VISION EDUCATION & MEDIA:
Robofun’s Parent Company

STEM PROGRAMS in Over 100 New York City SCHOOLs!



Vision Education & Media has been working with schools, CBOs, and museums to teach emerging technology creatively and effectively for over eighteen years. Our multidisciplinary curricula are created by our staff and taught to your students and teachers. Our programs meet numerous Common Core Standards and we can provide you with a chart showing the specific standards we cover in each program. We have 10, 20 and 30 week curriculums for in-school or after-school, and we can modify our curriculums to meet your specific needs.

We have a proven track record in the field of STEM education. We are Minority, Women Business Enterprises (MWBE) Certified and have been included in over twenty 21st Century Community Learning Center grants. We have received grants from the National Science Foundation and MacArthur Foundation for creative technology programs with South Bronx students.  

 
 

OUR CLIENTS & PARTNERS

 

In-School Programs

For Elementary and Middle School Students. We modify our curricula to meet the age and experience of the students we serve.

 
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Scratch Coding & Video Game Design

Pre-K -2nd grade

In our coding and game design program, our students learn the basics of the Scratch Jr. programming environment. Each child makes their own interactive stories and games by snapping together graphical blocks. Students learn to edit and modify characters, and add their own sounds, voices and movement. Each child works on his or her own iPad. Scratch Jr. was developed by Dr. Mitchel Resnick and associates of the MIT Media Lab. Dr. Resnick is one of Robofun’s Board members and trusted advisors.

|2rd – 8th grade

We modify our curricula to meet the age and experience of the students we serve. Using Scratch, a visual programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab, students create their own engaging, interactive animations and video games complete with characters, settings, obstacles, and controls. VEM’s project-based curriculum emphasizes mathematics and literacy skills while fostering creativity. *One computer for every student is necessary for running a Coding & Video Game Design class. Scratch was developed by Dr. Mitchel Resnick and associates of the MIT Media Lab. Dr. Resnick is one of Robofun’s Board members and trusted advisors.

 

Circuits, Science, and Making

| 2nd – 7th grade

Students will become Makers by building dynamic, electronic projects using electrical circuits, while learning about how power, energy and electricity work.  Students will learn about science and circuitry while making their very own LED project, such as a bracelet or wristband that they can wear home! This class will not only introduce you to the world of engineering, but will allow you to engage your creativity by customizing your project!

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LEGO® ROBOTICS Pre-Robotics   |   K – 2nd grade

In this course, students will get hands-on experience learning about gears, motors, and energy while building LEGO® projects! Students will build creativity and develop problem-solving skills while learning concepts in engineering and robotics.

WeDo LEGO® Robotics  |    1st – 3rd grade

Students are introduced to robotics by building and coding LEGO® projects using sensors, motors, and LEGO®’s playful WeDo software. Students will enhance their ability to work in a team while getting a taste of what it's like to be programmers and engineers.  

EV3 Robotics & Engineering   | 3rd – 8th grade

Through a series of project-based activities, students design, construct, and program several interactive, autonomous robots using the Mindstorms equipment.

 

PROGRAM OFFERING

 

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMS:

Due to the nature of working with children and technology, the size of the group of children that we can work with is limited to 15 students per class.
We provide all equipment except for computers. We’ll need 4-6 computers for Robotics and one computer per student from Scratch Coding & Video Game Design.


IN-SCHOOL PROGRAMS:

We send one staff member to work with each group of 15 students. If the class size is between 15 and 30 students, we will send 2 staff members. A DOE staff member must always be in attendance during the program. Our teachers are sent to your site for a minimum of 90 minutes. This can be broken up into shorter class periods and can include a staff development period.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:

We offer trainings in our curriculums for your teachers and school staff members. We work closely with you to design the structure, outcomes and scope of training. We can send an instructor to your school or you can send teachers to our studio in Manhattan for training.

For more information about our programs please contact:

Alexandra Cheney
Associate Director of School Programs
alex@vemny.org | 212.245.0444 x105