The Free Press: Camp Ignite offers AG and STEM Perspective to Summer Learning

Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota describes their use of KIBO during their summer camps. In addition to play and coding basics, they use KIBO to teach skills like teamwork, following directions and cause an effect.

The article reads in part

“[Camp Ignite] It’s a new camp that takes a reimagined approach to the district’s summer targeted services by offering kids hands-on experiences in agriculture and STEM.

While the district has targeted services every year to help kids stay up to date on subjects like reading and math, Camp Ignite offers kids who have gone through a referral process the opportunity to take field trips that tie those subjects to both ag and STEM, and social and emotional learning.

During their off-site experience at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota Tuesday, the students and their classmates made KIBO robots spin, sing and more by scanning barcodes to give the robot directions.

“Really what we want for children to get out of this is learning a process, following directions and seeing that they cause an effect … and how they can make the robot respond,” she said.

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