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1 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics 72 nd Annual ITEEA Conference Charlotte, North Carolina Gary Stewardson Stephen Williams Trevor Robinson

2 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Automation & Control Systems 21 st Century Skills Consist of: Sensors (inputs) Drivers & Actuators (outputs) Computer Programs (logic)

3 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Examples of Automation & Control Systems in Our Daily Lives Automobile control systems Traffic lights (cameras) Heating & air conditioning systems Kitchen appliances Cell phone apps TiVo® Bar code readers in stores

4 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Influence in education through: Course offerings Graduation requirements Funded research projects

5 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Why STEM? 21 st Century Skills Career Options Technological Literacy Economic Development

6 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Standards for Technological Literacy Robotic curriculum and competitions lend themselves to meeting many of the standards for technological literacy

7 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Standards for Technological Literacy Nature of Technology 1The Characteristics & Scope of Technology 2The Core Concepts of Technology (systems & controls) 3Relationship Among Technologies & the Connections Between Technology & Other Fields

8 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Standards for Technological Literacy Technology and Society 4The Cultural, Social, Economic, and Political Effects of Technology 6The Role of Society in the Development & Use of Technology 7The Influence of Technology on History

9 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Standards for Technological Literacy Design 8The Attributes of Design 9Engineering Design 10The Role of Troubleshooting, Research & Development, Invention and Innovation, and Experimentation in Problem Solving

10 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Standards for Technological Literacy Abilities for a Technological World 11Apply Design Process 12Use and Maintain Technological Products and Systems 13Assess the Impact of Products & Systems

11 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Standards for Technological Literacy The Designed World 16Energy & Power Technologies 17Information & Communication 18Transportation Technologies 20Construction Technologies

12 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Standards for Technological Literacy Sixteen out of 20 standards for technological literacy are easily addressed through robotic curriculum and competitions.

13 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Robotic Competitions FIRST Robotics Competition (grades 9-12) FIRST Tech Challenge (grades 9-12) FIRST LEGO League (grades 4-8) Jr. FIRST LEGO League (grades K-3) BEST Robotics Botball (middle & high school) VEX (middle & high school) TSA/VEX Others ?

14 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 FIRST Vision "To transform our culture by creating a world where science and technology are celebrated and where young people dream of becoming science and technology leaders. Dean Kamen Mission Our mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self- confidence, communication, and leadership.

15 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition FRC combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. Under strict rules, limited resources, and time limits, teams of 25 students or more are challenged to raise funds, design a team brand, hone teamwork skills, and build and program robots to perform prescribed tasks against a field of competitors.

16 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 FIRST Robotics Competition Costs $5, FRC Veteran teams who participated in 2009: Participation in one 2010 Regional Event, the Kit of Parts, associated materials and support. $6, FRC Veteran teams who did not participate in 2009 & FRC 2010 Rookie teams: Will receive a $1000 grant from FIRST Founder which will be applied to registration netting payment to $5, for the 2010 season. $4, Participation in each additional 2010 Regional Event. $5, Participation in the 2010 FIRST Championship.

17 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 FIRST Robotics Impacts Brandeis University Study When compared with the control group, FIRST students are: More than 3 times as likely to major specifically in engineering. Roughly 10 times as likely to have had an apprenticeship, internship, or co-op job in their freshman year. Significantly more likely to expect to achieve a post graduate degree. More than twice as likely to expect to pursue a career in science and technology. Nearly 4 times as likely to expect to pursue a career specifically in engineering. More than twice as likely to volunteer in their communities.

18 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 FIRST Tech Challenge FTC is designed for those who want to compete head- to-head, using a sports model. Teams of up to 10 students are responsible for designing, building, and programming their robots to compete in an alliance format against other teams. The robot kit is reusable from year-to-year and is programmed using a variety of languages.

19 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 FIRST LEGO League In the robot game, teams design, build, program, and test autonomous robots that must perform a series of tasks or missions. In the project, teams conduct research and create a technological or engineering solution to an aspect of the challenge and present that solution.

20 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 BEST Robotics Our Vision To excite our nation's students about engineering, science and technology to unlock their imagination and discover their potential Our Mission To inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology, and math through participation in a sports- like science- and engineering-based robotics competition

21 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Botball The Botball Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team- oriented robotics competition based on national science education standards. By designing, building, programming, and documenting robots, students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills in a hands-on project that reinforces their learning.

22 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 VEX Robotic Competition The VEX Robotics Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The VEX Robotics project encourages teamwork, leadership and problem solving among groups. The affordable VEX platform is expanding rapidly and is now found in middle schools, high schools and university labs around the globe.

23 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 TSA & VEX Partnership TSA/VEX Robotics tournaments will be conducted at participating State Conventions and the annual National Convention.

24 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 VEX Competitions Hybrid of an design competition & a sporting event. Seeding rounds & bracket play Utilize alliances (cooperative learning) Level playing field (reasonably priced) Multiple competitions (autonomous, etc.) Multiple events (regional, international)

25 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 VEX Video

26 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 VEX Curriculums Autodesk's VEX® Robotics Curriculum inteliteks Robotics Engineering Curriculum Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy 2008 VEX Inventors Guide VEX Classroom Competition Teachers Handbook: A Guide for STEM Success Design Academys Curriculum

27 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, VEX Inventors Guide Content Areas: Structure Motion Power Sensors Control Logic Programming

28 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Design Academys Curriculum Public Schools Constraints: After school club Single class during the day Student Constraints: Busy schedules Many extra-curricular options Both result in: Students at multiple levels Open entry/open exit structure

29 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Design Academys Curriculum Scope & Sequence

30 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Design Academys Curriculum Driver/Operator Objectives: Maintain VEX rechargeable power pack Build Tumbler Operate the tumbler using transmitter and jumper Program VEX controller to operate tumbler in arcade, tank (stick), & tank (button) modes

31 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Design Academys Curriculum Builder I & II Objectives: Construct truss tower Construct boom crane Build drift chassis Build conveyor feeder Construct scissor lift Build pneumatic gripper

32 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Design Academys Curriculum Programmer I & II Objectives: Program a limit & bumper switch Program an optical shaft encoder Program a potentiometer Program a light sensor Program a line follower Program an ultra-sonic range sensor Program three autonomous missions using multiple sensors

33 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Design Academys Curriculum Designer Objectives: Design a robot to compete an autonomous challenge Lead the development and delivery of a team presentation Compete on a VEX team for one season NOTE: To achieve designer status, one must complete skill sets Driver/Operator, Builder I, Programmer I, and Builder II and/or Programmer II.

34 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Design Academys Curriculum Team Leader Objectives: Manage a team fundraiser Develop a Gantt chart for competitive team Lead a competitive VEX team for one season

35 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Design Academys Curriculum Lesson Components Terminal, performance, and enabling objectives Learning activities including PowerPoint presentations, related activity sheets, and design briefs Formative and summative assessments

36 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Design Academys Curriculum Objectives Skill Set: Driver/Operator Terminal Objective 1: maintain VEX rechargeable power packs Performance Objective: Given a VEX robotics system maintain VEX rechargeable power packs so the system functions as required. Enabling Objectives: 1.1 identify 7.2 V and 9.6 V power packs 1.2 test power pack voltage using a multimeter 1.3explain how to charge the 7.2 V power pack versus the 9.6 V power pack 1.4set-up the battery charger 1.5identify the charging sequence when charging two power packs 1.6describe the relationship between the status lights on the charger and the condition of the power pack(s) being charged

37 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Resources Local 4-H extension office Summer Workshops at USU Best.eng.auburn.edu

38 Developing 21 st Century Skills through Robotics Gary Stewardson & Stephen Williams 72 nd Annual ITEEA ConferenceCharlotte, NC March 18-20, 2010 Questions?


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