Lego Workshop – Dusshera holiday workshop for kids

Lego Workshop – Dusshera holiday workshop for kids

The LEGO Education WeDo™ Robotics Construction Set, aimed at children aged 6-11 introduces LEGO robotics to younger audience. The set combines the beloved LEGO bricks with one motor, two sensors, and a hub that connects the model to the computer. Simple drag-and-drop visual programming software is then used to bring the model to life. With this kid-friendly approach, the set makes learning fun, inspiring and engaging. Kids learn about complex topics in the fields of physics, engineering, and programming, as well as develop motor and cognitive skills through robot building, all as they have fun with LEGO bricks.These projects help children to lay the foundation for lifelong learning.

LEGO® StoryStarter gets kids to work together to create and build stories with LEGO® bricks and figures, then use the unique StoryVisualiser Software to visualise, write and communicate their work.

How it helps?
A play full learning approach
Think creatively to make a working model
Develop vocabulary and communicationskills to explain how the model works
Establish links between cause and effect
Reflect on how to find answers and imagine new possibilities
Follow 2D drawings to build a 3D model
Thinklogically and create a program to produce a specific behaviour
Write and present creative stories using models for visual and dramatic effects

Level: Beginner (No previous experience required).

Projects covered:
 1 guided project such as: Moving monkey, Spirograph, Recycle truck
 1 free story writing project: build scenes for a story and write on the iPad
 1 community build project to build a new city

Techniques covered:
Using motor, axles, tilt sensor, gears, motion sensor, lever, pulleys and writing algorithms / programming.

Take home:
A lot of FUN! Children will develop their 21st-century skills like problem solving, collaboration and communication
No models will be given home

Age group: 6 – 12 years
Price:Rs. 3,000
Dates: Sep 25, 26, 27
Timings: 2.30 pm – 5.00 pm (all three days)

Register – http://bloomandgrow.in/event/robotics-with-lego-wedo-dussera-camp-in-sep

Design thinking for students (Grade 8 – Grade 12)

Design thinking for students (Grade 8 – Grade 12)

“Design Thinking is an essential skill for creative problem solving of the future”

HeyDesign! is a program crafted by educators and practicing designers for youngsters (ages 12 to 18).

This program is created to foster creative and critical thinking, communication, and collaborative problem solving which are the foundations of design thinking and key 21 st century skills necessary for growth and success. The four modules of the program: IGNITE, EXPLORE, CREATE and EXPERIENCE start from design thinking and lead up to discipline focused mentoring and support.

Who is the first module IGNITE for?

IGNITE is for students between the age group of 12 to 18. It is for YOU if your answer to any of the questions below is a YES!

– Want to know how to “creatively” solve a problem?

– Want to know how designers work?

– Do you enjoy making things that are useful and delightful?

– Want to learn how companies like Apple, Nike, Facebook, McDonalds and LEGO became successful?

What will you take away?

You will learn and apply:

– Visual thinking as a tool for ideation, creation and articulation

– The power of collaboration

– Tools that enhance observation, reflection and innovation.

– Design thinking skills that can be applied across various areas of education and disciplines

When & Where?

May 29 to June 2

8:30 am to 12:30 pm

Venue: Bloom and Grow, Koramangala, Across from Koramangala club.

Registration Fees: Rs. 9500 (includes materials)

Come join us for “IGNITE”!, 20 hours of learning through immersion, exploration and imagination!

Learn more at http://www.designfold.co/education

About the Trainers –

Atul Saraf, co-founder of Designfold brings in 20 years of experience in cross disciplinary design that includes architecture, retail design, brand communication, user experience and interaction design. Over last decade Atul has been passionately advocating creative thinking and human centred design across organizations, academia and NGOs. Atul brings in an extensive experience from both industry, and academia in training professionals and teaching students about design thinking, and user experience design. His vision is to help next generation of young minds make a difference to the ever growing complex world through meaningful design. Atul is also a qualified architect.

Beena Prabhu, co-founder of Designfold has straddled across the fields of engineering and design over the last two decades. During this time she has spent time consulting, teaching and training in the areas of Design/Creative Thinking, Innovation and User Experience Design. She brings with her extensive experience and learnings from the professional environment, and academia at the school, undergraduate and graduate levels. She believes that design thinking is a skill that needs to be nurtured and reinforced at an early age. Her vision is to help create problem solvers of the future equipped with new ways of thinking. She has masters degrees in design and engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Learn more at http://www.designfold.co/education