Current School Workshops

Schools Offering Kidizens Workshops in 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 2016 workshops are:

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

“Build-A-City” workshop will be a 16-week 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 committees together to construct an entire city over multiple weeks.  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.

Offered Thursdays at Synapse Campus: 3:30 pm – 4:40 pm
(Schedule of classes to be announced…)

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

Charles Armstrong, Belmont
Kidizens Build-A-City Workshop

“Build-A-City” workshop is two 9-week sessions – 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 committees together to construct an entire city over multiple weeks.  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. Once the necessary services are in place and the basic needs catered for, the students will have an opportunity to build the city further, cater to its needs further and launch businesses.

Classes being offered on Tuesdays, 1:15 pm – 2:15pm; Start Date Dec 1st, 2015
Please Contact Us if you have any questions or if you would need any more information.

Encinal Elementary School
Kidizens: City Builders and Young Entrepreneurs

Kidizens City-Builders and Young Entrepreneurs workshop is a 12-week highly interactive and fun community-building session – filled with creativity and excitement – where the kids will continue to build a LEGO city, while learning about important civic and economic concepts, in a fun, social learning environment. The workshop will involve kids in designing and planning an ideal urban city environment. 

The spring session will teach the basics of managing a business using the exciting environment of a LEGO model city that the children have discussed and defined.  Each child will design, build, budget and manage a business of their choice.  In this context, we will discuss economic concepts such as budgets, loans, profits and overhead, as the Young Entrepreneurs will use their ingenuity and acumen to make their businesses appealing to customers resulting in successful, profitable ventures. In addition, they will serve on a citywide city council to manage urban affairs and policymaking for the city which may have the potential to affect their businesses. In addition, they will continue to build the city infrastructure to support its growth and new residents.

In an engaging social environment, the kids will 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, entrepreneurship, leadership and many real-life skills and experience.

Classes Offered Thursdays from 1:50pm to 2:50pm; 16-Week Session Starts Jan 14th

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

Sunnyvale Middle School, Sunnyvale
Kidizens Young Entrepreneurs and Builders Workshop
The workshop will involve kids in designing and planning an ideal urban city environment. The workshop will then teach the basics of managing a business using the exciting environment of a LEGO model city that the children have discussed and defined.  Each child will design, build, budget and manage a business of their choice.  In this context, we will discuss economic concepts such as budgets, loans, profits and overhead, as the Young Entrepreneurs will use their ingenuity and acumen to make their businesses appealing to customers resulting in successful, profitable ventures. In addition, they will serve on a citywide city council to manage urban affairs and policymaking for the city which may have the potential to affect their businesses.

Offered Wednesdays at SMS Campus: 8:00am – 9:30am; Starts Feb, 2016
Please click here to register for the classes and email us if you have any questions.

Limited number of Scholarships available to qualified students – please fill out and submit the Form

Bullis Charter School, Los Altos

The “Build-A-City Workshop,” offered exclusively for BCS Kinders, is a play-based guided discovery through the life of a young kidizen to get exposure to fundamental civic and economic concepts. It’s a 12-week workshop filled with creativity and excitement, where the young kids will build an entire city from the grounds up, and will have fun living in it,  interacting with it and governing it!

The calendar of classes will be posted soon. Please 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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