Rizhao Golden Coast Elementary School Opened Its AI Innovation Lab
As the first batch of AI demonstration schools in Rizhao City, Golden Coast Elementary School completed the AI lab in July 2020. In light of their current curriculum schedule, the school decides to set AI courses into required courses, school-based courses, and after-school club to fit different students' interests.
--Compulsory courses for all fifth-graders happen one class per week;
--School-based courses for students interested in AI happen two classes per week;
--After-school club activities for students participating in AI-related competitions happen one hour per session from Monday to Thursday.
These courses are set to spark interests in students, cultivate their creative thinking, technology literacy and improve their skills in robotics and AI competitions.
The AI curriculum has been receiving a great deal of feedback across the board and producing some positive results. Rizhao Golden Coast Elementary School was singled out as the first prize in the "Outstanding Case of Innovation Educational Equipment in Shandong Province" in September this year. Students from the school won the first prize in the finals of the 2020 World Robot Contest in Foshan city this December. These achievements are testaments to the school's efforts to promote AI and robotics education.
Students at the award ceremony in the finals of the 2020 World Robot Contest
Students at the event of Outstanding Case of Innovation Educational Equipment in Shandong Province