The Innovation Philosophy: Learn by doing with agency, heart, and purpose
Boys can dream, make, think, and do in our Innovation Lab. Through the powerful and iterative process of imagining a problem, designing solutions, repeatedly building and testing, and accomplishing a solution that is shared with a larger audience, boys develop creative confidence, persistence, and purpose. By teaching students the problem-solving tools and habits of mind to be change-makers and problem-identifiers, students build empathy while developing twenty-first century skills.
Fall 2018 After School Courses
The Innovation Lab team is excited to offer two after school robotics courses for Lower and Middle School students this fall. Both courses will run from 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. for six weeks, with the Middle School program on Wednesdays and the Lower School program on Thursdays. Following is a detailed description of each program, as well as specific dates that each course will be in-session. Both courses will take place in the Innovation Lab in the Campus Center.
- Intro to LEGO Robotics (for Lower School students only): Robots are everywhere! They're driving cars, organizing warehouses, building furniture, and helping doctors and nurses take better care of patients. During this six-week course, we'll learn how to build and program our own robots using LEGO EV3. Students will construct robot models and write programs to instruct them how to move and respond to their environment. No prior experience necessary. Come ready to collaborate, take risks, and have fun building robots! SESSION DATES: Thursdays on October 25, November 8, 15 and 29, and December 6 and 13
- LEGO Robotics (for Middle School students only): Will robots really take over the world someday? Is it truly only a matter of time until robots will be programming us? The only way to make sure the future of humanity is safe is to become an expert robot handler! Learn the ways of the Force, young padawan. Build and program your own robots! During this six-week course, we'll cover the basics of construction, wiring, and programming LEGO EV3 robots. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll level up to face more difficult challenges. The fate of the world is in your hands. Are you ready...? SESSION DATES: Wednesdays on October 24, November 7, 14, and 28, and December 5 and 12
Students who attend these after school courses must be picked up by 5:15 p.m.
How to Register:
Registration is required in order to participate in either robotics course. Interested boys in our Lower and Middle Schools must register by 2:00 p.m. on Friday, October 19 with this link. If too many boys register for a course, Fenn will hold a lottery and announce final class lists via email. There is no charge for these courses, and both are limited to 10 students.
The Innovation Lab team looks forward to kicking off these courses and tackling the world of robotics with all Lower and Middle School students who register.
Fenn's Director of Innovation, David Saunders, welcomes any questions or comments!