Club:ASPIRE Course Sessions
We’re making sure students everywhere don’t lose their STEM edge with a weekly enrichment program to supplement virtual or hybrid school attendance. Our options for all types of educators or organizations are complete with everything needed to create and execute unique virtual enrichment sessions. Club:ASPIRE allows students to continue their interest in STEM topics like building real robots and programming in a safe setting.
Our Club:ASPIRE program is also cognizant about screen time, balancing virtual teaching sessions with offline activities that promote imagination, decision making, and computational thought processes. Core subjects are the priority, but we’re also here to help round out every day learning with fun STEM enrichment that keeps kids at the top of their classes.
Club:ASPIRE sessions run as weekly 60 to 90 minute live virtual sessions with offline work and an optional weekly drop in session once a week. Each class starts on either on Tuesday or Wednesday and runs for four weeks. We have eight different beginner or intermediate level courses to choose from that support multiple levels of learners.
Club:ASPIRE sessions begin on September 29th and run through November 2020.
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Beginner Level Courses
Beginner courses are appropriate for students who are brand new to coding and robotics. In these courses, students will be introduced to the mechanics of building simple to more complex robots and will learn how to create basic block-based codes to program servos to take action.
- Robotics, Coding and Engineering
Ready to start a journey exploring robots? This is the introduction to learning the basics of programming, engineering and robotics.
- Animal Robots: Designing robots to mimic animal movements
Hone your skills as a naturalist! Students use what they can observe in nature as inspiration for a robot they design, build, and program.
- Robot Inventor: Plan, design, and build your own Robot
In this club, students identify a problem that can be solved with robotics, create a plan, design, test and redesign their own robot!
Intermediate Level Courses
Intermediate courses are appropriate for students who are not new to, or have foundational knowledge of, coding and robotics. These courses will introduce more complex builds using new sensors. Students will continue building their programming skills using block-based coding with sensor integration.
- Robotics and Sensors: Building robots to interact with the world
In this camp, students dive into how computers, just like people, use sensors to make sense of the world.
- Robots to the Rescue: Designing robots to solve problems
In this club, students dive into different applications of robotics and then design a robot to solve a problem.
- Robots and Prototyping: Plan, design, and build your own robot
In this club, students invent their own robot by using the engineering design process as a guide to build a robotic prototype they’ve ideated, designed, built, programmed and tested.
Competitive Robotics Courses
- Competitive Robotics with ChampBot: Session 1
In this competitive robotics club, students build and program ChampBot to participate in challenges that are commonly seen in competitive robotics leagues.
- Competitive Robotics with ChampBot: Session 2
In this expanded competitive robotics club, students build and program different robots with the ChampBot kit to participate in all new challenges that are commonly seen in competitive robotics leagues.
- NOTE: You do NOT need to complete Session 1 to participate in Session 2!
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