FIRST LEGO League Robotics - Coaches’ Corner
[Participate and share : Poster]
Tuesday, June 27, 1:15–3:15 pm
Tower View Lobby, Table 34
Michael Graffin Aaron Maurer Louise Morgan
Are you interested in LEGO Mindstorms robotics, engineering, and computational thinking? Come along and meet three robotics coaches from Australia and the United States, and learn how you could empower your students' STEM learning through the international FIRST LEGO League robotics competition (http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll)
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Programming and robotics|
|ISTE Standards:||Students : Innovative designer
Students : Computational thinker
Students : Knowledge constructor
|Related exhibitors:||FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) , LEGO Education|
Through attending this session, participants will
- Learn about pedagogical approaches & teaching resources available to support new LEGO robotics teachers & FIRST LEGO League (FLL) coaches.
- Explore the STEM learning opportunities afforded by the FLL competition, including students’ high-level research into a real world problem, public speaking opportunities, teamwork, and development of computational thinking.
- Explore recommended approaches to coaching a FLL season, including advice on mission strategy, project management, the engineering design process, and core values activities.
- Have the opportunity to learn how to program a LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robot.
- Students use online tutorials (e.g. http://ev3lessons.com) to solve robotics challenges.
-During the competition, they use video conferencing tools to connect with experts as part of their research into the challenge theme.
Evidence of Success
We will display photos, student interviews (videos), and FIRST LEGO League learning products from our elementary and middle school LEGO robotics classes and competition teams in Australia and the United States.
Participants will have the opportunity to network with experienced FLL coaches and LEGO Mindstorms robotics teachers, who will share their advice, pedagogical strategies, and experiences for preparing students for the FLL competition.
Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy - http://education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/educators/
EV3Lessons - http://ev3lessons.com
Patterson, R. ( 2011). Teaching Computer Programming using Educational Robots. http://dtpr.lib.athabascau.ca/action/download.php?filename=scis-07/open/RonaldPattersonEssay.pdf
Fernández Panadero, C., Villena Román, J., Delgado Kloos, C. (2010). Impact of Learning Experiences Using LEGO Mindstorms® in Engineering Courses https://www.researchgate.net/publication/224148784_Impact_of_learning_experiences_using_LEGO_MindstormsR_in_engineering_courses
FLL Starting Points -https://www.startingpoints.com/fll
RoboDogs LEGO MIndstorms Summer Camp http://coffeeforthebrain.com/robodogs/
RoboDogs and the Power for FLL Learning- http://coffeeforthebrain.com/robodogs-and-the-power-of-fll-learning/
TechBrick Robotics - http://www.techbrick.com/
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June 25-28, 2017
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