HS Mentoring Robotics Program
TPSF Summer Academy 2016
Week 1 Review
Robotics 1: Incoming 4th and 5th graders learning to build robots with VEX IQ kits.
Robotics 1.5: Incoming 6th and 7th graders learning to build robots with VEX VDR kits.
Robotics 2: Four teacher selected students from each middle school to create next year's seed teams for competition.
Robotics 3: Incoming HS students who learn to mentor the other robotics classes, troubleshoot pneumatics equipment, practice programming, and prepare & design the upcoming competition season.
Preparing for the Competition Season
Building Communication Skills
-it helps to break down task into smaller steps
-body language like pointing helps
-it is best not to rush the builder
-the design does not always work as intended
-clues like color (or exact names of parts) are useful
-do not give too many steps at once
-find a pattern and repeat
Mentoring Makes a Difference
Let me know if you have any questions. I hope you all have a happy and safe 4th of July weekend! We will not have class on Monday, but we WILL have class next Friday, July 8th.
TUSD Robotics Lead & HS Robotics Mentor Teacher