Welcome to Brickineers courses and camps!
Enhanced STEM (STELMA) Learning with emphasis on Engineering. Robotics and Programming.
Our courses are well paced and well themed. Robot engineering is a multidisciplinary endeavour where Science, Technology, Engineering, the Logic of programming and Math come into play. Expression of Art also occurs when children embellish their creations with nonfunctional but aesthetically pleasing attachments.
Wolly Barabash, a certified child care supervisor who happens to be a real Engineer (ring and all), leads the classes. He also has a Masters degree in Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.
“No one can see the future because there are many futures. Prepare for the one you wish for and it will come true.”
Our next classes will start in late September. Classes will be on Saturdays near the U of C, details to be finalized in by August 29th.
We will return to BRCA on Sundays beginning January 2019.
Our Camps at Rutland Park Community Centre in SW Calgary are now engaged. Thank you for your interest.
Our Courses are unique in the world of after-school and homeschooling STEM education.
The Brickineers philosophy is “Experential Learning”, which is based on engineering practices, and translates to: “think, do, reflect and do again”.
Robotics can be a gateway for children to learn about applied mathematical concepts, the scientific method of inquiry, and problem solving. Working with robotic manipulatives engages children in social interactions and negotiations while playing to learn and learning to play. (Tufts University Dev Tech Research)
Classes and camps offer the means and ways to learn applied art and science. Topics covered are programming, mathematics and engineering sciences. Current classes and camps offer game programming in Scratch, Lego robotics programming using drop down visual languages and/or Scratch, VEX robotic programming using RobotC, free-build machines and Stop Motion Animation.
Join us and have your child embark on a journey towards life long learning practices.
Boost Class 1
Neighbour Day at Thorncliffe
Calgary’s first (and maybe the world’s) Lego BOOST class has finished and we had a fabulous time with robot builds and finally, the ClawBot! This class we just tried to grab and drag objects from the competition mat. The final class we used the distance sensor to locate an object (which included a Minecraft Spider) and grab and drag. BOOST is an amazing development system for young roboticists and we are proud to implement it for our avid learners! Thank you Owen, Mattias, Jasper, Eli, William, Isaac, Regan and Isaaq!