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Since opening three years ago, iCode Bellevue has introduced hundreds of students to STEM education. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can all benefit students today and lead them to success in the future. For students eager to start their STEM and coding journey, our Lego EV3 Battle of the Bots Camp is the perfect introduction. This camp is made for students ages 6-11 and introduces students to a variety of STEM concepts in a competition format. As a part of this class, students will learn coding, robotics, and vital soft skills to help them continue their learning journey. Explore Engineering In this camp, iCode instructors introduce students to coding and robotics in a hands-on environment. When students arrive, they will learn about robotics competitions such as the First Lego League and the DARPA Grand Challenge. Like the competitors in these competitions, campers will consider different strategies and make plans to win a class-wide robotics competition. Participants designed and built their battle bots after guided instruction on engineering concepts and Lego EV3s. Working in groups of two, students begin building the first version of their bots. Students must work together to outfit their bot with attachments and codable sensors. This collaborative…
iCode's Most Popular Summer Camp Since opening its doors three years ago, Minecraft: Adventures in Modding has remained the most popular summer camp at iCode Bellevue. Over two hundred students completed iCode Bellevue's Minecraft Modding program in 2023; even more have already signed up for 2024. Students are clearly interested in learning to mod in Minecraft, but parents may wonder what modding is and what students can expect to learn at the camp's completion. What is Modding? Modding in Minecraft involves using Javascript files to alter aspects of the game to customize the user experience. For students, modding offers a platform to learn crucial skills and develop a passion for STEM education. Through modding, students engage in creative problem-solving as they identify issues within the game and craft solutions through experimentation. As part of this process, students will learn how to create pixel art, strengthen their computer skills, and how to work with other students on collaborative projects. Some examples of class projects students can look forward to working on are creating customized tools, armor, and blocks inside the game. Students will also learn to adjust the properties of these digital assets to customize their experience. Will Students Just Play…
What Makes Our STEM School Effective? At iCode Bellevue, we constantly seek opportunities to enrich our children's lives. We do this by matching them with qualified instructors, providing the latest technology, and breaking down rigorous concepts through our patented curriculum. For parents and students interested in STEM, our after-school programs are a fantastic way to support learning goals. With our unique blend of education, innovation, and fun, our signature Belt Program offers an incredible opportunity for students to thrive. This comprehensive FAQ guide will delve into the details of iCode Bellevue's after-school programs, providing you with everything you need to know to make an informed decision for your child's education and personal development. Q1: What is iCode Bellevue's After-School Belt Program? iCode Bellevue's Belt Program is our signature after-school program. Each belt teaches students a different STEM topic, and students can find the best program based on their age and interests. Our Belt Program is taught in person at our Bellevue campus. By teaching students face-to-face, we can provide hands-on learning experiences in technology, coding, game development, and robotics. iCode's Belt Program also emphasizes soft skills in each of its courses. Students will build their collaboration, teamwork, problem-solving, and critical…
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