REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please stay tuned for future programs.
Project Code-a-Bot is a FREE workshop series for kids in grades 3-6, as part of GCM’s Afterschool Learning Lab. The series consists of 5 Saturday or Sunday sessions during which students will learn and practice the basic elements of coding, design thinking, and making. Over the course of the series, kids will build and code their own robots, which will be on display during Computer Education Week (Dec 3-9) as a part of GCM’s Code-a-Palooza celebration. This Pilot Project is completely free for registered participants and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
November 3, 10, 17, 24, and December 1
Saturday sessions from 9-10:30am
November 4, 11, 18, 25, and December 2
Sunday sessions run from 12-1:30pm.
Project Code-a-Bot is sponsored by Cognizant’s Making the Future program
Landmark studies by the Kaiser Family Foundation and Common Sense Media illustrate that today’s kids from Grades 3 and up spend nearly 11 hours multitasking on media a day. With more time out of school than in, Museums have a pivotal role to play in enhancing out-of-school time with activities, clubs, and events that speak to kids’ digital citizenship and help them embrace their passions through connected learning opportunities in the community. New this Fall, GCM introduces our Afterschool Learning Lab with rotating programs and club activities for groups to experience in a new afterschool setting. In these clubs, kids can create, design, tinker, and engineer in Museum classrooms and Exhibit Areas.
Encourage your students to participate in afterschool programs to further their learning. Students who regularly participate in quality afterschool programs:
. Develop strong social skills
. Get excited about learning
. Improve work habits and grades
. Have higher graduation rates
. Explore career paths and gain workforce skills