RPMS partners with STEM for Kids to offer after school programming for our elementary-age students (grades 1 through 6). We will hold classes after school from 3:30-4:30, with sessions for Grades 1-2 (or beginner STEM learners) on Tuesdays, and Grades 3-6 (or advanced STEM learners) on Thursdays. Click here to register.
Classes are limited to 12 students per session. You will receive an email shortly after completing the form to confirm your registration. Seven-week sessions will be offered for $105 each session, according to the following schedule:
Session 1 (Gr. 1-2) Welcome to Robotics
9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
Roboteers will discover the exciting world of robotics and expand their previous experience. LEGO We Do 2.0 is the perfect way for little hands to explore and express themselves in the world of robotics. They can look forward to learning foundational skills utilizing sensors, motors, gears, and code. Experienced roboteers will get a chance to show us their skills by taking on some independent challenges!
Session 2 (Gr. 1-2) Intro to Computers & Programming
1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/18
Discover the world of computers and the incredible tool it is to learning and creating. We will work on some fun keyboarding activities, internet safety, and introduce the world of code. Participants will be on their way to seeing computers as an instrument of their imagination and not just entertainment.
Session 3 (Gr. 1-2) Coding for Fun!
3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28, 5/5, 5/12
Explore the world of coding and the many ways it is used to express our imagination and ideas. Participants will spend time learning the foundational coding skills and build their collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication skills all while having a blast with code!
Session 1 (Gr. 3-6) Designing Robots
9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31
Take on robotic challenges to build and code robots that solve problems. Participants will discover that beyond entertaining us, robots are an amazing way to solve many of the issues we deal with. After some review of the crucial parts in robotics; sensors, motors, and code, students will work collaboratively to come up with original designs and codes.
Session 2 (Gr 3-6) Virtual Dream World
1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20
Participants will be challenged to design, create and animate their dream world and then invite others to visit. Those that are ready will add some code and ways for visitors to interact in their worlds. The sky is the limit! Participants will build skills in digital literacy, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and 3D animation.
Session 3 (Gr. 3-6) Minecreaft.edu (Mission: Renewable Energy)
4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14
This education edition of Minecraft specifically targets skill building with open-ended fun. This immersive environment makes the perfect collaboration of STEM and fun in a world many already know and love. The primary focus of this program will be renewable energy.