Equestrian Trail’s Winter/Spring Session
Grades 2nd to 5th
Note: Your young engineers will be grouped by grade level – see details below.
Dates – Tuesdays – 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.
January 15, 22, 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
March 8, 12, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Grades 2 & 3
Your children will learn to create programs to solve our increasingly complex challenges using our Dash and Dot robots, as well as the Lego WeDo building/robotics kits. Additionally we will teach computer programming for video games, art and music. We will also delve into 3D printing and design.
Grades 4 & 5
Your children will dive deep into computer programming using our favorite drag and drop coding language developed by the engineers at the Media Lab at MIT. A brand new iteration of Scratch is due out in January and our staff is ready to take your children’s coding skills to the next level in this workshop. We will also dabble in robotics, 3D printing, and mechanical engineering. This workshop is designed specifically for the advanced scientific nature of 4th and 5th graders.
Robotics & Engineering
The cost is $275 for 15 weeks.
Note: We cannot enroll engineers for partial sessions.
WHY SHOULD YOUR KIDS LEARN PROGRAMMING?
Myth: Computer programming is super hard.
Busted: We make programming easy for even young children by making it fun!
Myth: Computer programming is boring – all that typing.
Busted: We introduce the world of programming through drag and drop coding.
Myth: Young kids won’t WANT to code.
Busted: We utilize children’s affinity for video games and art to motivate them to learn coding – they end up coding their own video games and artistic creations.
Myth: Not all kids are natural programmers.
Busted: Programming is just like math or art, anyone can learn it – even young children.
Myth: Coding isn’t for girls.
Busted: Some of the more talented coders we have encountered are female. A majority of our instructors are female. The industry is clamoring for female developers – leaving doors wide open for girls who can program.
Young Makers Lab (YML) is not affiliated or endorsed by the School Board of Palm Beach County or Equestrian Trails Elementary and the activities hosted by YML onEquestrian Trails’ premises pursuant to a lease agreement shall not be construed as being conducted, funded, hosted or sponsored by the School Board or Equestrian Trails on behalf of YML. The School Board and Equestrian Trails undertake no responsibility for supervising or monitoring YML’s events/activities and will not be liable for any and all actions of YML on Equestrian Trails’ premises.
Click below to see the schedule for our Fall workshops at these schools.