Robotics in I/S Project-Based Classes

Discussion created by nbelton on Apr 21, 2019



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!



Nick Belton