After-School LEGO Workshops

Schools Offering Kidizens After-School LEGO Classes in Winter / Spring

Kidizens is proud to partner with select schools in the Bay Area that embrace project-based learning philosophies to offer a variety of Kidizens workshops that combine civic and economic learning with LEGO fun for students. Our Winter / Spring 2017 workshops are:

Gideon Hausner Elementary

We are offering workshops exclusively for Gideon Hausner families on school in-service days and staff development days during the Spring. 

Kidizens: Build-A-City, A Project-based Community Building 1-Day Workshop
Exclusively offered for Hausner families on Feb 21st, 9am to 3pm

Kidizens “Build-A-City” workshop is a highly interactive and fun community-building workshop – filled with creativity and excitement – where the kids build an entire LEGO city, while learning about important civic and economic concepts, in a fun, social, project-based learning environment. In this 1-day workshop, students work in groups and committees together to construct an entire city – they take care of first the basic needs of the residents (health, safety, infrastructure) and then attend to other projects in the city with a goal towards improving citizen happiness. The kids face challenges and crises along the way and end the workshop evaluating the city economy and overall citizen happiness in addition to putting some services, laws and governance in place — while having lots of fun doing so! 

Please click here to register or email info@kidzzinc.com if you have any questions.

Bubb Elementary

We are offering two programs for Winter / Spring at Bubb Elementary, a Level 1 class on Fridays and NEW to Bubb a Level 2 on Mondays!

Kidizens: Build-A-City Workshop 

“Build-A-City” workshop is a highly interactive and fun community-building session – filled with creativity and excitement – where the kids build an entire LEGO city, while learning about important civic and economic concepts, in a fun, social learning environment. In this workshop, students work in groups and committees together to construct an entire city over multiple weeks. They take care of first the basic needs of the residents (health, safety, infrastructure) and then attend to other projects in the city with a goal towards improving citizen happiness  In an engaging social environment, they must use analytical thinking, cooperative skills and effective communications to make decisions as a city council and provide for their residents while managing a limited city budget. The kids will role-play as city council members to address  situations, problems and needs and as such gain problem solving, public speaking and many real-life skills and experience. In the Winter and Spring sessions, the students will have an opportunity to build the city further, catering to its growing infrastructure and economic needs. 

10-Week session; Mondays 2:45pm – 3:45pm (Grades 3-4), starting on Jan 23rd

For further information or if you have any questions please Contact Us 

Kidizens Young Entrepreneurs 

Children will continue the work they began the previous session; constructing an ideal urban city, but this semester the focus will be on the basics of managing a business. Each child will design, (with a business plan), build, budget and manage a business of their choice. We will discuss marketing and advertising, building partnerships, and economic concepts such as budgets, loans, profits and overhead. Each week business owners will receive a business report with customer feedback as well their earnings. They will then be encouraged to make changes and improvements based on the feedback. Children will use their ingenuity and creativity to make their businesses appealing to customers resulting in successful, profitable ventures. The session will finish with the children sharing their businesses in a ‘Shark Tank’ style presentation.

10-Week session; Fridays 2:45pm – 3:45pm (Grades 4-5), starting on Jan 27th

(Targeted at Grades 4-5 and those children who have already completed the 10 week course last year.)

For further information or if you have any questions please Contact Us

Synapse School, Menlo Park
Kidizens: Build-A-City Workshop 

A Project-based Community Building Experience with LEGOs

“Build-A-City” workshop is a highly interactive and fun community-building session – filled with creativity and excitement – where the kids build an entire LEGO city, while learning about important civic and economic concepts, in a fun, social learning environment. In this workshop, students work in groups and committees together to construct an entire city over multiple weeks. They take care of first the basic needs of the residents (health, safety, infrastructure) and then attend to other projects in the city with a goal towards improving citizen happiness  In an engaging social environment, they must use analytical thinking, cooperative skills and effective communications to make decisions as a city council and provide for their residents while managing a limited city budget. The kids will role-play as city council members to address  situations, problems and needs and as such gain problem solving, public speaking and many real-life skills and experience. In the Winter and Spring sessions, the students will have an opportunity to build the city further, catering to its growing infrastructure and economic needs. 

11-Week Session; Thursdays 3:25pm – 4:50pm, starting on Nov 30th

To register please Contact Us if you have any questions or if you would need any more information.

Encinal Elementary School
Kidizens: Build-A-City Workshop 

A Project-based Community Building Experience with LEGOs

“Build-A-City” workshop is a highly interactive and fun community-building session – filled with creativity and excitement – where the kids build an entire LEGO city, while learning about important civic and economic concepts, in a fun, social learning environment. In this workshop, students work in groups and committees together to construct an entire city over multiple weeks. They take care of first the basic needs of the residents (health, safety, infrastructure) and then attend to other projects in the city with a goal towards improving citizen happiness  In an engaging social environment, they must use analytical thinking, cooperative skills and effective communications to make decisions as a city council and provide for their residents while managing a limited city budget. The kids will role-play as city council members to address  situations, problems and needs and as such gain problem solving, public speaking and many real-life skills and experience. In the Winter and Spring sessions, the students will have an opportunity to build the city further, catering to its growing infrastructure and economic needs.        register today button

9-Week Session; Thursdays 1:30pm – 2:55pm (Grades K-2) and 1:50pm – 2:55pm (Grades 3-5), starting on Jan 12th

To register please click here or Contact Us if you have any questions or if you would need any more information.

To learn about other Kidizens program offerings, visit our Programs page or Contact Us to learn how your school can offer future Kidizens workshops.

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