05 Apr 2018

Spring Term, BrickCan, Pro-D Days & Summer Camps for LEGO Robotics!

Spring Term 2018 After School Programs

Our Spring Terms have launched this week. Still some room if you’d like to register for the following schools. Let us know if you don’t see your school here!

April 21-22 BrickCan Exhibit! Our Forcecs of Atlantis Team will be there!

We’re thrilled to have our 1st place Champions Award winning FIRST LEGO League team Forces of Atlantis exhibiting their Robot Mission skills for the Hydrodynamics season at the April 21-22 BrickCan Exhibit at River Rock Casino. Buy tickets here before they’re all sold out: http://www.brickcan.com/tickets/. Forces of Atlantis is our Norma Rose Point team that has been invited to compete at the International Open FLL Tournament in Tallinn, Estonia. Please consider helping them get there by donating to their GoFundMe Campaign!

Pro-D Day Camp at Norma Rose – Robotics, Math & Brain Games, Sports! – April 27th

On Friday, April 27th, during the VSB Pro-D Day we’ll be hosting a 9am-3pm Pro-D Day camp that’ll include LEGO Robotics, Math and Brain Games as well as Sports and Board Games. Register here, out of catchment students welcome! All proceeds will go to funding Forces of Atlantis going to Estonia! Register here: https://daedalosacademy.com/events/pro-d-day-camp-april-27/ 

Summer Camps + New Summer Camp Location

We’ve got a 6 week line-up of Summer LEGO Robotics camps, with 4 of them at a new location near Broadway and Main:

Stay tuned as some of these camps will be devoted to FIRST LEGO League preparation for the new season, “Into Orbit”, space themed!!

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21 Feb 2018

NRP Robotics Team going to Europe & April Registrations

FLL Team Going to Europe!

Our Norma Rose Point School Robotics Team “Forces of Atlantis” won 1st place Champions Award at the FIRST LEGO League BC Lower Mainland Tournament in December 2017. They also won the Gracious Professionalism award at the Championships in February 2018. Because of this achievement they were invited to represent Canada among 100 teams from all around the world at the FIRST LEGO League Open International in Tallinn, Estonia this June 2018. The team is raising money to cover flights, registration and lodging for the trip and blogging about the experience. Please consider helping them out by donating to their GoFundMe Campaign.

April Registrations now open!

We’ve opened up registration for our April programs. Here is a list:

Spring Camps and Summer Camps

March Break camps are back! New themes and robot games!

July-August Summer Camps: 

Registration starts February 23rd, register at http://robocamps.ca. We now have two locations:

  • UBC University Chapel: July 3 to 6 (4 days), July 9 to 13 (5 days), August 27 – 31 – (5 days)
  • Broadway and Main: St Michaels: July 16 – 20 (5 days), July 23 – 27 (5 days) , August 7 to 10 (4 days), August 20 – 24 (5 days)
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03 May 2017

Play with LEGO & Learn Coding at LEGO Robotics Summer Camps – Extra Week Added

One Extra Week of Robotics Camps  – July 17-21st

By popular demand, we’ve added one more week of our LEGO® Robotics Camps from July 17th to 21st, so we now have a total of 5 weeks to chose from this summer. Register here or find out more: LEGO Robotics Summer Camps Info & Registrations. Registration is filling up but there are still some spots available, so register soon!

Kids Learn Vital 21st Century Skills while having fun playing and coding with LEGO®!

Coding with Robotics is a great way for kids to make an early start on the jobs of the future. That’s what this article and many others are saying. There are great resources for learning to code online, but there is nothing like hands-on Robotics to help apply coding in a very tangible and enjoyable way, which is why we love LEGO Education so much. And while we’re serious about teaching computational thinking, coding, problem solving and teamwork skills, kids have lots of fun in doing all sorts of Robotics games and competitions at our camps. Just check out our previous Summer Camp videos on YouTube.

Prep for Provincial and World Robotics Competitions

Over the summer we spend some of our time with the older kids (Grades 4 and up) using FIRST LEGO League field sets and GearBots BCIT Coding Challenge mats to challenge kids to work in teams to solve robotic challenges in a fun, engaging way. During the school year we take select teams of students to FLL Provincial championships as well as the BCIT Coding Challenge in the spring. We took 2 teams this year to FLL and 3 teams to GearBots, with great success and learning experience all around.

Want to see more robotics at your school?

We provide both after school and In-Class Science curriculum aligned programming for schools in 8 week formats, so if you are interested in bringing that to your school, check out our flyers here: In Class Enrichment Programs, Sample After School Flyer. Or contact us on the website.

 

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23 Feb 2017

LEGO Robotics Spring Term Program & Camp Registration Now Open + FLL News

Spring After School Program Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for our after school programs from April – June 2017. Please check out website for details on specific schools or click here to register directly: UHill, VTT, EJQ, NRP, QME, Trafalgar, LKE, GGE.  We are always doing new building and programming activities for returning students, and Mindstorms students get to practice their FLL skills with new challenges for the upcoming competition season.

Spring and Summer Camps Registration Now Open with Early Bird Discount (Summer)

We’re offering two weeks of Spring Camps in March and 4 weeks of Summer Camps in July and August. More info and to register, click here: March Spring Camps | July & August Summer Camps. Summer Camps are 10% off for early bird registration until mid March. As always, each camp is one of a kind – we always plan new activities for all grade levels every time based on the mix of returning and new students.

FIRST LEGO League BC Regional Championship Tournament News – Both our Teams in the top 10!

We took two teams, the Ballistic Parrots from University Hill Elementary and Mr. Noodles from Lord Kitchener Elementary and Ecole Jules Quesnel,  to the FIRST LEGO League BC Regional Championship Tournament in Victoria, BC, on February 4th, 2017. Both teams did incredibly well and we all had an amazing time at the tournament. 29 teams in total representing schools from across the province were there. The teams presented research projects on solutions for animals in danger from human intervention, and participated in tournament robot races. Mr. Noodles came in 4th place and Ballistic Parrots in 9th, so both in the top 10! Our coach, Barish Golland, won the Coach/Mentor award for outstanding work coaching the UHill LEGO Robotics Club team and several other schools. We’re super proud of both teams and thank all the parent volunteers who helped make this memorable event happen. For photos check out our Facebook Album!

 

 

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31 Jan 2016

Spring Break Robotics Camps Registration Now Open!

We’re pleased to announce registration is now open for our Spring Break Robotics camps for the two weeks of March 2016. We’re offering full day (9-3pm) and half day (9-12) programs, with an option on the first week for childminding until 4:30pm. Please click here for more information: Robotics Spring Camp. Below is more information on our Robotics Camps, including summer registration link as well (for those of you who really like to plan ahead).

Coding, Building, Computational Thinking, Teamwork, Lots of fun!!

At LEGO Robotics Camp, kids create, build, program and operate robotic animals, machines and vehicles using LEGO® Education WeDo and Mindstorms Robotics with Computer Programming. On the way they learn computational and critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork skills.

We place your child into grade level appropriate activities based on skill, ability, experience and preference. Returning students from After School Programs will be placed in more advanced levels with new sets of activities that will challenge them further.

LEGO® Education Robotics Activities (K-Gr8):

LEGO Robotics Camp Registration LinkFor Spring Camps March 2016

register_greenFor Summer Camps July-August 2016

 

TYPICAL SCHEDULE:

Morning Session (9:00-12:00pm): Full Robotics Program for all Grade levels

Lunch break (12:00-1:00pm) – Outside at the University Chapel park and covered table area

  • Students bring their own lunch, do outside activities at the park, play sports such as badminton, basketball – supervision, sports equipment provided

Afternoon Session (1:00pm-3:00pm): Full Robotics Program for all Grade levels, with more active teamwork events such as Competition Games and Challenge Missions

Videos from our last year’s LEGO Robotics Camps:

LEGO Robotics Camp Vancouver 2016 LEGO Robotics Camp Vancouver 2016 LEGO Robotics Camp Vancouver 2016

 

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26 Aug 2015

Videos from Summer Camp | Registration Now Open for Fall After School Robotics Programs

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a great summer! We’ve uploaded videos for our Robotics Camps in July and we have some amazing footage,  especially the kids’ re-enactment of the Battle of the Pelennor Fields from Lord of the Rings: Return of the King using Mindstorms Oliphaunts!

The kids did some amazing new challenges and competitions we’ve never tried before, check out the rest of the videos here: Week 1 Videos | Week 2 Videos. Also check out photos here: Week 1 Photos | Week 2 Photos.

After School Programs in the Fall 2015

We’re opening up registration on August 26th (August 31st for LKE) for the following after school programs this fall:
1. Mondays (LEGO WeDo for Grades 1-2) at University Hill Elementary, 3:15-4:45pm, 10 weeks from Sept. 14th – Nov. 30th

2.  Wednesdays at Norma Rose Point School, 3:15-4:45pm, 10 weeks from Sept. 16th to Nov. 25th

3. TBC on August 31st: Fridays at Lord Kitchener Elementary School, 3:30pm-5:00pm, 10 weeks from Sept. 18th to Dec. 4th

Tell us how your child liked their last Robotics Camp or after school program and get 10% off a fall registration. Click here to leave a comment or send us a reply email with your feedback.

Hope you enjoy the few more days of summer that are left and hope to see you soon!

Best wishes,

Ana Golland

Program Director,

Daedalos Academy

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04 Jun 2015

End of Semester Wrap-up and Promo Code for Maker Faire

Hi everyone,

Congratulations to all the students who finished our Spring Robotics Programs at LKE, UHE, NRP and Acadia Park! We had some amazingly creative robotics builders, will be posting videos from the sessions, check back at our YouTube Channel soon.

Feedback Appreciated

We’d love your feedback – share a short blurb here to get a 10% discount for Fall 2015 After School Programs (we’ll email you a discount code when registrations opens August 1st).

Maker Faire Promo Code

We’re giving out 10-15% discounts to the Maker Faire this weekend, June 6-7 from 10am to 6pm. The Promo Code is MFF15. Promo codes are valid for online advanced tickets only, and provide a 10% discount on Family tickets and a 15% discount on all other tickets. Online ticket sales end at 8:00 p.m. on June 5th. If you haven’t read it yet, here is 6 Reasons to Take Your Kids to Vancouver Mini Maker Faire. 

Full, Half-day and Afternoon Summer Camps

We still have some spaces for our July Robotics Camps. We’ve opened up an afternoon option from 1:30-3:30pm on the July 6-10 and 20-24 weeks in addition to the full day and morning options. Visit RoboCamps.ca for more details.

Free Building Ideas for the Summer

Get your kids inspired to do super cool LEGO projects this summer with the Master LEGO Builder Isogawa Yoshihito’s LEGO Studio — check out his videos or get the Simple Machines Instruction book from the Vancouver Public Library!

From everyone at Daedalos Academy, we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful, fun-filled summer!

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20 May 2015

Join us at the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2015 – June 6-7 at PNE

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2015

LEGO Lounge! 3-D Printing! Star Wars Epic Yarns! Minecraft in Education! These are just some of the amazing things you’ll see, hear, touch and play with at the 5th Annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire coming June 6-7 to the PNE Forum. There will be maker exhibitspresentations , workshops and fun treats all day long. Daedalos Academy will be there with a booth where kids can interact with some of the amazing LEGO Robotics creations our students have built this year.

When? – Saturday June 6th to Sunday June 7th

What time? –  10am-6pm

Tickets? –  Click here for ticket information

More info? – Go to Makerfaire.ca

LEGO Robotics Summer Camps

We’ll be offering two weeks of full and half day camps in July 2015 at University Chapel, UBC for students entering Grades 1-7. Half-day morning camp option (9:30am-12:30pm) is also available:

  • July 6-10, Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 3:30pm – Register here
  • July 20-24, Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 3:30pm – Register here
  • Cost is $300 for full day camp (students bring their own lunch), $180 for half-day camp.
  • More info: RoboCamps.ca

 

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21 Apr 2015

Robotics Summer Camps in July – Full and Half-day Discounts until May 15th

Hi everyone,

Students in our Robotics camps keep on building and programming more and more amazing things!  Check out our Robotics Spring Camp YouTube Playlist for some videos of what students did with LEGO Robotics. Or watch and share on our Facebook Page.

Full and Half Day Summer Camps in July at University Chapel

Registration is now open for LEGO Robotics Summer Camps at University Chapel, UBC Vancouver! You can register at the links below. We’ll be offering two weeks of full day camps in July 2015 at University Chapel, UBC for students entering Grades 1-7. Half-day morning camp option (9:30am-12:30pm) is also available:

  • July 6-10, Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 3:30pm – Register here
  • July 20-24, Monday to Friday, 9:30am to 3:30pm – Register here
  • Early Bird Registration until May 15th – Discount of $15 off original price
  • Regular cost after May 15th is #300 for full day camp (students bring their own lunch), $180 for half-day camp.

Activities will include a full Robotics program in the mornings from 9:30-12:30,  lunch break and outside activities from 12:30-1:30pm, then a LEGO Education StoryStarter creative Language Arts program from 1:30-3:30 where students create digital comic books or short videos from stories they build out of LEGO. Advanced EV3 Mindstorms students have the option to continue large projects into the afternoon.

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