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Project-Based Learning Club

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an instructional methodology that encourages students to learn and apply knowledge and skills through an engaging experience. PBL presents opportunities for deeper learning in-context and for the development of important skills tied to college and career readiness. We are bringing three opportunities to the students at John Foster Dulles Elementary.

SESSION ONE: FIRST LEGO League Jr. is a non-competitive robotics program designed for children ages six to ten. It is one of the programs established by FIRST. FIRST LEGO League Jr. follows the same theme given to FIRST LEGO League. Session runs September – November, Cost $7O per student

SESSION TWO: Destination Imagination is a volunteer-led, educational non-profit organization that teaches "21st century" skills and STEM principles to kindergarten through university level students by collaborative problem-solving challenges.  Session 2 runs November – January, Cost $5O per student 

SESSION THREE: Coding with SCRATCH is perfect for beginner coders ages 6-9, this highly visual workbook builds basic programming skills using Scratch, a free computer coding programming language, and will take kids from browsing to building.   Session 3 runs February – May, Cost $2O per student

4H CLUB: 4H will also be offered year-round as a part of this club. 4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.  All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills. 4-H members learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in math, science, technology and a variety of other topics.  4-H creates fun while learning in a variety of ways. Kids can participate in 4-H through community clubs, camps, in-school and after-school activities, and summer programs. They increase their self-confidence and personal life skills while learning about specific subjects - anything from animals or computers to public speaking, cooking, art, gardening and environmental sciences, just to name a few project topics.

Contact: Trudi Simpson, [email protected]