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In the meanwhile, the descriptions below provide a general overview
of what the CEEO usually offers.
Academic Year Workshops:
The CEEO hosts 3 hour workshops on a couple of Saturdays each
semester. The programs include robotics workshops for students in
grades 1-8, workshops for students & parents, and workshops for
educators. We provide a variety of themed sessions each semester.
Our after-school programs are organized to give students the
opportunity to learn about the engineering design process through a
series of fun activities. The activities progress from stability
building exercises using LEGO bricks to challenges using the robotic
LEGO pieces. Each program ends with an open-ended design challenge.
These programs are designed to teach home-school students about the
engineering design process and related principles. Over 6 sessions,
students are given challenges to build their understanding of the
design process and improve their skills with the robotic LEGO pieces
and accompanying icon-based software.
Review a list for a list of our current workshops.
CEEO usually offers two one-week sessions for kids going into grades
3-7. These full-day sessions will run from 9 to 3 on Monday through
Friday and cost $550. This session will help students design, build,
and program using the engineering design process. Several open-ended
challenges will be posed to the students throughout the week. They
will use standard LEGO bricks, programmable LEGO bricks, and other
materials to complete these design challenges. The week will start
with activities focusing on stability in design and move to other
topics, such as, gearing, weight distribution, and momentum, as the
students incorporate programming and motors into their designs.
Early Elementary Robotics
CEEO usually offers two sessions of Early Elementary Robotics for
children going into first and second grade. Each workshop will run
for 3 half-days and cost $150. This session introduces students to
the engineering design process as they build and program with
standard LEGO bricks and a programmable LEGO brick. Their projects
will help them gain exposure to hands-on, open-ended design
projects. First, students will focus on stable building and an
introduction to programming. Then, students will work on a project
to be shared at the open-house during the last day of class.
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