In our live interactive online workshops, we will emphasize social interactions just as much as engineering. We hope that students will feel a connection to their classmates as well as the instructor and teaching assistant. All of our workshops will revolve around open-ended, engineering design challenges. Children will develop empathy as they design for their client and work on critique and collaborations skills. Students will be introduced to challenges each session and be given optional challenges to work on in between sessions. We strive to design activities that allow students to work independently.

Grade ranges listed reflect grade level in fall 2020.    All times are in EDT.   Online workshops are non-refundable.

AUGUSt LEGO Club – FULL

8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26
9:00-10:00
$50

This is a great way for kids to meet others with a love of LEGO. We’ll work on social connections so that all kids feel they are part of the Club. During LEGO Club, we’ll present a series of design challenges so that kids work their way through the design process, working to creatively solve problems. We’ll start off focusing on basic building skills and more toward more complex builds.

Materials required: Any LEGO bricks you have at home

AUG
WED
9:00-10:00 

 

AUGUST Engineering

for Grades 1-2 – FULL 

8/19, 8/20, 8/26, 8/27
$50

IIn Early Elementary Engineering, we’ll move through a series of design challenges with different design contexts. All design challenges will encourage students to creatively solve the problems using materials they have on hand.

Materials required: Household craft and recyclable materials, LEGO bricks may also be used.

AUG
WED/THU
 9:00-10:00 

 

AUGUST Elementary Engineering SESSION 1 – FULL

8/3, 8/5, 8/10, 8/12– FULL
$50

In Elementary Engineering, we’ll do a series of engineering design challenges that encourage students to creatively solve client-based problems. Problems will be taken from books, current events, and students’ own communities. Problems will be different each session and different from the problems in the previous sessions.

Materials required: Household craft and recyclable materials, LEGO bricks may also be used.

AUG
MON/WED
1:00-2:00 

 

AUGUST Elementary Engineering SESSION 2

8/19, 8/20, 8/26, 8/27
$50

In Elementary Engineering, we’ll do a series of engineering design challenges that encourage students to creatively solve client-based problems. Problems will be taken from books, current events, and students’ own communities. Problems will be different each session and different from the problems in the previous sessions.

Materials required: Household craft and recyclable materials, LEGO bricks may also be used.

AUG
WED/THU
 11:30-12:30 

 

AUGUST Arduino FOR

ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS – FULL

8/4, 8/6, 8/11, 8/13
$100

Interested in the world of Arduino and microcontrollers, but don’t know where to start? This workshop starts with the basics and provides a supportive space that guides students through what they need to learn to start making circuits and coding for projects. No prior experience in coding or electronics is required! This workshop features a live engineering teacher and teaching assistant providing step by step instruction as well as personalized tips and troubleshooting when circuits don’t work. Students learn alongside their peers (virtually), sharing feedback and support as they explore new skills together. Note: students should not take this workshop more than once.

Required Materials:
The official Arduino Starter Kit OR Elegoo Arduino Starter Kit.
Please allow adequate time for shipping.

AUG
TUE/THU
1:00-2:30 

 

AUGUST Arduino

PROJECT WORKSHOP

8/4, 8/6, 8/11, 8/13
$100

Our virtual makerspace is open to students of all experience levels (except absolute beginners – who should check out the Arduino for Absolute Beginners workshop) looking for a common time to meet with other Arduino enthusiasts to swap ideas, brainstorm together, and troubleshoot each other’s projects in a supportive, collaborative environment. During this open “tinker time,” students will collaborate with the instructor and each other to develop individualized projects suited to each student’s interests. The instructor and teaching assistant provide a supportive environment where students can ask questions, find resources, and simply “work alongside” their peers virtually. 

Required Materials: Any Arduino boards and whatever array of accessories (jumper wires, breadboards, LEDs, buttons, sensors, shields, etc.) you may also have. We will work with whatever you have, knowing that each student may possess varying collections of materials. Participants are responsible for providing their own materials. 

JULY
TUE/THU
3:30-5:00