Program Dates & Times
Every day of the week between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm CST
- Daily Schedule
9:00 am - 9:20 am
Exercise w/ Mr. Inde, Certified Personal Trainer
9:20 am -9:30 am
9:30 am -11:00 am
Computer Science & Music Program Intro Part 1
11:00 am -12:00 pm
Lunch & Socialization
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Computer Science & Music Part 2
Music Rhythm, Melody, and Harmony with EarSketch and Melodics educational learning tools
2:05 pm - 4:00 pm
Art w/ a Purpose
More About the Program
CSA4ALL-JR program is a combination of an online and an in-campus project where students will learn about the basics of robotics, programming, and music composition. We have experts in Computer Science and Music fields working on maximizing the efficiency and quality of the materials. The main steps of the curriculum are:
(1) Introducing students to CS concepts and skills using Scratch music-related games.
(2) Introducing students to music-based storytelling using existing videos to teach melody, rhythm patterns.
(3) Teaching basics of music programming using EarSketch.
(4) Teaching students how to compose specific rhythm patterns and melody patterns using EarSketch.
(5) Introducing social robots and the features of Lego Ev3 robots.
(6) Teaching how to synchronize their social robots with their musical composition.
(7) Providing an opportunity for student presentations in a dancing robot competition.
To keep the camp engaging, we implemented class discussion sessions where each day students will present their work and discuss the weaknesses and strengths of each other’s projects. We also provide MIDI keyboards and Melodics software for the music portion of the camp where students will make their own beats and play keyboard in a fun and entertaining activities and games. To support different speeds issues, all the materials taught in the class are on the CSA4ALL-JR website and Auburn University is providing videos for each module. Students can use the hand-outs and replay the videos to fully understand the concept. Students will be asked to present their work based on their own skills.
For more information, contact Cynthia.
Monday, June 14
Day 1- Camp Orientation, Introduction to Computer Programming and music rhythm patterns using Scratch and EarSketch learning environments
Tuesday, June 15
Day 2- Introduction to Robotics and music melody
Wednesday, June 16
Day 3- Practicing computer programming concepts learned in block programming with python language using the EarSketch learning platform. Learning about music forms and functions in EarSketch
Thursday, June 17
Day 4- Finalizing and debugging the dancing robot utilizing the concepts learned in previous days.
Friday, June 18
Day 5- Graduation, Dancing robot competition