Songkran is Upon us, school is out – but you can’t go anywhere! Don’t worry welearn has a solution for your family. We are pleased to offer a one month Project Based Learning program to help entertain, educate and captivate your child during the Songkran Summer break.
Our Summer PBL Program has two key components taken together or separately:
• Quest PBL: Robots in Our World • Academic with Acellus Online (Optional Add on)
Project Based Learning
Our Robotics PBL program connects students aged 9-15 years to study robotics and learn about hardware, software, artificial intelligence, and different industries where robots operate. Students will work on multiple robotic projects and share their work with the global community. To help students create their projects, each student will collaborate with peers from around the world through a series of online lessons.
The Quest. Each Quest based PBL focuses on an Essential Question. The question for the Robotics PBL is
How do robots benefit communities around the world?
Students work individually or in teams (family or with friends virtually) to create original work that they’ll share in the Presentation Day. Samples of projects they will work on include
Design a Robot Students design a robot whose purpose is to benefit society
Explore a Career in Robotics Students plan for a career in robotics by identifying the skills needed to work in the field and local companies who work with robotics
Write a Robot Story Students can choose to create a fictional story, a film, or even a radio broadcast about a specific robot or the future of robotics.
EQUIPMENT YOU NEED
1) PC or Tablet with camera and microphone
2) Internet Connection
3) Web browser
4) Zoom application
5) Other materials such as papers, and colors, etc. The Instructor will advise in advance.
To help students create their projects, they will complete three collaborative lessons. Each lesson includes an informational video, text, and a comprehension question to guide discussions with students around the world.
- Software & Programming
- Artificial Intelligence
This project will help your child master the following skills:
Reading Comprehension: Supports Claims, Summarization, Vocabulary
Writing: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation
Science: Data Analysis, Scientific Models
Technology Skills: Digital Citizenship, Digital Literacy, Informational Fluency
Social & Emotional Skills: Collaboration, Empathy, Curiosity
Participation: Responsiveness, Time Management
Other PBL Subjects
If Robotics doesn’t grab your child’s interest (or been there done that!!) we have many other PBL subjects they can follow if we can a group of kids to join. Ask our customer service team and we might be able to create a program for your group.
Accredited Online Courses
One day a week, students will work on online courses, selected personally for them. For our core academic program WeLearn uses Acellus (www.acellus.com ), a top ranked, accredited US online program that relies on artificial intelligence and cutting-edge technology to deliver a highly personalized and progressive learning experience. [link]
Acellus prepares students to become: Self-confident solvers of complicated problems, Responsible and persistent learners, Expert users of digital technology, Able to express themselves effectively, Independent, self-directed learners
All elements of our program are coordinated and tracked by our learning coaches. Each student will receive one on one mentoring each week to help them complete their weekly goals, become more self-directed and understand how their program and skills help theme achieve their long-term goals. These one on one mentoring sessions typically take place once a week, for one hour, on zoom.