Academic Booster Club
OLA Lego Robotics Club
Launching this Fall 2017, the OLA Academic Booster Club is piloting a new STEM education concept -- the OLA Lego Robotics Club. To find out more, check out the Lego Robotics Club pages below, and register your child to become a founding member of this amazing learning experience.
Scroll below to access the Lego Robotics Club registration and information pages.
- What is Lego Robotics?
- Who can join?
- Do students need prior programming skills to join?
- Why should my son or daughter join?
- When does the club meet?
- How much does it cost to join?
- What if I have sports or other conflicts?
- How do I sign up?
- How can I learn more?
A: Lego Robotics is a Lego-sponsored initiative used by thousands of schools and millions of students to learn 21st century skills and turn Lego toys into programmable robots. If your son or daughter ever used/uses Legos, this just adds computers, sensors, and motors to what they already build but creates a pathway to more adventurous science and engineering pursuits down the road.
Lego Robotics provides valuable extensions to math and science skills already being developed at OLA, as well as new opportunities to improve teamwork, collaboration, and creative thinking. Topical themes like artificial intelligence, design thinking, and the internet of things are made into concrete projects that students can relate to rather than less accessible, abstract concepts.
The club also provides opportunities for elected leadership positions for middle school students -- with an emphasis on those applying to high school soon -- along with opportunities for volunteer hours for club members who help as “buddies” for younger students. There will be a heavy emphasis on making the Lego Robotics experience enjoyable and fun, with snacks at every meeting, club t-shirts, prizes, and more.