Applied Robotics: The NXT Step
There are no seats available for this workshop.
New workshop dates will be announced Fall 2007.
Expand your knowledge of robotics and learn how to integrate robot design projects into your K-12 classroom curriculum.
Teachers will continue to hone their construction and programming skills as we explore the classroom potential of the new LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ NXT brick.
With its redesigned look and feel, expanded array of sensors and improved programming software, LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT provides.
This workshop is perfect for the K-12 teacher who has worked with ROBOLAB™ and LEGO® MINDSTORMS™ and has experience with either the RCX or new NXT robotics kit.
- Dates: June 24-29, 2007
- Location: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
- Professional Development Credit: 40 hours SBEC Credit (20 G/T)
- Grade Levels: Recommended for all levels (K-12)
- Subjects: Science, Technology, G/T
- Prerequisites: RCX or NXT experience
What you take home
- New strategies for using robotics and engineering design to enhance classroom learning
- Experience building and programming with the LEGO MINDSTORM NXT
- LEGO MINDSTORM NXT robotics kit ($252 value)
- LEGO MINDSTORM Education Software license ($49 value)
- LEGO Education Resource Kit ($59 value)
- Free standards-aligned curriculum resource materials, including a USB drive loaded with useful Web sites, sample engineering challenges and other resources
Schedule of Topics
Welcome to Texas Tech. Unpack, stretch your legs and get ready for a hands-on week of robotics and engineering design.
Sensors & Software. Your introduction to the new LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT begins with a look at the all new NXT sensors and redesigned LEGO MINDSTORMS Education Software.
Real World Robotics. Continuing our investigation of software and sensors, we'll look at real world applications for robotics education.
Individual Design Challenges
Located a block away from the Center for Engineering Outreach, Gordon Hall offers convenience and comfort for workshop participants during the week.
- Private bedrooms
- Private bathrooms
- High-speed Internet access
- Convenient location
Each private bedroom and bathroom shares a common living area with one other workshop participant — perfect for teaming up on workshop projects. Parking, classroom and dining facilities are located within a comfortable walking distance.
Housing and meals are included in the cost of the workshop. Participants will check-in Sunday afternoon and leave Friday afternoon. Meals will be provided beginning Monday at breakfast.
About the Instructors
Kathy Holberg and Peggy Riemers are 6th grade robotics teachers in Bastrop ISD. In addition to their work inside the classroom, they have given numerous teacher and student workshops focused on robotics and engineering for Regions 12 and 13. They've also been spotted working with LEGO Education throughout the past year to promote the new Mindstorms NXT kit.
Paula Yezak and Terry Gibbons are Instructional Technology Specialists for Temple ISD. Experienced in developing and leading workshops, Paula and Terry specialize in graphic and web design, video conferencing and technology curriculum development.
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