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Educators: Bring Robotics into the classroom

March 14, 2013

This summer, UTD would like to invite teachers and coaches who are interested in learning how to use robots in their classrooms or how to coach a robotics team to participate in two, week long training sessions, Middle School Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms and Secondary Robotics with Tetrix.

During the workshop teachers and coaches will learn the technical aspects of putting a robot together and programming it. You will also learn how to teach with robots. There are a growing number of studies on how robotics supports Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) teaching. You will learn how robots can be used to teach algebra, geometry, physics, biology, technology and design. Robots provide a unique opportunity to integrate the teaching of all the STEM subjects. Much of our time in both courses will be devoted to exploring ways to use robots as a theme for teaching STEM subjects.

Classroom Robotics Training (Grades 4-8)
Date: July 22 – July 26, 2013
Time: 9am – 4pm
Who: Coaches and Teachers
Description: During this week-long training you will be introduced to the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics system. The training is designed for teachers who want to bring robotics to their classroom, or coaches who want to start or become better coaches in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) competition in the fall.
Cost:$400 (Lunches are included)
Registration Deadline: June 7,2013

Classroom Robotics Training (Grades 8-12)
Date: July 29 – August 2, 2013
Time: 9am – 4pm
Who: Coaches and Teachers
Description: During this week-long training you will be introduced to the TETRIX Robotics system. You will also learn tips and tricks for competing in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competition, and learn how to use TETRIX in the classroom. We will be using the RobotC software system.
Cost:$400 (Lunches are included)
Registration Deadline: June 7,2013

Click here for more information on Classroom Robotics Training.

Interested in a summer educator scholarship?  Deadline in May 3, 2013.  Click here for application and details.

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