IES PTO

Rad Robots Club - 2018-2019

Rad Robots Logo - Design, build and code your way to fun!
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    Rad Robots Club (16 Sessions)
    Session Start/End Monday, October 1 - Tuesday, February 25
    Days

    Tuesday Mornings - 2nd Grades - 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4 and 2/11 (snow makeup date is 2/18)

    Tuesday Afternoons - Grades K/1 - 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/12, 11/19, 12/3, 12/10, 12/17, 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18 and 2/25 (snow makeup dates are 3/3 and 3/10)

    Thursday Mornings - 3rd Graders - 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23 and 1/30 (snow makeup date is 2/6)

    Time

    2nd Grade - Tuesday 8-9am

    K/1 - Tuesday 3:45-4:45

    3rd Grade - Thursday 8-9am

    No Club on these dates 11/5, 11/26, 11/28, 12/24, 12/26, 12/31
    Location

    Morning Sessions - Library

    Afternoon Session - Lodge

    Price per student $265
    Max students per class 12 per class
    Open to Grades K-3

     

     

    K-1 Grade Rad Robots Club:

    This 16 week activity-based class teaches robotics, programming, and pre-coding concepts to children in K - 1. Every week the teacher reads a Rad the Robot© adventure story to students that introduces new concepts. Children meet Rad the Robot© and follow his adventures as they learn about robots, motors, algorithms and how to debug algorithms.  Cooperative pairs of students follow up the story with a hands-on exploration of a challenge presented in the book. Students first recreate the solution in the story and then move on to design their own solution. The teacher conducts a Tech Circle at the end of class to reinforce concepts. Students are rewarded each week with a collectible sticker that depicts the new concept and vocabulary.

     

    2nd Grade Rad Robots Club:

    This 16 week class teaches robotics, programming and coding concepts within fun-themed, STEM units that are designed to engage both boys AND girls with multiple kinds of robots.  A new challenge is presented each week and students spend most of the class engaged in creating hands-on solutions.  Children get experience with barcode programming while learning about robotic sensors and inputs.  Lessons include “Lion Tamer”, “Crazy Bugs”, “A Day at the Zoo” and “Firefly Races”.  Then we move into graphical coding while experimenting with various parameters to win a game.  Lessons include “Flashlight Games”, “Mini-Golf”, “Game of Chicken”, and “ Robot Dances”.  In the second half of the year, we introduce a new robot that is smaller than a chicken nugget, but has color-coding and graphical coding capability with artificial intelligence and new kinds of sensors to explore.  

     

    3rd Grade Rad Robots Club:  

    This 16 week class teaches robotics, programming and coding concepts within fun-themed, STEM units that are designed to engage both boys AND girls with multiple kinds of robots.  A new challenge is presented each week and students spend most of the class engaged in creating hands-on solutions.  Students learn to control robotic behavior and complex sensors, moving on to “if commands”, IR navigation, and piezo transducers with fun challenges.  Lessons include “Fun House”, Bumper Cars”, “Robot Artists”, “Spin Art”, “Ant at a Picnic”, and “Bowling”.   In  the second half of the year, we learn Tangible Programming methods with a new robot that can be programmed using Binary Code.  Lessons include “Bulldozer Game”, “Golf Course”, “Edge vs Line”, “Making Music”, Cave Dwellers”, “Maze Escape”, “It’s Binary”, and “Secret Code”.

     

    Please contact the school counselor if financial assistance is needed.  Space is limited to 12 students per session and registration is on a first come, first serve basis.  Waiting list will be available.

    ***Your child is not registered until you receive a confirmation email stating that your child is registered. 

     

    Questions?  Please contact Melissa Vieira at Melbelle11@gmail.com.