, which is one of the most diverse high schools in Marin County!

Operation TLCoding Lab: Implement Computer Science to Save Humanity


A Special Field Trip

 

Director Robin Hauser Reynolds and our generous partners at Mill Valley Film Festival  arranged a special educational screening of her new documentary, CODE:Debugging the Gender Gap in Technology  to build community  with TLCoding Labe our friends at San Rafael High School Physics Academy and the Advanced Digital Media Class at Miller Creek Middle School in October 2015. See how much fun we had!


 

Donate Now!

 

We believe that computer science is an essential foundation knowledge and skill set for our youth and we are working with administration and our school district to create technical transformation and new academic pathways in  computer science and tech rich instruction at one of the most diverse campuses in Marin County.

TL Innovation Lab is our only student hub for learning and innovating with computer science without the impacts of grades while building confidence in learning. Our collaborative programs to give students more time to explore, to create and to innovate daily  while fostering community and more depth around computer science, robotics, digital design and making cool stuff!

 TL Innovation Lab is supported only by our generous students, parent volunteers, teachers and leadership at TLSH and SRCS Districe along with community partners who support greater access to computer science for all students at Terra Linda High School.

You can make megabytes of a difference as an angel investor in our learning with a generous donation to TLCoding Lab! 

Thank you so much for your support!

 

We are an enrichment program developed by TL students and  volunteers of Academic Excellence@TL, a public 5013c,Tax ID # 68-368998 Donations of time, talent, or monetary gifts beginning at $500 and above are acknowledged as a Bridging the Gap  partner on our website with a click through icon, and will also be listed in any special event communication materials. Make megabytes of difference for our students who love to code!
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