After-School Robotics and Coding Course Portal Curriculum Summary
School Year Semesters
During the school year, teachers put together classes that are derived from lessons within our pool of curriculum that supports NGSS Standards. The fall semester is a different course than our Winter/Spring semester. The Winter/Spring semester of our robotics program can be a continuation of the fall semester, but also allows new students to engage and participate as a beginner in an encouraging and supportive environment. Students learn fundamentals in a way that utilizes programming lessons with 'real world' classroom challenges, and team challenges are incorporated into each lesson. All classes encourage children to become conscious of their abilities, to problem solve, and to work together with others, all while having a fun experience in learning!
During the school year, because classes are 1-hour long and 1 week apart from each other, students will participate in roughly 85% coding and 15% engineering. Summer Camps, Winter Camps, and Spring Camps are roughly 50% coding and 50% engineering because they are 5 days per week and about 6 hours per day; therefore, students have more time to build.
**"JR" and "SR" only describe the grade level of the class. Unless noted as "intermediate" or "middle-school", these classes are for beginners or those who have taken robotics from other institutions**
GRADES 1-2 / 1-3 (Beginner)
The Jr. robotics course (Grades 1-2) is a beginner course that takes students on an introductory journey into the world of robotic machines. Students will be introduced basic engineering challenges and programming concepts. Students learn through creating, programming, and building using motors and sensors. Our curriculum supports NGSS standards through STEM learning and is taught by instructors following ISTE teaching standards.
GRADES 3-5 (Beginner - Intermediate)
The Sr. robotics program (Grades 3-6) is a beginner course that scratch based GUI programming. This course takes students on an adventure of technology and creativity, as students go through a course in understanding computer science. Students learn about conditional statements, multi-threading, wait, loop, data operations, motors, sensors and more to solve real world team challenges. Our curriculum supports NGSS standards through STEM learning and is taught by instructors following ISTE teaching standards. *Our curriculum supports beginner students as well as students with experience in coding and robotics.*