Webinar: Programming at Home for Kids.
If you have questions about learning robotics and programming at home, you are not alone. There is a growing demand for programs that challenge gifted kids, especially as distance learning and "home" school have become a necessity. There are tools and techniques to make remote collaboration and learning fun and effective. Register for the webinar to learn how.
Peter Lin is GiiLD's Chief Technology Officer. He and his wife have homeschooled their two children. He has had a successful career in Information Technology and is a contributor in the open-source community. He is a life-long learner and shares an intense desire to improve the ways people learn.
What we will cover:
Programming at home - the basics.
How do I know if my kid will like programming?
How parents can manage progress.
GiiLD is a web-based learning platform that de-emphasizes traditional training methods in order to deepen and accelerate the learning process. GiiLD emphasizes two key things:
Project-based Learning - We have replaced courses with challenges. Learners take challenges that center around their passion; instead of forcing them to click through boring screens.
Personalized Learning - Learners are not given a series of tasks; instead they discover their own path to complete a challenge.
No more courses! GiiLD uses Challenges as a way to engage each learner. The more personalized the learning environment, the more engaged the learner. It is for this reason that GiiLD has replaced "canned" courses with personalized Challenges; and, thus, training for learning.
GiiLD tracks everything you do to learn. Therefore, you can leverage past learners by "using" their Pathway! Pin the Pathways that you like and use the linked assets to accelerate your journey. Hopefully the good Pathways inspires you to make your Pathway beautiful for future learners - because every learner's journey is a unique Pathway!
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