Digital Literacy Workshop for Kids

The QACL Digital Literacy Workshop will help kids to gain a better grasp of the technology surrounding us by using educational robots to have some fun with physical computing. The class will be held on Thursday afternoons, from 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm at QACL Hall. During six weeks of classes, from September 20 to November 1 (no class on September 27), kids will build and programme a robot to take home.

Programming will be in a visual implementation of the “C” programming language. Motivated kids from grades 4-6 are welcome. They will require very basic reading and math skills and will need to bring their own laptop (Windows, Mac, Linux, Chromebook are all OK as long as they have a USB2 port). If your child does not have access to a laptop but wishes to attend, please contact Kristof, as we do not want this to be a barrier to participation.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of every class, although the parent or guardian is encouraged to visit with the other parents or read a book so that their children can take full advantage of the learning.

The cost of the 6 sessions is $30 and can be paid upon registration at the first class. Registration will also be available at Community League Day on September 15. To register, families must have a valid community league membership card. Class size is limited to 20 participants.

Community League volunteer Kristof Bostoen has kindly offered to teach a digital literacy class for kids in grades 4-6 at the Queen Alexandra Community League hall this fall. Kristof runs a similar program at some area schools, as well as at Ronald McDonald House. He highly encourages both girls and boys to explore computing.

Location: 
Queen Alexandra Community Hall
10425 University Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB