Formed in 2002, Technology Learning Classes for Kids is dedicated to bringing innovative enrichment programs for children of all ages. The most successful programs has been the introduction of Elem. Engineering & Robotics classes into Hillsborough County schools of which by Spring of 2003 there are 8 schools and 2 home school groups participating with a total enrollment of about 120 ids. In 2004, TLCK will be in 4 counties, adding Pasco, Orange and Seminole counties to the roster.
Owner, K.K. Quah, has long been active in promoting robotics using LEGO at various shows and libraries and is now using a combination of LEGO Dacta materials and his own materials in crafting a robotics curriculum which integrates science and mathematics. The objective is to lead kids through a series of classes which will allow them to use science and mathematics and apply them to computer and robotics technology.
Other ancillary goals which will motivate children and get them excited about science and technology and foster teamwork by participating in fun, open competition. K.K. Quah has mentored a First LEGO League (FLL) team in 2002 and coached a team in the 2003 FLL called “Mars Masters”.
He had been working with the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) to help promote and host Robotic Competitions. The 1st Annual Robot Day contest was held on August 30, 2003 with 6 entries for Robot Sumo, which involves building robots to push other robots out of an arena. The next Robot Day competition will be held in May 16, 2004 at the John F. Germany Public Library.
K.K. Quah was interviewed by Channel 10 News at Tampa Palms Elementary where he was teaching an after school class and this segment was shown Oct 3rd, 2003 on the 6 o’clock news in the “What’s Cool in School” section.
K.K. Quah also appeared in the Tampa Tribune In The Loop section which was printed on October 15th, 2003. The article title was “Mr. Robotics” and on June 10, 2006 of the Northwest Section of the Tribune with the topic headline “Robots Invade Chess Camp”