What are the tools and environments students will be using?
We are teaching VEX Robotics Curriculum which is created by Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy to teach STEM. We are specifically using VEX IQ hardware which is the VEX Robotics starter kit for elementary and middle school students.
What programming languages will students be using?
Students will be learning ROBOTC which is a graphical programming language. With ROBOTC, they can easily transition to text-based C programming languages. ROBOTC is a VEX, LEGO Mindstorms, Tetrix, RDX and Arduino UNO/MEGA compatible programming language. Students will use ROBOTC for both virtual and physical robotics.
What projects will students be doing?
Students will learn how robots work. Students will learn to control robots with codes virtually and physically. Students will perform simple projects both virtually and physically where they will perform multiple independent tasks involving controlling sensors (color sensor, touch LED sensor, gyro sensor, distance sensor, bumper switch and motor encoders). Students will become confident and competent in robotics.
What is the refund policy?
Our Cancellation and Refund Policy:
You can cancel your registration up to 3 Days with a full refund before your session starts and please note that there will be no refund if the cancellation is done after this 3 days limit and your session starts.
Do you have any K-12 curriculum standards?
The activities in our curriculum have connections with several different K-12 curriculum standards, including:
CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards 2011
ISTE NETS Student Standards 2007
Upon completion of one session and multiple sessions what’s next?
After one session students will earn badge/s both virtually and physically for their accomplishments which they may add up for their portfolio. Advanced students who have completed many badges and sessions (which varies in number according to students individual progression), may independently apply for an exam with fee to receive a certificate from Carnegie Mellon, which will benefit their college portfolio. VEX curriculum is designed to support students from elementary through high school, starting with VEX IQ, then with VEX EDR, and then VEXpro. Students may go on to join competition groups for nationwide competitions as they grow their experience and skills.