LEGO® ROBOTICS WORKSHOPS
Build Your Child’s Future in
STEM With Us!
What is FIRST Lego League?
Our workshops will help your child get ready for FIRST Lego League (FLL) and help current FLL team members enhance their skills.
FLL Questions? The FLL program in MA is run the by the FLL MA Partner at Worcester Polytech Institute (WPI). Contact Colleen Shaver at WPI: email@example.com for questions, including how to get your child to participate on an FLL team this coming season!
Teaching Assistant positions are open for youth 17 years (or entering junior year) and older! Click here for the Job Description and Application instructions. Applications will be taken on a rolling basis until June 14th.
Full Day Workshops:
Monday-Thursday, 4 days a week, 9:00 to 3:30
- Week 1: June 26 – Jun 29, 2023
- No Session: July 3 – July 6, 2023
- Week 2: July 10 – July 13, 2023
- Week 3 (No Session): July 17 – July 20, 2023
- Week 4 (No Session): July 24 – July 27, 2023
- Week 5: July 31 – August 3, 2023
- Week 6: August 7 – August 10, 2023
- Week 7: August 14 – August 17, 2023
- Week 8: August 21 – August 24, 2023
STEM Equity Scholarships
BTI is excited to provide a series of scholarships this summer designed to promote equity in STEM. These scholarships aim to provide learning opportunities for young people in our community who would not otherwise have access to such a program. Applicants applying from underserved/underrepresented backgrounds will be given priority consideration.
Robotics Workshop Description
Each week, workshop participants will learn essential coding/design skills working with LEGO SPIKE Prime robots. Daily activities include missions and challenges presented to campers on a FIRST LEGO League field. As solutions are developed and tested, participants will be guided by experienced mentors to redesign and modifying their robots to best complete challenges.
- Workshops are offered to students in grades 4-6
- No previous coding experience is necessary
- LEGO SPIKE Prime robots will be utilized to learn basic programming skills and the use of sensors
- We will provide each participant with a SPIKE Prime robot and a Chromebook/Tablet to use during the week
- Workshops will be limited to 6-8 students per workshop room
- Up to 4 rooms of workshops may be accommodated each week
- Workshops will be led by a lead teacher and teaching assistant
Lunch – participants will bring their own lunch. We will have a Pizza Day one day during the week and will let parents/legal guardians know in advance (pizza included in camp price).
Snacks – will be provided and available during break times.
Nut Free Premises: For the safety of all workshop attendees, the premises will be “Nut Free” so please do not pack any food items that contain nuts in your child’s lunch or snack bag.
Please review the following policies prior to registering your child.
BTI BUILDERS – LEGO ROBOTICS WORKSHOP POLICIES AND CONSENT AGREEMENT
All participants must agree to the following BTI Builders – Lego Robotics Workshop (“The Workshop”) Policies and Consent Agreements at the time of registration.
1. Participant Waiver
I (parent/legal guardian) on my behalf and that of my minor child, understand and agree that my child is participating in a Boston Tech Initiative in partnership with NE FIRST in-person program voluntarily. I will not hold Boston Tech Initiative or NE FIRST, their officers, directors, third-party providers, or employees, and any other participant liable for any negligence or alleged negligence or other fault (not including intentional acts) that results in personal injury, death, or property damage during or in connection with the above program.
- Materials and Property Damage
I understand that if my child is responsible for any damage done to any property, I (parent/legal guardian) will be held responsible for my child’s actions. I agree to pay for all damages to any workshop supplies, tools, facilities, or property caused by any negligent, reckless, or willful actions or misuse by my child.
- COVID Liability Waiver/Acknowledgment
I acknowledge that Coronavirus/COVID-19 (“COVID-19”) is highly contagious, and I understand that there is a risk of becoming exposed to and/or infected by COVID-19 from others while attending The Workshop whether they are staff, volunteers, other participants, and/or other visitors.
Face Mask Statement: The Workshop participants are not required to wear masks.
Parents/legal guardians should be able to answer yes to the following before their child can attend any workshop session:
- My child does not have any COVID-19 symptoms
- My child has not tested positive, or knowingly been exposed to anyone who has tested positive, for COVID-19 in the past 10 days
If the answer to either of these is bullets no, the child is not permitted to attend the workshop.
- Behavior and Discipline
Boston Tech Initiative in partnership with NE FIRST is looking forward to providing your child with a fun, educational, and safe experience.
To ensure this for all participants, we expect participants to act respectfully at all times when they are on the workshop property and participating in the workshop programs.
Please review the following Behavior Guidelines with your child before attending camp.
- The Workshop participant shall be responsible for your words and actions.
- The Workshop participant shall be respectful of others.
- The Workshop participant shall follow directions from staff members.
- The Workshop participant shall treat all workshop equipment and electronics with care and respect.
- The Workshop staff will do their best to diffuse disruptive or inappropriate behavior.
- Registration fees are non-refundable if a participant is sent home for disciplinary reasons.
- The Workshop Pick-Up Policy
The Workshop ends at 4:00. All participants are expected to be picked up by a parent/legal or authorized person by this time. Late pick-up (and early drop off) are both available by special arrangement – if you are interested in these options contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If the participant is not picked up by 4:00 the following will apply:
- Late Pick-Up Procedure:
- Parent/legal guardian or authorized pick up person much call 857-303-6635 if they are going to be late picking up the child.
- If a parent/legal guardian or authorized pick-up person has not contacted this number by 4:05 pm, The Workshop staff will enact the following protocol
- Parent/legal guardian will be called
- If a parent or legal guardian cannot be reached, staff will call the alternate person on the emergency contact list.
- This process will be repeated until someone is reached.
- If no one is reached by 4:15 PM, staff will contact the City of Cambridge Non-Emergency Police line at 617-349-3300 to arrange a ride home; parent/legal guardian is responsible for any associated fees
Late Pick-Up Policy Fees
- First 10 minutes late: Automatic $10.00 late fee is charged
- After 15 minutes late: $1.00 per minute including time for police to arrive if no one has been reached.
- If late pick-up is recurrent and without timely communication, The Workshop participant will be dismissed from camp. No refunds will be issued.
- Cancellation and Refund Policy
If a registered workshop participant is unable to attend their workshop week/session, notification must be given to The Workshop staff per the following to obtain a refund:
- Full Refund: Cancellations must be one (1) week – 7 days by 5:00 pm on the 7th day before the start of the workshop session
- 50% Refund – Cancellations within 7 days of workshop start.
- Parents/legal guardians may also elect to have their child participate in another week if there is an opening and the workshop fees will be transferred
MEDICAL EMERGENCY PROTOCOL
All participants must agree to The Workshop Medical Emergency Protocol at the time of registration.
Medical Emergency Protocol
The Workshop will make every effort to contact me in case of an emergency. I give my permission for workshop staff to administer any medical emergency care and provide/arrange for any necessary medical treatment to my child while attending The Workshop, including onsite and offsite emergency care. I accept responsibility for the costs of all such medical treatment.
MEDIA CONSENT & RELEASE
All participants must agree or waive The Workshop Media Consent & Release at the time of registration.
Media Consent & Release
I give permission for The Workshop to take photos and videos of my child. Photos and/or videos taken during the Workshop may be selected for Workshop promotional purposes, including digital and printed media. No royalty, fee, or other compensation shall become payable to participants by reason of such use.
If you choose to opt-out of this release, photos and/or video of your child will not be included in any of our camp photo albums.