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Children and Camps

Robofun: One Day Vacation Class

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Estimated Value
$170 USD
$107 USD to jr0a94c73
Number of Bids
2  -  Bid History

Item Description

One full day of robotics and coding lessons at Robofun during a vacation daycamp.  

In 1998 Laura Hart, a Harvard Graduate School of Education graduate, MIT Media Lab collaborator founded Robofun. Laura’s vision was to create a place where children will get hands-on experience with STEM. Laura, through her experience as a mother, recognizes that there was a need for a place that will complement and enhance private and public school STEM educations.  Unbound by mandated curriculums and test preparation, Laura and the Robofun team believe that children learn best by building and making, and by having exciting materials and tools with which to work. Most importantly, children learn best when they are having fun; when they create something that is personally meaningful.

Our philosophy is based on constructivism or constructionism. We learn best by building and making and by having exciting materials and tools with which to work. Our founder and CEO, Laura Hart, studied and worked with the late Dr. Seymour Papert, co-founder of the Artificial Intelligence Lab at MIT, which later became the MIT Media Lab. They worked together for thirty years. Dr. Papert developed the programming language LOGO, the precursor to Scratch (a language we teach) with over 9 million users. Dr. Papert also developed LEGO® Robotics.

We believe that good teaching recognizes that each child has his/her own learning style or abilities. Our teachers create an environment that allows students to progress at their own pace, encourages collaboration and teamwork and most importantly - our teachers motivate students to never give up and focus on confidence building and creative problem-solving skills.

RoboFun offers dynamic workshops for children using cutting edge technologies. Children ages 3 – 12 (Pre-K to 6th grade) come to our studio on 102nd Street and Broadway in Manhattan to build and program robots, design and construct video games and make stop-motion animations. Your child will learn engineering, coding and creative thinking. Our work is based on children’s innate passion and curiosity and our workshops allow children to become makers and designers. We run creative after-school programs and train teachers in over 100 schools in the New York City area.

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