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.

*Grades below are for FALL 2021

WORKSHOPS LISTED ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Engineering for Storybook Characters

9:00-11:00 AM EDT
$150

In this weeklong workshop, students will move through the engineering design process as they design solutions for characters in the books that we will read throughout the week. Readers of all abilities are welcome as books will be read by the instructors. Students will use recyclables and craft materials to design their solutions.

JUN/JUL

28-2
 

LEGO Club – Session 1

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
$150

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, creatively solving problems. We’ll start off focusing on basic building skills and move toward more complex builds.

***Materials Required: Any LEGO bricks you have at home. 

JUL

5-9
 

LEGO Robotics – Session 1

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT
$150

LEGO Robotics is for children who have LEGO Education’s new SPIKE Prime kit at home. We’ll be working on several open-ended design challenges. We’ll start with basic programming skills and move to more complex building and programming. We’ll work to provide a sense of community among children in the class.

***Materials Required: Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Kit. Please allow one week for shipping.

JUL

5-9
 

SURvival Engineering

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
$150

In this workshop, students will engineer solutions that could help themselves and fictional characters survive in the wild. From designing shelter to thinking about ways to stay warm, students will be challenged with design activities to test their survival skills. Activities will focus on the engineering design process as students plan, build, and test their solutions. Students will use recyclables and craft materials to design their solutions. 

JUL

12-16
 

LEGO Robotics – Session 2

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT
$150

LEGO Robotics is for children who have LEGO Education’s new SPIKE Prime kit at home. We’ll be working on several open-ended design challenges. We’ll start with basic programming skills and move to more complex building and programming. We’ll work to provide a sense of community among children in the class.

***Materials Required: Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Kit. Please allow one week for shipping.

JUL

12-16
 

Early Elementary Girls Week

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
$150

This workshop for elementary students who identify as female will consist of open-ended mini-challenges using a variety of recycled and office materials culminating in a larger user-centered design project. The focus will be engineering, but special attention will be paid to the client and understanding problems to better address problems in design solutions.

JUL

19-23
 

LEGO Robotics – Session 3

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
$150

LEGO Robotics is for children who have LEGO Education’s new SPIKE Prime kit at home. We’ll be working on several open-ended design challenges. We’ll start with basic programming skills and move to more complex building and programming. We’ll work to provide a sense of community among children in the class.

***Materials Required: Participants will be responsible for purchasing their own LEGO Education SPIKE Prime Kit. Please allow one week for shipping.

JUL

26-30
 

LEGO Club – Session 2

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM EDT
$150

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, creatively solving problems. We’ll start off focusing on basic building skills and move toward more complex builds.

***Materials Required: Any LEGO bricks you have at home. 

AUG

2-6
 

Girls Engineering Week

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM EDT
$150

This week-long workshop for students who identify as female will consist of open-ended mini-challenges using a variety of recycled and office materials culminating in a larger user-centered design project. The focus will be engineering, but special attention will be paid to the client and understanding problems to better address problems in design solutions.

AUG

2-6