Learn more about our
curriculum, activities, and staff
Gain all sorts of new skills
while using technology
Problem solving through creating
More than anything else, our curriculum emphasizes figuring out ways to bring ideas to life. That can start with prototypes from paper, toy bricks, or the like, as kids gradually get closer to realizing their idea. Instead of aiming for one “correct” answer, kids learn through small creations as they work and make improvements towards a larger project.
Teamwork through group projects
At TECH PARK, we focus strongly on project-based learning. Groups of children come together to work towards a shared goal, learning to respect and cooperate with people with different skills and ways of thinking.
Expressing your ideas
Kids learn how to organize their ideas and share them with others. In order to explain their projects—why they chose to create them and their process—it’s important for kids to first figure out their own story.
Special lessons with
Reporters from Asahi Shimbun taught the kids how to make a newspaper describing their projects.
Taught a workshop on building, swapping parts, and programming walking robots.
Used card games as the theme to teach about gamemaking. Kids tested and fine-tuned rules and balance for their games.
These renowned Fukuoka filmmakers led a special workshop where kids worked in teams to create films with the theme “reverse playback.”
Taught kids how to cut, engrave, stain, coat, and sew real leather to make key cases.
Led a special workshop on their futuristic AR musical instrument, KAGURA, and visual programming language, Springin’.
Sony Store Fukuoka Tenjin
Led a filmmaking workshop using their SLR and 4K video cameras in which kids created commercials and promotional movies.
Led project-based learning lessons to develop an actual product. Kids worked through each step of the process, from market planning and concept design, to making prototypes and a final product.
Fukuoka Architecture Foundation
Took students on a special tour around the city to teach about the history and design of buildings from different eras.
Mont Blanc Pictures
Led a workshop on making digital picture books using illustrations from their picture book, “Chad and Clark.” The kids used the backgrounds and characters to make and present their own original stories.
Original activities Scratch × TECH PARK
TECH PARK’s parent company, Groovenauts, develops a cloud AI platform. Using their
skills and know-how, they collaborated with TECH PARK to create AI blocks for the Scratch programming language. These blocks are now being tested for programming lessons at elementary schools.
And all sorts of other activities:
- AI, games, art, music, websites, etc.
- Simple robots, micro:bits, making instruments
- 3D modeling (CG)
- Characters, game items, etc.
- 3D modeling (CAD)
- 3D printer data, buildings, vehicles, etc.
- Scenario writing, storyboarding, filming, editing, dubbing, etc.
- Digital art
- Photography, illustrations, pattern design, poster making, music making, etc.
- Taught by an American artist
- DIY projects
- Lamps, leather working, digital sewing machines, stools, picture frames, bookshelves, etc.
- Board games
- Shogi, international games, game designing, etc.
- Making transparent plant specimens, slime-making, science kit experiments
- Project-based learning
- Brainstorming topics, evaluating solutions, solving the problem
- Making presentation slides, giving presentations, presentation manners, etc.
- Field work
- Creating 3D models or photos of buildings around the city, tours of local businesses, collaborations with partner companies, etc.
Experienced staff from
all sorts of backgrounds
Beyond expert engineers, our staff also includes a clinical
psychologist, mentors, and other members that work together to support each child.