Thursday, August 27, 2009

Intro to Robotics Course

From Chris Bracken, Proactive PD...
Intro to Robotics Course
9th October 2009 11.00am – 5.00pm
Hobart Adult Education Centre
32-36 Church St, North Hobart

This course is an ideal introduction to LEGO® Robotics and how it can be used in the classroom. Using the LEGO Mindstorms NXT® and accompanying software, participants will be able to tackle a series of challenges that can be used in the classroom.

The course is conducted by Chris Bracken – convener of RoboCup Junior and FIRST LEGO League in Tasmania and winner of the 2009 LEGO Teachers Award for Australia and NZ.

Features of the day will include:
  • The chance to familiarise yourself with programming and some building of LEGO NXT Robotics kits and the latest NXTG software.
  • Access to a variety of hands-on, multi level challenges that you can use in the classroom to extend and assess students.
  • Obtain valuable resources and links to set up, or further enhance, a Robotics program within your school.
  • The latest information on RoboCup Junior and FIRST LEGO
  • League.
  • Ongoing support in helping establish (or build on) a robotics course or club at your school.
Cost for the day is $145 per person which includes the full day workshop (11am-5pm) with expert tuition, lunch and afternoon tea, and ongoing support after the day.

To obtain a registration form, or if you have any queries, please send an email to proactivepd@aapt.net.au (Coordinator – Chris Bracken)

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