Current School Workshops

Schools Currently Offering Kidizens Workshops

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 upcoming Winter/ Spring workshops are:

Synapse School, Menlo Park
Kidizens: City Builders and Entrepreneurs Workshop

In this continuation of our fall program, our Kidizens cities will continue their urban development, with a focus on launching businesses. The workshop will teach the basics of managing a business using the exciting environment of a LEGO model city that the children have built in Fall.  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 our 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 of the city and address environmental and other issues as well. In an engaging social environment, the kids will apply analytical thinking, cooperative skills and effective communications to make decisions as a city council, 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 – 4:50pm; 

Here’s the calendar of classes – 12/4, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5;
No classes on 12/11, 12/18, or 1/15

To register please click here or 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 will be three 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. In the Winter and Spring sessions, the students will have an opportunity to build the city further, cater to its needs further and launch businesses. A detailed curriculum will be posted at the end of the Fall session.

Offered Mondays: 3:30 pm – 4:30pm; Starts 09/22/14
Fall 9-Week Session: 09/22/14 to 11/25/14
Winter 9-Week Session: 12/01/14 to 02/27/14
Spring 9-Week Session:  03/02/14 to 05/11/14
(No classes on Oct 13th, Dec 22nd, Dec 29th, Jan 5th, Feb 16, April 13th)

This workshop will have three 9-week sessions. Each session’s cost is $240, however, if you sign up for all three sessions, the price for the 3 sessions is discounted at $675. To register for the Fall session, please click here or Contact Us if you have any questions or if you would need any more information.

Encinal Elementary School

Kidizens: City Builders and Entrepreneurs Workshop

In this continuation of our fall program, our Kidizens cities will continue their urban development, with a focus on launching businesses. The workshop will teach the basics of managing a business using the exciting environment of a LEGO model city that the children have built in Fall.  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 our 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 of the city and address environmental and other issues as well. In an engaging social environment, the kids will apply analytical thinking, cooperative skills and effective communications to make decisions as a city council, to address situations, problems and needs and as such gain problem solving, public speaking and many real-life skills and experience.

Offered Thursdays at Encinal Campus: 1:50 pm – 2:50pm; Starts 01/29/15
The calendar of classes is as follows -
Jan 29th; Feb 5th, 12th, 26th;  Mar 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; Apr 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th.

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

Keys School, Palo Alto

TBD

Nueva School, Hillsborough

TBD

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 classes start Jan 22nd and run from 9:15am to 10:45am in the mornings. 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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