Robotics and Programming Camp

Summer 2016

Age Groups

  • Elementary- rising 5th and 6th graders

  • Junior High- rising 7th and 8th graders

  • High School- rising 9th and 10th graders

Camp Dates

  • June 6-9 Prep Week

  • June 20-23 Junior High

  • June 27-30 Junior High and High School


  • July 11-14 Prep Week

  • July 18-21 Elementary Week

  • July 25-28 Elementary Week

Logistics

  • Time: 8 am - 12 noon

  • Location: PDC

  • We’ve been approved to be a free feeding site for box breakfast and lunches for our students. That will give us a staggered drop off/pickup time so that we have a little more flexibility.

Registration

We can open registration the Monday after Spring Break. We will have a Google Form to collect contact information about our students, and after we have made selections we can email the parents a link to pay for the camp.

Tuition for Students

We can open registration the Monday after Spring Break. We will have a Google Form to collect contact information about our students, and after we have made selections we can email the parents a link to pay for the camp.

Collecting Money from Parents

We will need a website with a link for parents to pay with credit card. Stephanie Dhalla will set up a RevTrak account for us, and an activity fund will need to be created to put the funds collected. If a parent needs to pay with cash or check, they can go to Central Office and pay there since we don’t work with money on a regular basis and don’t have a vault, credit card machine or regular armored car pickup.

Schedule and Curriculum

Elementary and Junior High (different lessons for each age group)

  • Block 1 (1 & ½ hours)- Robotics

Lego EV3 robots, and the Lego Space Challenge (1 robot kit per every two students and two Space Challenge kits.

  • Block 2 (1 hour)- Coding

Code.org to learn block drag and drop coding.

  • Block 3 (1 hour)- Problem solving and simple programming

Littlebits (big enough kids for each student or pair of students) and Spheros (one Sphero and cover per every two students)

Schedule and Curriculum

High School (still need some work on this section)

  • Block 1 (1 & ½ hours)- Robotics

Lego EV3 robots, and either EV3 Design Engineering Projects or some other curriculum

  • Block 2 (1 hour)- Coding

Scratch and MakeyMakey to learn block drag and drop coding.

  • Block 3 (1 hour)- Problem solving and simple programming

Raspberry Pi or App Inventor

Community Partnerships

  • Arlington Public Library- Marla Boswell, Community Librarian
  • Arlington Police Department- Sgt. Paul Long, SWAT Team Leader
  • GameStop- Charlie Larkin, Sr. Director of GTI Innovation Initiatives
  • Warner Bros./ LEGO- Paula Cook, Warner Bros.

Expenses

  • Teachers- 4 ½ hours x 4 days x $25 per hour

  • T-shirts - less than $7 each

  • Snacks- less than $1 per student per day

  • Consumable materials- $80 per week

  • Printshop and office supplies- $20 per week


We will also try to leverage High School CS students and/or Honor Society or Key Club students needing hours. We may also have teachers who would be willing to volunteer some time during the camps.

Equipment- Elementary and Junior High

  • Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robots- 12 @ $350 each

  • Lego Mindstorm Expansion Kits- 12 @ $100 each

  • Lego Software (site license)- 1 @ $400

  • Lego EV# Space Activity Pack and Challenge Set Combo- 2 @ $350 each

  • Education Pack - Sphero SPRK Edition (12)- 2 @ $1200

  • Sphero Nubby Cover Education Pack (12)- 2 @ $110

  • LittleBits Student Set- 2 @ $274 each

  • Materials for Robotics tables- $100

Seed Money Grant Budget Request

  • Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robots- 6 @ $350 each

  • Lego Mindstorm Expansion Kits- 6 @ $100 each

  • Lego Software (site license)- 1 @ $400

  • Education Pack - Sphero SPRK Edition (12)- 1 @ $1200

  • Sphero Nubby Cover Education Pack (12)- 1 @ $110

  • LittleBits Student Set- 2 @ $274 each


Total- $4957.33 plus shipping to Georgia Tech