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RoboKids: Robotic Adventures with Dash

RoboKids: Robotic Adventures with Dash

Embark on RoboKids: Robotic Adventures with Dash, a comprehensive journey through Dash the Traveler, Dash and the Lost Realm, and Dash Competitions.

This course offers a unique blend of creativity, exploration, and competition. Students will navigate through diverse adventures, solve mysteries, and tackle obstacle courses using the DASH robot. They'll master programming with drag-and-drop commands, bringing innovative designs to life and enhancing their robotics skills. Each focus area challenges students to think critically, work collaboratively, and unleash their imagination. Join us for an unparalleled robotics adventure!

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  • About RoboKids: Robotic Adventures with Dash

    RoboKids: Robotic Adventures with Dash is designed in alignment with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards, ensuring a comprehensive and balanced approach to early digital literacy and coding education. This course invites young learners to dive into the world of robotics through engaging, hands-on activities that combine creativity and technology.

    Our curriculum seamlessly integrates coding principles with English Language Arts (ELA) crossovers, fostering both scientific inquiry and literacy skills. By exploring coding concepts through the DASH robot, students enhance their technical abilities while developing problem-solving and communication skills. Each lesson is thoughtfully structured to include a mix of coding exercises and interactive projects, promoting a balance between screen time and active play.

  • Focus Areas

    Embark on an exciting journey with Dash the Traveler, where students use the DASH robot to navigate through various challenges and adventures. This focus area combines drag-and-drop coding with imaginative storytelling, enhancing problem-solving skills and technical proficiency as students guide Dash through interactive and educational quests.

    Venture into the mysterious world of Dash and the Lost Realm, where creativity and robotics merge. Students will use the DASH robot to solve puzzles, uncover secrets, and bring their imaginative designs to life. This focus area promotes critical thinking and innovation, offering a thrilling exploration into the world of robotics and coding.

    Enter the competitive arena of Dash Competitions, where students build and code robots to navigate obstacle courses and tackle exciting challenges. This focus area emphasizes teamwork, strategic thinking, and technical skills, providing a dynamic environment for young robotics enthusiasts to test their ingenuity and compete in fun, engaging contests.

  • Enhance Code Skills

    Children will enhance their coding abilities through hands-on experience with Dash, learning block-based coding to build a strong foundational understanding of programming concepts. This experience prepares them for future learning in more complex coding languages.

  • Foster Creativity

    Students will use Dash as a creative outlet, designing and customizing their robot's behavior. By experimenting with commands and sequences, children will bring their innovative ideas to life, enhancing their imagination and creative problem-solving skills.

  • Cultivate Collaboration

    Programming Dash encourages teamwork, promoting collaboration and effective communication among students. They will learn to share ideas, solve problems together, and clearly articulate their plans and instructions, developing vital skills for collaborative work in any future career path.

Sample Lessons

These lessons offer a glimpse into the vibrant and dynamic world of RoboKids: Robotic Adventures with Dash, showcasing how students can transform their creativity through exciting robotic quests, puzzle-solving challenges, and competitive coding adventures. By engaging with DASH, students embark on an enriching educational journey that enhances their problem-solving skills, fosters innovation, and ignites their passion for robotics and coding.

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Dash the Traveler - Introduction to Robotics

Embark on a journey with Dash the Traveler! In this lesson, students will be introduced to the basics of robotics and the DASH robot. They will learn how to use drag-and-drop coding to navigate Dash through simple challenges, setting the foundation for more complex adventures.

Dash the Traveler - Coding Basics

Dive deeper into the world of coding with Dash the Traveler. This lesson focuses on fundamental programming concepts such as loops, events, and sequences. Students will guide Dash through a series of increasingly difficult tasks, enhancing their problem-solving skills and understanding of coding logic.

Dash and the Lost Realm - Puzzle Solving

Venture into the Lost Realm with Dash and solve intriguing puzzles. Students will use their coding skills to program Dash, enabling him to navigate through mazes and overcome obstacles. This lesson emphasizes critical thinking and creative problem-solving as students unlock the secrets of the Lost Realm.

Dash Competitions - Obstacle Course Challenges

Enter the competitive world of Dash Competitions! In this lesson, students will design and code robots to navigate complex obstacle courses. Through fun and engaging challenges, they will enhance their strategic thinking, teamwork, and coding abilities.

Dash Competitions - Team Coding Challenge

Collaborate and compete in a team coding challenge. Students will work in groups to program their DASH robots, tackling various tasks and competing against other teams. This lesson focuses on collaboration, communication, and leadership skills, providing a dynamic and interactive learning experience.

Course Format

Our curriculum is designed to blend the dynamic structure of afterschool programs with the proven 5E instructional model—Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate.

Each phase is crafted to captivate and retain student interest, fostering a seamless and enriched learning experience.

Engage Phase: We spark curiosity with captivating STEM visuals and thought-provoking prompts to draw students into the subject matter.

Explore Phase: Students embark on their educational journey with clear STEM objectives, supported by an environment that encourages experimentation and learning from mistakes.

Explain Phase: Foundational STEM knowledge is delivered, often integrating concepts from various disciplines to provide a holistic understanding.

Elaborate Phase: Students participate in hands-on STEM projects and activities, reinforcing their learning through practical application and critical thinking exercises.

Evaluate Phase: The journey culminates in reflection, where students assess their achievements and connect their learning to real-world STEM applications.

This structured yet flexible approach ensures every student benefits from a comprehensive, engaging, and reflective STEM educational experience.

Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.