I am pleased to offer a session that will showcase how my school (Bradford District High School) has incorporated robotics in multiple high school classes for a variety of reasons:
- relevance to modern workplaces
- STEM/STEAM cross-curricular possibilities
- student engagement through competition
- differentiation of open level tech-based classes
- and more...
There are a wide variety of robotics platforms to work with. Some offer black box solutions that are more simplistic plug and play systems. Others are built from scratch and offer a raw building experience. Platforms used in my classes include:
- VEX EDR Robotics
- Micro-controller (Arduino and PIC Axe)
- Raspberry Pi
- Lego EV3/ NXT
- Discrete components
Robotics has partly been responsible for significant growth in our technology department that now includes robotics focus grade 11 and grade 12 courses. I will cover how this growth has been facilitated through technical, financial, and creative developments.
Finally...the fun part. There will be demonstrations of student products, demo robotic systems, and a breakdown of what project-based learning looks like in my classes.
I am looking forward meeting everyone and learning along with you!