After School Programs

Vancouver Area After School Robotics Programs

After School Programs with LEGO® Education

In the Robotics programs we use LEGO® Education WeDo 1.0 and 2.0 and LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 to stimulate learning in the STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and math).

Robotics Competitions

In addition we prepare qualified student teams for entry into regional Robotics Competitions such as the BCIT GearBots Challenge at the provincial SkillsBC competitions.

STEM Competencies & Learning Goals

The goal of these programs is to help children grow in what is commonly known as 21st Century skills, the skills they will need to succeed in the future job market:

  • Critical thinking skills
  • Computational thinking skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Self – Confidence
  • Computing skills
  • Technological Literacy

Updates for 2016-2017 School Year

Increased Student to Teacher Ratio

We’re thrilled to be able to offer a 6 to 1 student to teacher ratio this fall, for even more hands-on, high-touch support in developing computational thinking, engineering skills, problem solving and more. We have an amazing group of very talented and highly skilled Robotics Instructors that are true role models to the younger generation. We have with us UBC students soon to be Mathematicians, Integrated and Electrical Engineers, Computer Scientists, and Cognitive Systems experts. A lot of nerd power in the room!

More Advanced Coding Languages

With the help of our computer science instructor, we’re introducing more advanced programming tools like RobotC for Mindstorms and Scratch for WeDo 2.0 that more closely simulate coding languages used in the robotics/software engineering industries.  These programming languages will be accessible to students who have completed and show competency in previous Robotics levels using the LabView and WeDo visual building block programming interfaces.

FIRST Lego League Robotics Competition coming to town, fingers crossed!

We are coordinating our efforts with interested parent volunteers and the Victoria, B.C. FLL chapter to send select teams to the internationally acclaimed FIRST LEGO League Robotics competition happening in Victoria February 2017! This year’s theme is Animal Allies, “all about our furry, feathered and finned friends.” We will have representative qualifying team from each of our schools represented at either the FLL or BCIT GearBots SkillsBC Robotics Challenge coming up this Spring 2017.  More info, check our Competition Page. 

No Robotics Program at your school yet?

Contact us!

If there is no STEM/Robotics programs being offered at your daughter/son’s school and if you think there will be interest in starting one, please contact us with details of how we can coordinate with the PAC or Principal to make this happen.

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