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William Watson Elementary- Fridays- Level 0 (Age 6 – 9) Robotics, Digital Arts & Coding-2023-2024

$75.00 - $120.00 / renewal

Starting 17 NOV 2023. Location : Library. School Dismissal to 4.00 pm/5:00pm (William Watson Elementary Students only).   MUST select one choice from all options below about pickup time. Use “CLEAR” feature below to reset the options if required. 

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L0 Robotics (Age 6 to 9): From School Dismissal to 4:00 PM

Level 0 is our ‘CURIOSITY BUILDING’ phase for next generation innovators! A strictly play based approach to introducing Robotics and Coding to elementary school students. No emphasized learning objectives, instead learning is passively obtained by playing hands on with the robots. No Jargons, No complex programming stuff. Only stories that involve robots, playing with robots, and having fun. Our Level 0 course is designed in this way, so kids won’t feel like they are in another school lesson. Instead, will feel like they are playing, while learning passively through interacting with the robots and exercise themes (stories).

Key points on Stories (Exercise Themes):

  • Each day students are immersed into a story that involves a real robot.
  • Most stories involve students completing a “mission”. For example, saving a robot puppy from a monster.
  • Various props like colorful mats, mazes, obstacles, walls, and characters are used to help bring the story alive.
  • To complete the mission or achieve the goal, students have to program a real physical robot, or build it, or both.

The advantage of physical robotics, over learning traditional STEM concepts on the computer or on paper, is that students get to see their code in action in real time right away. This gives a better understanding on the effect of coding and gives a greater level of satisfaction than one just in front of a screen.

We have a collection of various STEM Robots source from around the world. So, students get to use a different robot each month, keeping their interest and curiosity at a high. Give them exposure a wide variety of robots at a very young age.

Learning Outcome after L0 Course Completion:

  • Creativity and Innovation: Comes from hands-on STEM experience, exploring different robot designs, coming up with own mods, and from using the robot’s functionalities to complete objectives (missions).
  • Coding: As they complete objectives by coding robots.
  • Fine Motor Skills: As they build robots from kits etc.
  • Presentation and Communication: Participants will practice presenting their robot creations, explaining the design to rest of the group.

L0 Coding & Digital Arts (Age 6 to 9): From 4:00 to 5:00 PM

L0 Coding sessions: L0 coding is a strictly play based approach to introducing coding using a variety of fun themes. By the end of this coding session, students will have gained knowledge in writing long structured code sets in block-based programming (Scratch), and have enhanced their problem-solving skills and creativity.

L0 Digital Arts: The purpose of digital arts is to identify students with creative and imaginative abilities and lead them to a path of using digital tools to express their imagination. In these sessions, we introduce a new digital application every other class and does a project with it. We introduce students to a wide range of Artificial Intelligence based tools (Yes! – AI digital arts tools for elementary kids). This is NOT an arts session – but more of a “digital arts tool” session. It helps kids with drawing/painting abilities a lot but everyone can be a drawer/painter or artist with these tools.

For example, students will perform tasks like:

  • Creating an animation of a blooming flower
  • Making digital greeting cards
  • Making wall art that can be used to decorate their rooms
  • Creating music digitally
  • Designing flyers and posters
  • And more!

All the students need is imagination to create arts – we are there to help bring this image into reality.

The students can easily and quickly take their arts creation to the next level, and share their creations to the whole world digitally!

Our L0 Coding & Digital Arts course is a good mix of fun coding themes, digital arts themes, and of course sustainability development themes throughout the year.

Kids can choose to do Level 0 more than once and it will remain engaging because we are always using new robotic kits. Also as kids become more comfortable and take a deeper dive into our L0 kits, they can gain an overall better understanding of the robots, and transition into Level 1 better. Note: All other levels (L1/L2) are done only once.

Kids can choose to do Level 0 more than once and it will remain engaging because we are always using new robotic kits. Also as kids become more comfortable and take a deeper dive into our L0 kits, they can gain an overall better understanding of the robots, and transition into Level 1 better. Note: All other levels (L1/L2) are done only once.

General Notes:

  • Pre-Requisites for Level 0 classes: Kids should be able to take instruction and be able to read basic English words and sentences before attending the class. No other pre-requisites.
  • There will be non-screen (ie; no laptops/tabs etc. to rest their eyes) breaks in during the program and students play games like Jenga & Uno to manage long stay. Please pack some extra snacks if they are staying from school dismissal to 5:30 pm.
  • Parents can see lot of pictures and videos of student’s classes in our facebook group (invitation only for parents) to see progression and so parents can ask better questions to their kids.

What is new in 2023-2024?

1. We are moving to a semester system to make our programs more affordable.

  • Term 1: Nov 2023 to Dec 2023
  • Term 2: Jan 2024 to Mar 2024
  • Term 3: Apr 2024 to Jun 2024

2. Payment/Cancellation/Refund policy: Payment is done while registering for the first term and first day of each term automatically.

  • MONTHLY : Considering average 3 classes a month due to holidays, breaks etc. Total eight  payments.  (Initial registration as first month Nov 2023 + 7 payments for Dec 2023 and Jan to Jun 2024, deducted 1st of every month).
  • To cancel for any reason, there is a two-week notice before the end of the month/term required. (Ex: email us at info@cloverdalerobotics.ca by March 15,2024 to cancel by end of March 2024).
  • All students receive a course completion certificate at the end of the course

3. We provide progress reports to parents for each term. Parents can also view pictures and videos of classes, videos of activity done by students in our closed Facebook group.

4. We are including more robot build activities in the course. There are a lot more of hands on ‘robot build’ than previous year.

5. We maintain a student to teacher ratio of 12:1 so all kids can get attention. Teacher Biographies are in our team section.

6. Twenty (20) spots available. First come first served. Registration is open. Reserve your spots early.

9. We have increased the timeframe of many of the Level 0 and Level 1 robotics classes to 1.15 hour or 1:30 hours in order to accommodate more robot build sessions. So the sessions are longer. But this increases total cost of classes too. Parent participation classes and online classes will remain at 1 hour itself.

10. Status: Confirmed (From School board & School approvals received)!

 Jan 2024 to Jun 2024(Current Registration) : Class Days

Date Robotics Coding & DA
12 Jan 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
19 Jan 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
26 Jan 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
2 Feb 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
9 Feb 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
16 Feb 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
23 Feb 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
1 Mar 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
8 Mar 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
15 Mar 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
5 Apr 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
12 Apr 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
19 Apr 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
26 Apr 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
10 May 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
17 May 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
24 May 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
31 May 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
7 June 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm
14 June 2024 Dismissal(2.30pm) to 4.00pm 4.00pm to 5.00pm

Other terms:

  1. No Class on Pro D days. If any will be removed from above list. Usually we cover early dismissals by adding an extra hour without additional costs. But a seperate email confirming this will be send in advance. Otherwise classes will start and end the regular time.
  2. We provide all required hardware, computers etc. for robotics classes. Students need not bring any computers/tablets to class. Location : William Watson Elementary school, Library. Students to be pickedup at the school main door after the classes.
Please select a Courses & Pickup Times

Robotics – School Dismissal to 4.00pm, Robotics Coding & DA – School Dismissal to 5:00 pm

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