Bit to Byte: After-School
Our workshops go beyond textbooks, empowering students by providing opportunities to innovate while building creative critical thinking skills. Workshops give students the opportunity to apply school & Bit to Byte material to the real world while learning about career opportunities. Throughout our workshops, students work together in teams helping each other learn & understand new concepts in different ways, communicate to solve guided problems, design & program projects, and use their new techniques & experience to present their findings.
Project categories include:
- Building a functional machine
- Robot challenges
- Developing solutions for current world problems
- Home improvements
- And More!
Students participate in games and activities related to what they are learning about to keep STEM engaging and fun.
Bit to Bytes after-school program meets once a week for an hour and half directly after school. The meeting day varies depending on the school, contact your local school for more information.
Bit to Byte after-school programs are free to attend, however, if you think that this is something valuable to your child and worth continuing to do we encourage you to donate, even $15 makes a huge impact.
Bit to Byte after-school programs provide a place for students to work on projects, see emerging technology, and meet like-minded students. Bit to Byte is a STEM enrichment organization, it is not meant to be a replacement for school, but a supplement. School provides effective but standard education, Bit to Byte is more hands-on and varies according to the student's interests. Bit to Byte provides opportunities for students to take their learning beyond the class.
If students are just building things how is it educational? Or maybe What do students learn in Bit to Byte after-school programs?
Students in Bit to Byte after-school programs get hands-on experience building machines and robots and coding and learn how computer code and machines interact. Students learn what they need for the project at hand, the curriculum is centered around what they are working on.
Bit to Byte mentors help run our after-school programs which mostly involves helping students with their project whenever they get stuck without doing to much for them. It also involves providing advice or other help to students working on their own projects.
If you think Bit to Byte's after-school programs are something your child would like to participate in, we encourage you to send a letter to your school principals, administrators, or district officials. Feel free to use the following letter as a guide.
Dear Mr. / Mrs. ________
As a parent of a child who goes to _______ school, I encourage you to contact Bit to Byte about implementing an after school program at our school. Bit to Byte is a student led organization that provides mentorship for student projects, and runs an after school program where students work on focused STEM related projects in small groups. Some of the final creations from the workshops are even donated to the school for their use and to display their students capabilities. Having STEM enrichment opportunities available to my child is important to me as they offer a way for students to learn outside of the class and pursue their interests.