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Wonder Workshop: Robot Coders | Galileo Anywhere Online Classes

Wonder Workshop: Robot Coders

Age: 1st Grade

Duration: 1 hour 30 min, Mon–Fri

Price: $165

Upcoming Dates:

Date Class Type
Nov 4th, 2020 Weekly Series Enroll Now
Nov 11th, 2020 Weekly Series Enroll Now
Nov 11 - Dec 16th, 2020 Weekly Series Enroll Now
Nov 18th, 2020 Weekly Series Enroll Now
Nov 25th, 2020 Weekly Series Enroll Now
"Our son loved this camp! He learned a lot about programming, enjoyed the creative puzzles and delighted in the fun energy of the instructor and other campers. Thank you for an excellent program! "
-Lillian, Oakland, CA

What You'll Do

Code your own virtual robot in this wondrous weeklong class. Meet a friendly bot named Dash and make yourself at home in Dash’s Neighborhood, created by Wonder Workshop. Master coding basics as you bring Dash to life, teaching your programmable pal to speak, dance, race, react and more. No prior programming experience required.

Explore the drag-and-drop coding language Blockly and BE COURAGEOUS as you learn to create and sequence code that sends Dash driving to different parts of the neighborhood. Build on your skills by programming Dash to look around and light up on the go, then race from one end of the neighborhood to the other. Give Dash a distinctive personality as you code your robot to deliver greetings, make expressions, perform dances and react to different funny situations. BE VISIONARY to invent a story with Dash at the center, coupling your new virtual robotics know-how with plenty of imagination as you code it into reality.

Note: This weeklong class is more than just innovation-igniting projects—it’s an immersive experience full of delightful details, including interactive games, silly traditions, snacks (see Materials, below) and dress-up days designed to build community, bolster confidence and deliver loads of camp-away-from-camp fun.

Kids will have access to Dash’s Neighborhood for 90 days from their first day of class so they can keep coding and customizing Dash.

Kids must be able to recognize colors and letters of the alphabet to take this class. While we offer a similar class for older kids, the pacing and content of this class is carefully calibrated for 1st graders.

What You'll Need

  • 1-2 sheets of paper
  • 1 pencil
  • Snack: Please have a snack and drink ready for your child approximately one hour into class.

* See your welcome email that arrives after you enroll for the  material lists broken out by day.

  • Desktop, laptop, Chromebook (preferred) or Netbook (NOT a tablet) with speaker, camera and a Google
  • Chrome browser
  • Internet access
  • Zoom application installed
    – Signed in with your child’s name
    – Unmuted (the instructor will manage class muting/unmuting)
Additional Prep
  • Instructions for how to access Dash’s Neighborhood will be emailed to you before class. You’ll need them to log your child in before class each day (no installation necessary).

What You'll Take Away arrow

  • Drag-and-drop coding know-how and virtual robotics experience
  • The skills to be courageous and embrace challenges
  • The skills to be visionary and believe you can turn ideas into reality
  • A virtual robot that can light up, look, speak, dance, drive and more
  • 90 days of access to Dash’s Neighborhood so you can keep coding

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Color Key:

  • Pre K - K

  • 1st

  • 2nd - 3rd

  • 4th - 5th

  • 6th - 8th

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