Robotics for Young Programmers Camp 2016

Robotics for Young Programmers – Summer Camp 2016

A 2015 camper’s submission to the “playground equipment” challenge

Robotics for Young Programmers (rising 2nd graders – 5th graders, Ages 7-10)
For the past three years, we have been teaching kids about computer programming while using age-appropriate tools and activities. We use our Montessori expertise to teach key computer science concepts, such as logic and critical thinking. Students learn how to communicate with various robots and play games to reinforce the idea of computer commands.

‘Robotics for Young Programmers’ utilizes Lego’s WeDo software to teach basic commands – while simultaneously creating robots from Legos. We also use Ozobots, tiny line-drawing robots, so students can learn about different programming languages and how they can work. With rotating stations, each student will get a chance to work with these robots on an individual basis – no sharing required!

Finally, we emphasize the design process and talk about how computers work, all while making learning fun and actively engaging the student.

A picture of an Ozobot following hand-drawn circle

A student is testing out the programming codes for an Ozobot.

AGE

  • This camp is for rising second graders through rising fifth graders (ages 7 -10)

DATES

  • Robotics Camp at The Einstein School will run June 27 – July 1, 2016 from 9:00 a.m – 12:30 p.m.
  • Courtesy drop-off is available at 8:30 a.m. for working parents. Students must be picked up by 12:30 p.m.

PAYMENT

  • The total cost for the camp is $160.
  • An $80 deposit will be required to secure your child’s spot.
  • Due to limited space, deposits will only be refunded if notice is given four weeks prior to camp start date.
  • Once you pay online, Liz will contact you via email – within 48 hours.
  • Remaining balance of $80 is due June 20, 2016 via PayPal invoice (or by check).

 

A 2014 camper’s response to the “household appliance” challenge.