Virtual STEM Workshop brought to you by FIRST Robotics Canada and CanCode

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Join our Virtual STEM Workshops for hands-on, engaging STEM learning as you dive into the world of code!

Our staff deliver workshops virtually and are available live to help provide targeted guidance and assistance to students as they work through awesome activities and projects all while learning to code.

Workshops are for ages 8-14 only and include topics such as Video Game Design, Coding with Processing, and Coding with Minecraft.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see a full breakdown of workshop details, themes, and other important information.  

Thank you to FIRST Robotics Canada and CanCode for sponsoring this workshop series!

If you are registering multiple children, please add them to the cart separately. Registration is one per child and classes are staffed accordingly.

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Program Details

Location: From your home! A link to join our virtual classroom will be provided in a separate email once you have registered.

Ages: 8-14

Dates & Times: See the Workshop Themes section for more details. Please note that all class times are in EST.

Behaviour, Safety & Technology Requirements:

  • In order to participate, you will require a computer with an internet connection and will need to download Zoom video conferencing software. A laptop/desktop computer is required; an iPad will not be sufficient to participate in activities (although it can be used to join the Zoom call).
  • Your Zoom display name MUST match either the name of the adult listed upon registration or your child’s name in order to be permitted to join the class.
  • Please click here to download our Virtual Learning Safety Guidelines to learn more about our shared responsibility to support student safety and privacy in our online classes.
  • Please click here to download our Digital Citizenship Guide to understand how to be a respectful online student.
  • Some camps may require additional downloads of software. Please see the Workshop Themes section for more information.
  • All logins to access software and platforms will be provided by STEM Minds in a separate email.

Registration will close at 10:00 am EST the day before the workshop. You will receive a full onboarding email by 1:30 pm on the day before the workshop.

Please add [email protected] to your approved contacts list in order to ensure you receive all email communications. 

You are responsible for reviewing the onboarding email in detail and being prepared with all materials before the class start time. Class begins promptly at the listed start time. No new participants will be permitted to join the class later than 15 minutes past the start time.

Monday, September 14 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm EST | Video Game Design

Why just play video games when you can make them? Join us as we go through the journey of a video game designer and learn how to design, create, and code your very own fully playable video game using Flowlab!


Wednesday, September 23 from 6:00 7:30 pm EST| Coding with Processing

Explore the creative side of code with Processing! Processing is a professional programming language designed for artists and graphic designers, so it's a great way to get hands-on and visual with code. Students will code a variety of animation and art projects, so get ready for a coding experience like you've never seen!



Monday, September 28 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm EST| Coding with Minecraft

It’s time to expand your world and explore new frontiers with code! Throughout this program, students will be exploring a new side of Minecraft as they are challenged to push their creativity to new horizons. Students will be learning about and developing code within Minecraft that will help them to shape their own worlds and games.

**You will need to download Minecraft for Education in order to participate in this workshop. NO OTHER VERSION OF MINECRAFT WILL WORK FOR THIS WORKSHOP. Click here to download Minecraft for Education.

You will be provided temporary access to a Minecraft fo Education for the duration of the workshop.


Wednesday, October 7 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm EST | Video Game Design

Why just play video games when you can make them? Join us as we go through the journey of a video game designer and learn how to design, create, and code your very own fully playable video game using Flowlab!


Wednesday, October 14 from 6:00 7:30 pm EST| Coding with Processing

Explore the creative side of code with Processing! Processing is a professional programming language designed for artists and graphic designers, so it's a great way to get hands-on and visual with code. Students will code a variety of animation and art projects, so get ready for a coding experience like you've never seen!



Monday, October 19 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm EST| Coding with Minecraft

It’s time to expand your world and explore new frontiers with code! Throughout this program, students will be exploring a new side of Minecraft as they are challenged to push their creativity to new horizons. Students will be learning about and developing code within Minecraft that will help them to shape their own worlds and games.

**You will need to download Minecraft for Education in order to participate in this workshop. NO OTHER VERSION OF MINECRAFT WILL WORK FOR THIS WORKSHOP. Click here to download Minecraft for Education.

You will be provided temporary access to a Minecraft fo Education for the duration of the workshop.