STEM & ROBOTICS CLASSES
Ages 5 - 14
Age 5 - 12
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Semia Robotic Master Club will be offering LEGO Engineering and Robotics Animals in the summer of 2023, please see Calendar for specific weeks offered, and Summer Programs for program description. Please register and let us know the summer weeks you are interested as we only accept maximum 8 students per session.
SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAMS
Age 5 - 12
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At Semia Robot Master Club, our goal is to nurture creativity and problem-solving skills through hands-on open-ended activities. Children that learn how to code and create robots can not only improve mutiple facets of their school subjects including math, writing, logic and reasoning skills, more importantly open ended projects allow children to deveop problem solving skills and nurture their creativity and imagination, which are the most important skills for the 21st century, where future jobs that are non-existent today require.
Students are provided with activities that are suited to their skill level, therefore they will not feel it is too easy that is boring, or it is too hard that they will just give up, we call this optimum learning process, where a child is engaged in something of their interest, making something that involves their hands, and will be trying different solutions and experience failure and success during the process. Durng the process learning occurs as naturally as breathing air.
21st CENTURY SKILLS
Over the many years we have worked with LEGO Education, parents often ask why LEGO, why coding, and how is this different from LEGO toys? It really comes down to this simple answer: teaching problem solving skills and nurturing creativity in a fun, engaging way. Many call these 21st century skills, or skills to prepare the children for a future world where half of the jobs may not even exist today. So every time we do a robotic project, children are problem solving, they are taught the necessary coding and mechanism concepts needed to solve the problem, and then they go about it on their own to come up with a solution. At the beginning all solutions seem similar, but as skills increase we encourage children to change the design, come up with their own ideas, and make the program better, even if it is just the outer appearance, as long as it is their “own”, it builds self-confidence, which is also essential part of 21st century skills.
Thus our goal is not teaching in depth programming with functions, variables and subroutines, rather we are using the robotics coding platform to bridge math, science and engineering concepts together and allow students to problem solve.