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!
HI FusionED and the Tinker & Do Academy received a grant from the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation to provide free enrichment classes and in-class training and support for teachers in coding! This effort is an initial step to develop the coding career pipeline in the state. Check out the Tinker & Do website for class offerings!
HI FusionED, in partnership with Hapa Farms, is helping to develop the aquaponics program at Kalei’opu’u Elementary. Families, faculty, staff, and community members came together to build systems for students to manage and study as part of an enrichment class centered on sustainability, health, and nutrition.
We are so fortunate to have been featured on HI Now! Our coding and robotics enrichment classes have transitioned to virtual classes but still offer the same level of engagement and fun for our students!
This May, Hawai‘i Robofest committee members were invited by Robofest founder, Prof. CJ Chung, to visit the 2015 World Robofest in Southfield, Michigan.
Teams from all over the world competed in the event – South Korea, China, Egypt, Paris, South Africa, Canada and, of course, teams from all across the nation. The level of competition was high but the camaraderie was genuine. The investigative team from Hawai‘i was quite impressed by the well-run event, the beautiful Lawrence Technological University campus and LTU’s real-world, project-based curricula.