A Bricks 4 Kidz workshop uses the LEGO® bricks kids love to deliver hands-on lessons correlated to cross-disciplinary curriculum objectives. The Bricks 4 Kidz approach to learning is imaginative, multi-sensory and fun, creating a dynamic learning experience for your students. Our models are the centerpiece of the lesson, which includes an educator-scripted discussion designed to engage students in a discovery process. Screened, trained Bricks 4 Kidz teachers deliver everything needed including specialized LEGO® kits, instructional model plans, and take-home materials. We are able to facilitate workshops at your location or ours for many groups (minimum of 15 participants required) including:
- In-School Workshops (we come to you!)
- Artist in Residence
- Girl Guides and Scouts
- Before & After Child Care Programs
- Homeschoolers…and many more! Contact us to see how we can meet your needs!
IN-SCHOOL PROGRAM OPTIONS:
1. WHOLE SCHOOL LEGO® STEM RESIDENCIES
This program provides the best value, offering a cohesive school experience while allowing each class targeted exposure with multiple impressions to gain a deeper understanding of concepts through repetition, comparing/contrasting projects and predicting/testing of hypothesis. Each grade is able to select workshop content from the provided list (B4K units in Alignment with Alberta Ed Curriculum can be emailed) aligned with Provincial learning outcomes to illustrate and enhance their classroom lessons through hands-on, inquiry-based experiences. This comprehensive booking option includes a demonstration of learning component through provision of a Bricks4Kidz facilitated Family Fun Night Event (value $2500+) or the school can opt to select 10% price reduction compared to individual workshop pricing. Residencies are available in Traditional or Robotic Options as follows:
1. Traditional Package – includes two 90 minute workshops for each classroom providing 3 hours of instruction/building time including 4 targeted project lessons, builds and supplementary STEM documents for classroom teachers to use as a teaching tool or to post on Brightspace.
- $450 per class of up to 24 students
- $550 per class of over 24 students
Program can be customized to include additional exposures based on learning goals and budget. Each additional session is 90 minutes long and includes 2 lessons/builds at $225 or $275 each (dependent on student count).
2. Robotics Package – includes two 90 minute workshops for each classroom providing 3 hours of instruction, building, programming time and then incorporating multiple functions, sensors and introduction to challenges.
- $500 per class of up to 24 students
- $600 per class of over 24 students
Program can be customized to include additional exposures based on learning goals and budget. Each additional session is 90 minutes long at $250 or $300 each (dependent on student count).
2. SINGLE SESSION IN SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
These sessions are tied to the Alberta Ed curriculum and are available for Kindergarten to Grade 6 students with project choices based on unit focus. Pricing is based on up to 24 students and includes GST. Workshops are available in 4 formats as follow:
i. Deluxe – 50 minute single lesson and build – Choice of 1 Traditional bricks OR motorized Technic model.
- $175 per class of up to 24 students
- $200 per class of over 24 students
ii. Premiere – 90 minutes including 2 lessons and 2 builds – Choice of 1 Traditional Brick and 1 Technic Motorized Model OR 2 Traditional Bricks OR 2 Technic Motorized Models.
- $225 per class of up to 24 students
- $275 per class of over 24 students
iii. Introduction to Robotics – 90 minutes of Jr. Robotics and Remote Controls (Grades 1-2) and Mindstorms NXT or EV3 lesson (Grades 3-6) – covers an introduction to programming a build through the use of LEGO® bricks and computers. See below for description on Jr. Robotics & RCs.
- $250 per class of up to 25 students
- $300 per class of over 25 students
iv. Advancing Robotics – 2.5 hours of Mindstorms NXT or EV3 lesson (Grades 3-6) – covers an introduction to programming a build utilizing additional sensors, power functions and complex computer programming. See below for description on Mindstorms Robotics.
- $415 per class of up to 25 students
- $500 per class of over 25 students
JR. ROBOTICS & REMOTE CONTROLS:
Take your students LEGO® experience to the next level with this engaging class that offers all the fun and learning of our popular technic building classes, plus the challenge of computer programming! Using LEGO’s® We-Do drag-and-drop icon based software (designed specifically for elementary ages), sensors and remote controls; your child will further customize their builds by adding sound and motion. An excellent introduction into the world of computer programming and robotics that will ignite their imagination with possibilities in today’s technological world.
MINDSTORMS ROBOTICS – NXT 2.0 & EV3:
Experience the cutting edge of technology with the introduction of LEGO® Mindstorms NXT 2.0 or EV3 Robotics. Students will be captivated as they incorporate motors, sensors and software by programming their commands directly into the intelligent brick. Our endless list of builds and challenges is sure to provide the complete fundamental components of robotics at its best!
FAMILY FUN NIGHT:
This event combines learning and fun for the whole family. Bricks 4 Kidz staff set up and facilitate a variety of activity stations including hands-on project builds and interactive games and challenges with LEGO® bricks. This is a great no cost opportunity for the school that allows families in any demographic to be able to experience our programs. The cost of the event is only $5 per participant (kids 3 & under are free but must be supervised by parents at all times due to small parts). Advance registration on our website is required to ensure adequate staffing and supplies. Parent Council can use this as a fundraiser by increasing set ticket prices or we will donate flat 20% of ticket sales. Larger schools may require either time staggered events or 2 bookings to accommodate interest.
A multiple booking discount is offered for 4 or more of the same workshop on the same day(s) – 5%.