Coding for students in grades 4-9
October 2023 to May 2024
$995 per class of 30
Ready, Set Robot! is a four-day intensive in-school program that introduces students in grades 4-9 to the inspiring world of coding and robotics through a motivational project-based experience.
Unlike many coding programs, this is not designed to attract those already interested in coding. All students will take part with the aim of reaching youth who might not think that coding could be “for them.”
During the week-long program, students will participate in a series of coding and robotics workshops that will expand their understanding and level of comfort with basic coding concepts.
This learning has a purpose! The week will consist of exploring the connections between hardware and software, foundational concepts within coding languages, coding literacy and de-bugging code – all directed toward a final project that they will present on the last day of the week-long residency.
And last but not least, Flint, Spark’s resident robo-dog and coding ambassador will travel to the classroom as a source of inspiration for students, and will attend the wrap-up day as co-emcee for the celebration of the students’ work.
This residency for grades 4-9 is a full day of coding fun, where students will learn all the foundational elements of either block or python code, with a hands-on robotic or micro-controller activity. This is a great option for new coding clubs at school!
Ready, Set Robot! (four-days) is $995 and is currently available to book for schools within a 50-kilometre radius of Spark. This four-day residency consists of 18 hours of instruction and is flexible to class schedules! Flexibility in scheduling is also available to schools that book multiple classes for this program. Classes may include up to 30 students, with no minimum number of students required.
Ready, Set, Code! (one day) is $350 and must also be within a 50-kilometre radius of Spark. The program has a minimum booking of two residencies within the same week -- however, if three or four consecutive days in a row are booked, the total cost drops to $995 for the week! Ready, Set, Code! will be booked to match relevant schools bell times. Classes may include up to 30 students, with no minimum.
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