student at FCL event

A DHH student tests out the robot-powered boat he created during Camp CoDE.

The Texas Woman’s University Future Classroom Lab hosts a variety of events each year, showcasing its uses and capabilities while sparking interest and engagement in young minds.

Summer camps and field trips

  • Camp CoDE for Students
    During the summer, the TWUFCL hosts Camp CoDE, a camp for K-12 d/Deaf/Hard of hearing students in which the campers learn a variety of 21st-century skills by participating in various STEAM, coding and robotics activities.
  • Camp LEGO for Students
    During the summer of 2022, the TWUFCL  hosted Camp LEGO for the first time. Camp LEGO was a week-long camp for students aged 5 to 12 with different hearing capabilities. The camp added LEGO building pieces to coding and robotic concepts. Campers enhanced their building skills, expanded their vocabularies with LEGO terminology and sharpened their physical skills.
  • Camp CoDE for Teachers
    The TWUFCL also offers a week-long summer camp for teachers. During this experience, pre-service and in-service teachers have the opportunity to gain experience using a variety of technology and robotics applications. They also receive coaching on how to incorporate coding, robotics and other 21st-century skills into their teaching practice.
  • Field trips and school visits
    During the school year, local K-12 students take field trips to the TWUFCL to participate in various activities that connect content areas across all subjects to STEAM, coding and/or robotics applications.
    The TWUFCL also travels to local schools, bringing a variety of robotics and coding applications to K-12 classrooms and planning activities that incorporate those technologies into the content that students are learning.

Past Events

  • Denton ISD Community Night of S.T.E.A.M. – January 2020
    The TWUFCL attended Denton ISD’s Community Night of S.T.E.A.M., an event in which schools in the Denton ISD area brought interactive STEAM activities for students and their families to participate in. The TWUFCL planned three activities that connected art with robotics using Sphero, Codey Rocky and Matatalab.
  • Joining the FCL Network – November 2016
    Chad Smith, PhD, and Ludovic A. Sourdot, PhD, traveled to Brussels to visit a future classroom lab. During this visit, the TWUFCL was officially recognized as an FCL Network Lab. The TWUFCL is currently the only U.S. member of the European Schoolnet’s 31-member nation network of future classroom labs. In May 2017, Dr. Smith returned to Brussels to present information about the TWUFCL to European Schoolnet’s industry partners.

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