Beaufort Digital Corridor Offers STEAM-based Field Trips for K-8th Grades
Beaufort, SC – August 15, 2022 – This school year, the Beaufort Digital Corridor (BDC) will host field trips for K-8th grade classes. The field trips will consist of 2.5-hour in-person workshops where students and teachers can come together and explore the integration of tech and academics.
Each workshop has been hand-selected to fit the interests and skill level to best engage each age group and explore the subjects of game design, animation and music introducing students to coding concepts in various forms and modalities.
In addition to students coming away from the workshops with new technical literacy, teachers will also be given the lesson plan, Google Slides and a video of the workshop so they can recreate the program for their classrooms.
Beginner and intermediate students are welcome. The field trips will kick off on September 21, 22, and 23 at the Beaufort Digital Corridor, a high-tech facility located in Downtown Beaufort at 500 Carteret Street.
- Wednesday, September 21 | 6th - 8th grades: "Get Your Game On" - Games are a fun pastime, but can also be useful as a tool for learning new skills. Through the process of coding games, we also can practice creative problem solving when making our own games, whether they are simple quiz games or more complex platformers. In this workshop, blend game design and coding skills using Scratch to make your own educational game! Scratch is a coding language that allows you to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations.
- Thursday, September 22 | 3rd - 5th grades: "The Principles of Animation"- Animation is a method in which figures are manipulated to appear as moving images. In traditional animation, images are drawn or painted by hand on transparent celluloid sheets to be photographed and exhibited on film. Today, most animations are made with computer-generated imagery. Using the art of software development and applying coding principles, students will explore and create animation for application. We will create a short animation based on the 12 principles of animation and computer science. Get ready to animate!
- Friday, September 23 | K - 2nd grades: "The Rhythm of Code: Making Melodies" - Music and computer programming have more in common than you might think. Writing code and composing music both rely on processes of decomposition, breaking down the input of smaller parts to understand how they work together. In this workshop, Students will investigate the basics of music theory, rhythm & tempo, and how to code their own songs. We will create a program to complete a musical tune using sequential steps by breaking complex sounds into simple parts to create a song.
Let's get creative with digital technology! During each workshop, we will explore using technology to create real, quick and standards based fun projects!
What Students Get:
- :10-:15 minutes BDC tour
- :60 minutes classroom / workshop
- :15 minutes snack break
- :15 minutes Stop & Chat with a tech professional
- :45 minutes workshop experimental time, recap & closing remarks
Total Lesson Time: 2.5 hours
What Teachers Get:
- Lesson plan, Google Slides and a video to recreate program for their classrooms
Field trips may be requested by either individual classes, schools or educational organizations. Interested in introducing your class to tech through hands-on STEAM workshops? Sign-up today by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.