Robotics and Programming are perfect for gifted homeschool students.
Gifted children want to be challenged. Robotics competitions and the problem solving of programming are two STEM-rich areas that homeschools parents are looking to find good curriculum.
And, like it or not, we are all homeschool parents now!
Our approach is simple: ditch "courses" and offer Challenges instead. GiiLD offers cool Challenges that engage the students, tracks their process, and builds community amongst other learners and mentors.
You do not need to have robotics or computer science training to leverage the power of GiiLD. We will support you and your student. Don't let another year go by! Sign up today to see how you and your child(ren) can be a part of GiiLD.
Common questions we hear from parents...
Q: Do I need to be a programmer?
A: No, the kids will learn and teach themselves.
Q: What happens when they have questions or get stuck?
A: A mentor will help them get unstuck and the kids will work together to solve problems
Q: I don't know where to start. Where do I start?
A: Let the kid look at the Challenge and see which ones they like or don't like. For more details about each Challenge, you can register and search the Challenges section of the site.
Q: What do I need in order to start?
A: A computer with a browser.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: GiiLD is trying to do it's part with the economic impacts of Coronavirus and its effects on hourly workers all over the world. Until further notice, GiiLD is entirely FREE. Please let those affected by the economic downturn that they, too, can learn to program for free on GiiLD.
By replacing courses with custom Challenges, we are emphasizing a project-based approach.
By encouraging students to figure out the "next steps" we are encouraging a totally personalize learning model.
The GiiLD Groups allow parents to monitor each student's personal journey through their Challenges.
"WE MIGHT HAVE TOLD SOMEBODY IN THE PAST, HERE'S YOUR TASK, HERE ARE THE EXACT STEPS YOU NEED TO TAKE TO ACCOMPLISH IT. (WE) SHOULDN'T DO THAT ANYMORE. (INSTEAD) HERE'S THE OUTCOME I WANT; YOU FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THERE"
- Robert Brooks Brown, Commander of the United States Army Pacific