Students learn best when they see the relevance of what they are studying. Students engaged in Build | Fly | Code work with math and science in a real setting, developing reasoning, algebraic skills and spatial thinking in a live, hands-on science experience.
Drones are used in countless industries. The Build | Fly | Code experience exposes students to possible career opportunities and aligns perfectly with career ready skills that are needed to thrive in the 21st Century.
Research has shown that students who physically experience scientific concepts understand them more deeply.
The coding experience that is part of Build | Fly | Code provides students an opportunity to learn and apply block- and text-based coding to relevant projects furthering the learning.
Learners are immersed into an entire platform where they learn to build, fly, and code - all in a seamless process where they practice trying, failing, and succeeding.
The Build | Fly | Code program requires students to tap into their creativity. There is no single way to build, fly or code drones, or one single way to solve a problem. Students are empowered to imagine the possibilities and to have their ideas take flight.
Build | Fly | Code offers strong possibilities for interdisciplinary learning by integrating multiple subjects into the overall process of building, flying and coding drones, including literacy, arts, civic engagement, design and more.
Students work with their hands on relevant and tangible projects that incorporate the essential project design elements of project-based learning.
Learners manipulate various aspects of the drone, including the hands-on portion of building and troubleshooting with hardware, to piloting the drone using various methods.
Five percent (5%) of all money spent on Build | Fly | Code programming and hardware by communities within the SLECoP network will go directly towards providing Build | Fly | Code for underrepresented and underserved student populations in the SLECoP network. All needed hardware, software and professional development will be donated by FTW to communities selected by a committee created by the partnership. FTW has committed up to $100,000 generated by this partnership towards the give program.