What’s the best investment in your child education?
Learning to program, because coding is the rising second language!
Adelaide Robotics Academy is a STEM school for students between 8 and 18. We run an after-school club at Thebarton Community Centre, as well as workshops, Professional Development (PD) for teachers, incursions and science displays for schools, libraries, OSHC and special events in Adelaide.
At Adelaide Robotics Academy students learn Science, Technology, Engineering and Coding with a curriculum designed by Carnegie Mellon University. The syllabus includes resources, materials, competitions, and tools for EV3, DJI, Tello, Vernier, Comgrow, Creality and others. The course provides a structured sequence of building and programming activities in real-world project-based contexts.
The projects are designed to get students thinking about the patterns and structure of not just robotics, but also programming and problem-solving more generally. On completion, students may sit a 70 questions exam, and if successful, they are awarded a Certificate from Carnegie Mellon University. We are the only Australian institution accredited to organise certification exams on behalf of Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy for Labview (EV-G) and EV3 Classroom.
Apart from building and programming robots, we have special classes for DJI drone programming and 3D printing and modelling. Both the coding and engineering courses are based on the principles of Computational Thinking. Each year our students attend several excursions to exciting Adelaide enterprises involved in high tech, automation, artificial intelligence and engineering. We are the only club that competes against mainstream schools in RoboCup Junior State Championship. And we won! Four trophies in 2019 in Innovation and Sumo Bots, and three cups in 2020 for Robo Soccer.
It’s fun, engaging, hands-on, and it may be the start of a career for many young people!
Digital Technology Training in Adelaide
Adelaide Robotics Academy organises Robotics (building and coding) courses throughout the school year as after-school activities at Thebarton Community Centre every day from Monday to Friday from 4 PM to 6 PM.
The same class will run Monday to Friday from 4-5 pm and 5-6 pm, so the children only need to attend one session per week. All you have to do is choose a day and time (e.g. Mondays from 4 to 5 pm) and ENROL HERE to lock in your spot. Each lesson is 60 minutes. There are 9-11 lessons per term, and the cost is $20 per session. If you don’t have a laptop, you can hire one for $5 per lesson.
No prior experience required. Students can start at any time during the year. Please note that the students must be able to communicate well in English and must be at least 8 years old to be accepted in the course. Each class can have a maximum of 10 students, so there are very limited places available. Book your place now to avoid disappointment!
They use to call it the future. Now it’s the present!
Coding is telling a computer or a robot what you want it to do. Teachers and experts declared programming the ‘new literacy’ because all students need to know the basics to excel in our rapidly changing world. Learning how to code prepares children for the world we live in today.
Today’s kids are very much interested in science and technology. They also know that knowledge in the field will open up new career opportunities. To kindle interest in those areas, youngsters should engage in technology activities, which will help build up mastery of essential technologies, and invigorate the classroom.
Robotics can boost students’ problem-solving skills, teamwork, creativity, and technical knowledge in an engaging, collaborative way.
It is a career
Progress in technology is happening every single day. Children learn the benefits of robotics and their place in society today. Otherwise, they will be left at a distinct disadvantage when they graduate, having fewer career and study possibilities than those who have already grasped the educational concept of what robotics can do and how they do it.
It helps with decision making
Understanding cause and effect is an indispensable life skill that we try to prepare our children for birth. These simple ideas are easy to grasp, but as you get older, decisions are harder to make. With problem-solving and critical thinking skills, excellent and quick decision-making becomes a lot easier. Building and programming robots go hand-in-hand with problem-solving and taps directly into a child’s natural curiosity, which is precisely where great ideas and life-changing inventions are born.
It assists in problem-solving
A natural “how does it do that” reply from kids leads to crucial critical thinking skills. Youngsters learn to rationalise and reason when learning about and to imagine a robots potential. Finding out just how robotics can help with problem-solving, leads to the conception of infinite other possibilities and the opportunity to understand out just how to make them happen. Just because your child battles to figure out a math problem on paper, doesn’t mean they don’t have the ability for maths. Robotics develops fun, practical reasoning and problem solving that children don’t even realise they are learning.
It helps with STEM at school
Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths are not only for the school nerds. The benefits of learning these subjects spread across all areas of life and in every career choice. In this technological era, STEM encourages reasoning and teach the type of thinking skills that 21st-century adults will need in a world where the use of robotics will enhance almost everything.
It’s coding, so it’s the future
The world’s future is based not just on being able to use technology, but also in developing it. To learn robotics children need to be exposed to computer programming. There is already a gap in the career market for coders, and continual advancements in technology only serve to highlight the value of robotics training. Discovering new ways to increase interest in STEM subjects, and their importance to the exciting world our youngsters will soon be living in is becoming a crucial part of their education.