Denver, CO
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Jan 14, 2021 - May 13, 2021
Husky Robots will foster disadvantaged girls’ computer science skills through Wonder Workshops’ Learn to Code curriculum, developing their ability to run a series of K-3 lunch-bunch robotics sessions, allowing for sustained programming across grades, leading to a school robotics team. Leaders will either be Technopreneur participants or new 4th graders.
Provided by Maya and Holm Elementary School

Program Dates & Times

The group will meet on Mondays and Thursdays for 50 min. each session, from 1/14 to 5/13, from 2 to 2:45 pm initially and then during Lunch Bunch time when running K-3 groups. 

Grade(s)

Kindergarten
1st Grade
2nd Grade
3rd Grade
4th Grade

Cost

No cost to participants! 

More About the Program

Husky Robots' girls will have a solid foundation in beginning coding through their previous work with CS First and Scratch. We’ll thus be ready to utilize Wonder Workshop’s Curriculum Level F, which focuses coding skills (e.g., nested conditionals, repeat until loops, etc.) on robotics, and we’ll have more opportunities to run the in-school robotics groups for other students.  

Our coders will become TAs in the school-wide robotics program, developing their leadership skills within their own communities, allowing an extended service activity, and applying their coding knowledge to multiple venues. Additionally, they will create a school robotics team.

Through our field trip/workshops, students will learn and get excited about a career in CS.

 


For more information, contact Maya.

Schedule

1/14/2021: Classes begin. Have girls experiment with Robots, get a feel for app, program, and accessories. 

2/4/2021: Begin working through Wonder Workshop Learn to Code Curriculum Guide. Because the girls have done coding previously, we will begin with Level F and work through the lesson plans provided.  

2/18/2021: Determine Lunch Bunch coding groups and begin sessions with K-3 students. Girls will meet on Thursday during lunch to learn coding, strengthen their skills, and plan for lunch bunch groups. They will co-run groups during lunch on the following Monday, so they will meet twice a week (once as just the girls, once as co-leaders for the lunch bunch groups).

March: Virtual field trip to Wings Over the Rockies to learn about coding and technology careers. Virtual visit from School of Mines robotics lab presenter.

4/8/2021: Begin new sessions of Lunch Bunch groups.

April: In addition to regular class, we will be doing a workshop with Microsoft Education. A guest speaker will come, we will do a hands-on activity and discussion of coding and technology careers will be emphasized. If not able to do in person, this will be remote.

5/6/2021: Determine robotics team for next year.

5/13/2021: Award Ceremony and post-program survey.

 

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