The Tinker & Do Academy has been so excited to offer in-person classes again! We are currently providing robotics classes for preschoolers through first graders, and coding classes for 1st through 6th graders. All courses are focused on providing engaging, hands-on activities for our students to practice tech and coding skills that are FUN! Classes are offered through enrichment programs across the island – please check with your school or contact us for more information!
We were so excited to be able to support three schools in the Kau-Keaau-Pahoa Complex on Hawai’i island to offer coding enrichment summer classes! HI FusionED provided interactive training in Scratch coding, along with instructional videos for students to follow. This work was done in partnership with our collaborators at the University of Hawai’i College of Education, Curriculum Research & Development Group.
Our collaborators at RoboNation are holding their first in-person Robo Sub competition in several years! RoboNation hosts several international robotics competitions, in which students grow their love for robotics and bulid real-world skills they’ll need in the workforce, and in life. They engage over 250,000 students each year!
In 2018, HI FusionED partnered with RoboNation to help host the international Maritime RobotX Challenge on Sand Island! In addition to the rigorous autonomous maritime vehicle competition for university-level teams from across the world, there was also a hands-on science and engineering fair for Hawaii’s K-12 students. Students were able to drive tethered underwater robots, learn to tie maritime knots from the Polynesian Voyaging Society, play with 3D printers, explore NOAA science centers, and more! They also got to talk story with the RobotX competition teams and see the competitors in action!