Virtual AI Summer Camp Kit
Teaching Materials for Camp Providers!
Everything You Need to Start Your Own Virtual AI Camp
Need to transition your camp online? Interested in incorporating AI lessons into your camp?
We’ve got you! Drawing from our years of experience running this camp and helping other organizations launch their own AI camps, we’ve put together the Virtual AI Summer Camp Kit that will help you launch your own AI camp in minutes!
What’s more, with the optional teacher training, you will get 2 hours of one-on-one time with our Program Manager to get familiar with the curriculum and virtual teaching. Need more support? We are only a phone call away!
Keep Students Engaged & Empowered!
Tested course content adapted for distance learning with real experience teaching virtually
Have fun learning AI concepts & programming while proactively thinking about AI’s societal impact
Project-based learning empowers students to design their path
$99 Camp Kit:
Virtual-tested curriculum includes Teacher Guides, slides and sample virtual class recordings.
Detailed tips on how to run your virtual classroom to ensure your success
Live support through email and phone
$399 Camp Kit:
Everything included in the $99 kit
Live, one-on-one teacher training with our Program Manager
Why Virtual AI Camp?
For all skill levels, ages 6-17.
- 20 hours of live instruction with our experienced instructor: 2 hours per day.
- 20 hours of self-paced project development time and office hours: we provide personal feedback to each student while they are building their AI project.
- Learn the hottest topics in artificial intelligence: including machine learning, self-driving cars, data bias, etc.
- Combine computational thinking and critical reasoning by learning the technical concepts as well as the impact of technology.
- Participate in WAICY 2020 – a world level AI competition for youth – and showcase your work to students from all over the world at the end of the camp.
2 hours of instruction + 2 hours of office hours/project time per day.
The core agenda follows a two-week format but can be easily modified to fit other schedules
Introduction to AI
Using examples from students’ lives such as voice assistants, we discuss the Five Big Ideas in AI (Perception, Representation and Reasoning, Learning, Human-AI Interaction, Social Impact) and leave with ideas of how to use AI to improve our lives.
This engaging lesson teaches how AI learns to categorize things (sorting spam vs. nonspam emails) by solving a puzzle. Students will learn about decision trees, a machine learning technique and train their own model!
AI Programming – Path Planning
Students take their first dive into AI programming! They will learn about the technology behind self-driving cars, or how they navigate in the real world to reach a destination. They will code a virtual robot to chase after a block.
AI Programming – Path Planning with Object Manipulation
Applying the principles of speech recognition, students will learn to navigate their AI units to objects and then manipulate the objects. In this lesson they will also expand on previous programs and learn more complex logic.
AI Programming – Speech Recognition
Students experiment with the Google Speech demo and learn about how the computer translates sounds into text while taking context and grammar into consideration. Then, students practice coding conversations with the virtual AI.
Calypso – Path Planning with Walls (Self-driving Car Simulation)
Building upon previous lessons, students will build their own maze and have the robot solve the maze in real time! This lesson on representation and reasoning in AI prepares them to build their own WAICY project.
Project Building – Design Your Project
Students begin to plan their project, identifying the societal challenge they would like to address in their demo. The instructor and TAs will work closely with students as they come up with a project plan.
Project Building – Programming and Debug
Students spend time coding and debugging their project while receiving feedback from their instructors. The projects should feature all applications of AI that they have mastered.
Project Building – Presentation
As part of the holistic skills development, students prepare and rehearse their presentation that they will give at WAICY, along with their coding demo.
The day is here! Students come together to showcase their AI projects, speak about the societal challenge they are focused on with fellow students. At the end of WAICY, awards for different categories (i.e. design, presentation, programming) will be presented.
Learn Six AI Applications
Understand Five Big Ideas in AI
Engage in Project-based Learning
Positively Impact Society
Share a Vision of a Better World
- Facial Recognition
- Object Recognition
- Object Manipulation
- Landmark-based Navigation
- Speech Generation
- Speech Recognition
- Representation & Reasoning
- Machine Learning
- Human – AI Interaction
- Societal Impact
Bring ideas to life! This year we provide a virtual world where students can program a robot to do simulated tasks at home! ReadyAI’s curriculum sparks curiosity and builds confidence.
Create projects that use AI to help address society’s greatest needs in healthcare, transportation, public safety, and many more areas.
Students will be able to participate in WAICY 2020 which will take place virtually at the end of their camp session.