Tech Heroes School Holiday Club

20th September 1st October 2021

Delivered Online

The City of Melton Tech Heroes September school Club created by Western BACE and powered by the City of Melton Libraries Teams. Girls and boys ages 5-15 from City of Melton can join a range of free self-paced Robotics Lending, Pop-up, Coding, Design, Tech, intermediate and advanced challenges specifically designed, to encourage creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration. Guided by the Western BACE STEM Squad participants will have access to group and 1-1 support and robotics kits by the Western BACE STEM Lending Library. During Week 1 of the School Holidays from Parents and kids have the opportunity to borrow robotics kits for girls and boys ages 5-15 from our Western BACE Lending Library, to continue having fun learning together by completing self-paced activities.  

 Monday 20th to Friday  24th September –  Borrow a robotics kit for girls and boys to continue having fun together by completing self-paced activities.   

Monday 27th September to Friday 1st October – A range of special online challenges begin.

 

Week 1 Robotics Lending Library Activities (Self-Paced Learning Worksheet) commence 20th September – 24th September

STEM Short stories with Ozobot is a great introduction for girls and boys ages 5 to 8 to coding for beginners. Kids have the opportunity to get creative with tech and recreate a scene from a favourite book or compose and tell a short adventure story, mixing coding with storytelling. Designed has self-paced activity participants will learn to bring technology into narrating and bringing to life a short story with Ozobot robotics kit miniature line following robotic. Fun, engaging and low-pressure activity. No-prior experience is required. These School Holidays Parents and kids have will have opportunity to borrow Ozobot robotic kit supported by the Western BACE Lending Library, to continue having fun learning together by completing self-paced these activities.

Commences Monday 20th September (Week 1)

www.ozobotlending.eventbrite.com.au

Commences Monday 27th September (Week 2)

www.ozobotlendingwk2.eventbrite.com.au

Sphero and Cody Rockey are the perfect robotics to help kids develop computational thinking skills and the mindsets that are necessary to compete in a worldwide, technology-rich ecosystem. Girls and boys ages 9 to 12, have will the opportunity to apply their creativity, logical thinking, problem-solving and coding skills to complete fun mini challenges. Prior experience is required. These School holidays parents and kids have the opportunity to borrow a Sphero or Codey Rocky robotic kit and mini self-paced challenge instructions and resources from our Western BACE Robotics Lending Library to continue learning and have fun together.

Commences Monday 20th September

www.roboticsgroup1.eventbrite.com.au

Learn how computers work using and coding BBC Microbit robotic. The Microbit robotic teaches the basics fundamentals of how software and hardware work together. No prior experienced required. Girls and boys ages 12 to 15 will apply their creativity, logical thinking, problem-solving and coding skills to complete fun mini challenges. These School holidays parents and kids will have the opportunity to borrow a Microbit robotic kit and mini self-paced challenge instructions and resources from our Western BACE Robotics Lending Library to continue learning and have fun together.

Commences Monday 20th September

www.microbitgroup2.eventbrite.com.au

Week 2 Online Challenges commence 27th September – 1st October

This Introduction to Coding using “Scratch” challenge is a great activity for first time coders. Using Scratch will help girls and boys ages 9-12, who are new to programming language such has “Scratch” will learn to think creatively, problem solving, designing projects, communicating and bring their ideas to life.

Challenges commence Monday 27th September (9am -10am)

www.blockcodingwk2.eventbrite.com.au

Coding using Python is a wonderful introduction to both fundamental programming ideas and python programming language. It’s the perfect first language for boys and girls of all ages to learn the basics of software development by completing interactive coding challenges. Delivered online this challenge is designed to complete at home at children own pace with support from the Western BACE STEM Squad.

Challenges commence Monday 27th September (10am -11am)

www.pythonforbeginnerswk2.eventbrite.com.au

This challenge is designed for experienced programmers, focused on hands-on practical programming and group discussion. Programming using Python participant will expand participants skills and understanding in solving real-life projects and begin exploring the different components of developing, problem-solving and design.

Challenges commence Monday 27th September (11am -12pm)

www.advancedpythonwk2.eventbrite.com.au

Sphero and Cody Rockey are the perfect robotics to help kids develop computational thinking skills and the mindsets that are necessary to compete in a worldwide, technology-rich ecosystem. Girls and boys ages 9 to 12, will apply their creativity, logical thinking, problem-solving and coding skills to complete fun mini challenges.Girls and Boy will be using robotics kits such as Codey Rockey and Sphero for Robotics Challenges, and free online resources with programming languages like “Sphero Edu”, mBlock and MakeBlock applications to complete the online coding challenges. Prior experience is required.

Challenges commence Monday 27th September (10am -11am)

www.roboticsgroup1wk2.eventbrite.com.au

Learn how computers work using and coding with the new BBC Microbits v2 robotic. The Microbit robotic teaches the basics fundamentals of how software and hardware work together. No prior experience required. Girls and boys ages 12 to 15 will apply their creativity, logical thinking, problem-solving and coding skills to complete fun mini challenges. Using the Microbit V2 offers a whole new experience, bring a whole new host of onboard features such as sound, speaker, microphone, and touch logo.

Challenges commence Monday 27th September (9am -10am)

www.microbitgroup2wk2.eventbrite.com.au

TinkerCAD’ s new Codeblocks computational design workspace is the simplest place to make 3D models using draggable blocks of code. Learn basic design and coding principles in an easy-to-learn workspace for TinkerCAD.

Challenges commence Monday 27th September (10am -11am)

www.3ddesigningwk2.eventbrite.com.au

A great Introduction for girls and boys to explore the world of 3D Design. Using free, online, beginner-friendly CAD design software "TinkerCAD" under the guidance of the Western BACE STEM Squad, kids will think, create, and make. Participants will complete a series of design challenges including designing their own vehicle and get an introduction to design thinking and how design has become an important part in today's technological world. There may also be the opportunity to print designs using the latest 3D printer technology!

Challenges commence Monday 27th September (10am -11am)

www.advanceddesignwk2.eventbrite.com.au

Using ‘Minecraft’, participants will learn the fundamentals of computer science and circuitry using Minecraft Redstone, you'll build contraptions and complete fun challenges. *Things for participants to consider Participants with existing Minecraft: Java edition account and or wish to purchase their own account are welcomed to join. Alternative one will be supplied during program commencement. PC with 5GB storage space recommended Activity programs will not be successfully used on a school supplied laptop or iPad

Challenges commence Monday 27th September (12pm -1pm)

www.minecraftwk2.eventbrite.com.au

BOOKINGS: Further information and all bookings are available at: https://bit.ly/3jYUmvn 

 For other enquiries contact us at: 

 e: Stem@westernbace.com  

p: 03 8560 1820