In our Idea Incubator program, kids learn how to develop projects in coding, robotics, and Minecraft. The fun part about this program is that the classes rotate between these three topics. Instructors use a multidisciplinary approach to draw connections between topics and everyday life. This program is designed for kids in grades 3-8. Children in grades 3-5 are grouped together and children in grades 6-8 are grouped together.
During the coding program, kids will learn how computers work. They’ll get to code games, websites, and more! They also get to be creative by coming up with ideas of how their project will look and work. During it all resilience and perseverance are instilled.
During robotics, kids design, plan, program, and build electronic inventions while using a virtual robotics controller. These are the same that industry professionals use. Kids bring ideas to life while learning how things work around them.
In Minecraft classes, we leverage kids’ interest in Minecraft as a way to introduce them to other STEM topics like robotics and coding. This is also a great way to teach communication skills.
All of the children who participate can give and receive feedback about projects as they work to improve their projects and help their peers.
Key activities in our Idea Incubator program for kids: