April/May Workshop Series INFORMATION
- Location: Explorations Learning Center, 6591 Somerled, Montreal
- Dates: April 6th to May 25, 2019
- Schedule: Saturdays between 9am and 4pm
- Registration Opens: Open
EV3 ROBOTICS – SEARCH AND RESCUE
Saturday, April 27th, 9 am to 12 pm
Designed for students in Grades 3 to 6, this EV3 Robotics Workshop will introduce Learners to basic EV3 programming as they overcome challenging Search & Rescue Missions and Obstacle Courses.
In the first part of the Activity, Learners will be introduced to the different types of sensors and their uses. Finally, they will be challenged to solve various Search and Rescue challenges using their Maze Bots and the EV3 Programming App.
DESIGN, CREATE, BUILD – CATAPULTS
Saturday, May 4th, 9 am to 12 pm
Designed for students in Grades 3 to 6, this workshop will introduce learners to the design process as they work with different tools and materials to create catapults. In the first part of the workshop, participants will be introduced to different components of the process as they work to overcome a simple challenge. Then, they will design and build a wood catapult that launches a small projectile at a target.
DIGITAL MUSIC MADNESS
Saturday, May 4th, from 1 pm to 4 pm
Welcome to the world of digital music creation. In this 3-hour workshop, learners will be introduced to beats and patterns in music as they develop their own music using Garageband.
VIDEO GAME DESIGN – EVENTS & CONFLICT
Saturday, May 24th, from 9 am to 12 pm
This workshop will allow you to create your very own personalized Role Playing Game (RPG). The software provided will allow your creativity to flourish, limited only by your imagination. You will be invited to design worlds and characters that will come to life as you learn how to program basic events. This user-friendly software allows you to get started right away on designing your next great adventure in game programming
CLAYMATION – CHARACTERS AND MOVEMENT
Saturday, May 24th, from 1 pm to 4 pm
This workshop will allow you to discover the art of claymation animation. Learn about creating storyboards, lighting sets and designing characters as you develop your very own short animation.
Who are the Activity Leaders?
At Explorations, we believe in connecting children with passionate, dynamic educators. Our weekend program will continue this tradition. All of our leaders are certified teachers, highly-professional educators or industry experts.
Do I need to provide a lunch for my child?
Yes, if your child is registered for the full day, we ask that he/she brings a NUT FREE lunch that will not require re-heating.
Is there supervision during lunch and breaks?
Our program assistants will be on site to provide supervision during the lunch period and breaks.
What level of English does my child need to participate?
Our teachers are trained to cater to many different levels of English, but many of the Activities are advanced and require at least basic conversational English to follow and participate.
Do I need to provide any additional material?
No, Explorations will provide all of the material necessary for the Activities.
Where can I register?
You can register directly on our Amilia registration page by following this link.
Can I register in person?
Yes, we do accept same-day registrations, but we cannot guarantee that a place will be available.
Will the material covered in the Activities overlap with my child's school curriculum?
It can happen that some of the material covered in Explorations Activities overlaps with school curriculum. However, our goal is to provide rich learning experiences that allow children to delve deeper into subjects that interest them. Our Leaders will know when they should challenge participants to think deeper about certain topics.
How many children will be in each Activity?
In order to create rich, participative learning experiences, Explorations never allows more than 15 participants per Activity.