If you are looking for a better education for your child, consider Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS). We offer a progressive, well-rounded curriculum, and have been voted the best Private School in Brampton by local residents for the last 8 years. One of the areas of focus that students at RMS excel at is robotics. Students love designing and controlling robots, which allows them to sharpen their motor skills and think creatively from a young age. In robotics, students can engage with other students socially, working and communicating together as a team. It also prepares students for the increasing use of artificial intelligence and promotes teamwork and collaboration. Our coding and robotics activities often involve the use of Dash and Dot robots along with wireless tablets. Not only do we teach robotics in the classroom, but we also have extra curricular robotics teams that students can choose to participate on.
Dash & Dot
Come and take a look at some Robotics activities, and discover the opportunity you can provide your child to succeed Now and in their Future. Our Saturday Morning Private School Open House is a perfect opportunity to tour our campuses and meet our teachers, particularly if you are unable to take advantage of our Open House ANYTIME opportunity. It’s your chance to see our campuses when it might be more convenient for you!
Take just a few minutes to come by our Private School Open House on SATURDAY June 3, 2017 (10 am – 2 pm) at our welcoming, friendly and family oriented campuses and discover the opportunity and possibilities for your child to love learning and excel. Your visit could be your first step in empowering your child’s journey towards their dreams!
Here’s a map which illustrates the locations of our welcoming, friendly and family oriented campuses.
We will gladly take the time with you and your family to:
- Tour the facilities (typically takes 15-20 minutes)
- Provide you with the opportunity to meet teachers and administrators
- Outline our enriched educational programmes
- Inform you about the wide variety of before and after school activities available
- Discuss registration options for Pre-Kindergarten (starting at 2 years 8 months old as of September 2017) to Grade 8
…and of course, children are most welcome.
We look forward to seeing you because we want to share with you the private school community of which we are so proud!
To learn more about Rowntree Montessori Schools (RMS), continue browsing our website and ideally drop by any of our welcoming, friendly and family oriented campuses for a personal tour anytime Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:00pm. If you prefer, call to book an appointment for a personal tour anytime Monday-Friday 9:30am-3:00pm.
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Our Kindergarten and Prep-ONE students recently had the wonderful opportunity of being introduced to Dash & Dot robots. Dash & Dot are educational toy robots that make learning to code fun for young children. Used together with tablets, these robots can be easily programmed to complete a variety of tasks, all while teaching children the basics of programming. Over the course of several mornings, workshops were held in our kindergarten and lower grade classes to introduce students these wonderful little robots, while giving them the opportunity to participate in many hands-on activities.
Here at the Academy, I had the privilege of being present for two of these workshops and got to see firsthand just how engaging, fun, and versatile these little robots are. The student’s eyes gleamed with excitement as they worked together to make Dash & Dot light up with different colours, move in specific ways, play sounds, and even play songs that the students created! Using a simple drag-and-drop interface on the tablet, students created programs using coding basics like sequencing and loops to control the robots and had a great deal of fun while doing it.
As educators, we are constantly striving to prepare our students with 21st century learning skills, and programming is just one of the many ways that we can do just that! By teaching students coding concepts from an early age, we are instilling in them a curiosity and ability to problem solve and innovate that will carry them through the rest of their lives. Many people may be skeptical about teaching Kindergarten students to code and program, but watching them work together and solve problems during these workshops only proves that with the right tools, not only is it possible for these students to do it, but it is very likely they will excel at it, all while learning and having fun!
Our Dash & Dot experiences were such a success that we recently purchased many more robots to teach these important programming principles. They will also be frequently utilized within other subject areas and across multiple age groups, to ensure our kids have the best possible hands-on learning experience from a young age . We could not be more excited.
Welcome to Rowntree Dash & Dot!