KodeConnect School Vacation Field Trip

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Don’t have plans for School Vacation?  Join us on a trip to a technology company in Boston Thursday, April 18th.  Excited to be partnering with Slalom Consulting for our Tech Field Trip series. 

Transportation and Lunch included. No cost for the kids. If you are interested, please fill out the form. We will cap at about 16-20 kids. Chaperones also needed and welcome!

Get a sneak peak of Slalom’s Build group here!

What’s planned that day???

Activities with Engineers with team problem solving

Meet the builders of platforms that thousands of people use! See first-hand how the spend their days tackling challenges and participate in some yourself

Scavenger hunt learning different technology roles  (not just coding!)

Building software requires more than a team of programmers - learn about project management, testing, research, graphic design, user engagement, and most of all teamwork

Come together to brainstorm a new idea for a product!

Time to get creative, take risks, and explore what’s possible! Learn how to ideate actual products that solve real-world problems and people will love

New Spring After School Programs

We have some amazing upcoming programs starting this month in our Brockton location. All programs are focused on enrichment and exposure into STEM.

Lego League Junior
Wednesdays from 4-5:30pm Beginning April 3rd (Grades 2-5) - 10 Weeks
We introduce STEM concepts to kids grade 2nd to 5th while exciting them through a brand they know and love − LEGO®.  Learn more about this after school program here!

Make It! Wear It!
Friday’s starting April 5th from 6:30-7:30pm (Grades 5-9) 6 Weeks
We step into the STEM world of Making.  Kids will learn step by step coding challenges transforming simple materials with electronics, sewing, and coding into a wearable they get to keep. Learn more about this after school program here!

Amazing Showcase Event in Brockton

Amazing night at the Enso Gallery in Downtown Brockton Dec. 9th! This was a chance for the community to see a showcase from kids involved in KodeConnect programs over the past year. The evening started with KodeConnect exhibits from 6 of there programs: 

  • Summer of Coding w/ KodeConnect
  • Electronics and Programming
  • HTML Basics at WB Mason
  • Wonder League Competition
  • KodeMakers Club
  • Web Development Basics

Kids were able to share their experiences and even do live demos of their work. The night moved on to a presentation of KodeConnect and a sharing of experiences from parents and kids. There was also a video highlighting the year in review. 

The night concluded with more networking and raffles that supported the program. Truly a win for the Brockton Community and bringing innovation to our kids.

 

Kode Freeze 2017 Showcase December 9th!!! Don't Miss!

Please join us on Saturday, December 9th from 5pm - 10pm at the Brockton Enso Gallery (50 Center Street) for a celebration and showcase!

Please support taking our children into the world of Technology and preparing them for the future.

  • 5pm - 7:30pm: Exhibit of KodeConnect Programs and Bites

  • 7:30 - Until: Honors, Presentations and more!!!

 

Our junior engineers will be showcasing our programs, so in the spirit of the holidays please wear your ugly sweater.

RSVP HERE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kode-freeze-2017-kodeconnects-holiday-fundraiser-tickets-39481889394

EVENT SPONSORS

Please reach out to contact@kodeconnect.org or 888-770-CODING (888-770-2634) to learn about partnership and sponsor opportunities!

Methodology: The KodeConnect Approach to Summer Camp

Methodology: The KodeConnect Approach to Summer Camp

This was our first summer coding camp through MIT’s Zero Robotics program. This past 5 plus weeks has been an amazing ride and a reflection on what I imagined a summer camp would be. Our middle schoolers being challenged, our instructors being challenged, but in the end coming away with something we are proud of.

KodeConnect Celebrates Success!!!

What an amazing evening for KodeConnect’s 2nd annual Drinks & Bytes event last Thursday at District Hall! This event was to celebrate that success, but also allow for many of our partners in the Boston area hear stories from parents whose children are in the program. We had networking, games, raffles, drinks, bytes (the kind you consume), and a whole lot of fun.

Approximately 70 participants attended, including software engineers, volunteers, executives, instructors, staff, and people who want to help with our mission.  Money raised that evening will help towards our 2017-2018 programming and give kids the tools to explore the world of coding and other areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

In addition to all the stories being shared, we also announced our first summer camp students placed 1st place in Massachusetts MIT’s ZeroRobotics program and will be competing in the finals against 11 other states next week!

Big thank you to our corporate event sponsors District Hall, Cengage, Mission Possible of LogMeIn, and Cross Culture Ventures!

For those who missed it, you can still contribute at www.kodeconnect.org/donate

2nd Annual Drinks & Bytes Social Fundraiser July27th

July 27th 6pm - 8pm @ District Hall

Eat, Drink and Be Charitable    

KodeConnect’s mission is to expose and engage underserved youth in dynamic STEM learning experiences, inspiring the next generation of problem solvers, collaborators, and innovators.

Throwback Thursday will never be the same! No Cost to attend, but RSVP, Come for a fun, and great evening where we will:

  • Learn about KodeConnect and why we need your help. 
  • Meet the KodeConnect Team.
  • Hear all that we have accomplished this year and what we have planned for the near future!
  • Socialize and meet some great folks who are interested in helping.
  • Win some of our amazing raffle off items and prizes (Sporting events, Spa Day, gift cards, and much more!!)  

#drinksbytes17

PSG Team makes the Robotics Finals!!!

Congrats to team Pretty Smart Girls (PSG) of KodeConnect’s for reaching the finals of the Worldwide Robotics Competition! Not only did the team make the final cut of 30 teams worldwide, (over 5000 teams submitted) but they also placed 1st in Massachusetts for the 9-12 year old bracket!!! The team of 4 girls of Brockton will come together to compete one last time on the final mission for a chance to claim #1 worldwide and win $5000. The deadline to submit is February 24, 2017! To learn more about the competition and results, read about the finalists here! https://blog.makewonder.com/announcing-the-finalists-of-the-2016-2017-wonder-league-robotics-competition-2657e8e9453b#.kbuo9t24y