After School Programs with LEGO® Education
In our after school programs students participate in hands on activities, strengthening their proficiency in STEM areas (science, technology, engineering and math).
Grades 1 to 3:
Coding, Building, Computational Thinking, Teamwork, Lots of fun! Kids will create, build, program and operate robotic animals, machines and vehicles with LEGO® Education WeDo and Mindstorms . Along the way they learn computational and critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork skills.
Grades 4 – 7:
These sessions are all about customizing and programming robots to perform predetermined tasks. Participants have a choice to use LEGO Mindstorms EV3s or Spike Prime kits, motors and sensors to solve various challenges. This is a fun way of strengthening computational and critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork skills at both the elementary and the middle school levels.
In addition we prepare qualified student teams to represent their school at regional events such as the BCIT GearBots Challenge at the Canada Skills BC competitions. Students are also introduced to the amazing world of FIRST LEGO League, and learn skills that are crucial for successful participation in competitive robotics at the elementary and middle school level.
STEM Competencies & Learning Goals
The goal of these programs is to help children grow in what is commonly known as 21st Century skills:
- Critical thinking skills
- Computational thinking skills
- Problem solving skills
- Creative thinking
- Self – Confidence
- Computing skills
- Technological Literacy