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ROBOTICS FACILITATOR CERTIFICATION


STRAND: Instruction
COURSE: 36 HOURS
MEMBER COST: $705
NON-MEMBER COST: $745

Purpose:The purpose of the TCEA Robotics Facilitator certification program is to ensure that classroom teachers are prepared to lead their students into the 21st century and beyond using robotics. The emphasis will be on integrating STEM into the classroom and promoting higher order thinking, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Both an elementary (K-4) and a secondary (5-12) strand are offered. Includes a one-year membership to Robotics Special Interest Group (ROBO-SIG).



Required Courses: K-4

Format

Date

Time

Hours

Introduction to the WeDo Robotics System (Grades K-4)

The WeDo Robotics System takes your elementary classroom to a new level. This workshop is for the elementary teacher that has no prior experience using robotics or building with LEGO elements. Attendees will take with them instructional strategies and curriculum ideas to implement robotics into their classroom, school, or district. This is a two day workshop.

face to face

 

10/8/13

and 10/7/13

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

12

 

Next Steps with NXT

This is a one-day overview of the LEGO NXT Robotics. Participants will be exposed to building and programming at the next level of robotics systems.

face to face

10/9/13

 

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

6

 

Total Required Courses

 

 

 

18

Elective Courses

various

 

 

8

Final Project

A culminating, real-world project that incorporates all of the learning from the year. Visit www.tcea.org/robo for final project details.

 

 

 

10

 

 

Required Courses: 5-12

Format

Date

Time

Hours

Introduction to the NXT Robotics System (Grades 5-12)

Participants will gain a solid foundation of building and programming in this workshop. The SUPER 6 Components of Robotics: NXT brick, LME software, Engineering Journal, building bots, programming, and problem solving are covered step-by-step. Throughout this course, connections to science and math curriculum will be addressed. Attendees will be given resources and materials on TCEA robotics competitions. This will be a fast-paced, hands-on, engaging workshop!

face to face

 

 

 

12

 

Beyond the Beginning: Intermediate NXT-G Robotics

Extend your programming skills with the sensor, data, and advanced blocks in the NXT-G programming software. The class will connect 21st century learning strategies to STEM through robotics.

face to face

 

 

 

6

 

OR:

 

 

 

 

Introduction to the EV3 Robotics System (Grades 5-12)

Get your hands on the third generation of LEGO MINDSTORMS Education robotics: EV3. Test-drive the P-Brick, new builds, and the new EV3 software. EV3 is optimized with a built-in content editor which enables teachers to customize the curriculum and create their own lessons.

face to face

10/16/13

and 10/17/13

or

5/8/14 , 5/16/14

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

12

Beyond the Beginning: Intermediate EV3 Robotics System

Extend your programming skills with the sensor, data, and advanced blocks in the EV3 programming software. The class will connect 21st century learning strategies to STEM through robotics.

face to face

10/18/13

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

6

 

Total Required Courses

 

 

 

18

Elective Courses

various

 

 

8

Final Project

A culminating, real-world project that incorporates all of the learning from the year. Visit www.tcea.org/robo for final project details.

 

 

 

10

Elective Courses: both strands

Format

Date

Time

Hours

Advanced NXT-G Robotics (Grades 7-12)

This course will cover the data and advanced pallets found in the NXT-G software. Hands-on programming will include cascading switches, multiple tasks, variables, and data hubs.

face to face

TBD

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

6

 

The After-School Robotics Club

Thinking about starting a robotics club after school? Join this webinar to launch your robotics program. Organizational tips, activities, and other resources will be shared.

webinar

 

3/18/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

2

 

Connecting Math and Science TEKS with WeDo (Grades K-4)

Now that youve learned the WEDO system, find out more about enhancing your math and science instruction using robotics. Participants will discover specific TEKS that can be easily and effectively addressed by the WEDO system.

webinar

 

4/2/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

2

 

Language Arts and Social Studies Using 3D WeDo Models

Now that youve learned the WeDo system, find out more about enhancing language arts and social studies instruction using robotics. Participants will discover specific TEKS that can be easily and effectively addressed by the WeDo system.

webinar

4/15/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

2

 

Planning and Hosting a Robotics Competition

Find out what it takes to host a campus or district robotics contest thats fun and educational for kids, easy for teachers, and increases parent involvement.

webinar

 

2/13/14

4-5 p.m.

1

 

Tips and Tricks for Arena Contest

This webinar will provide participants with tips and tricks for success at the TCEA area and state robotics contests in the area of Arena competition. Past winning methodologies and strategies will be showcased and analyzed.

webinar

 

10/31/13

4-5 p.m

1

 

Tips and Tricks for Inventions Contest

This webinar will provide participants with tips and tricks for success at the TCEA area and state robotics contests in the area of Inventions. Past winning methodologies and strategies will be showcased and analyzed.

webinar

 

11/12/13

4-5 p.m

1

 

True Technology Integration

During this session, you will gain an understanding of what technology integration is, and, more importantly, what it isn't. You will examine real-world good and bad uses of technology in the classroom and will identify opportunities for improving the uses of those technologies. Throughout this series of sessions, you will build a toolkit of resources and examples that target each tier of technology integration that you can share with teachers and peers on how to modify their use of technology for maximized learning opportunities.

Webinar

 

10/3/13,

10/10/13,

and 10/16/13

or

1/16/14,

1/23/14,

and 1/30/14

4:30-6:30 p.m.

 

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