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Rocky Mountain Robots #ISTE2016

Written by Peggy Reimers

The TCEA robots are ready to travel from The Live Music Capital of the World to the Mile-High City. ISTE 2016, here we come! I just hope TSA will let my robots on the airplane.

What can I say? When I get to train educators about robotics, life is always good!

I am so excited to be facilitating a hands-on workshop called Build and Program a LEGO Robot on Sunday morning, June 26 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Denver, Colorado. I cannot think of a better way to kick off ISTE 2016. The only way to learn robotics is to do it! Participants will spend the entire three hours of the workshop building and programming a MINDSTORMS EV3 robot. Built into the training will be classroom activities and management tips that will make the robotics program run smoothly.

If you are subject to acute mountain sickness (aka altitude sickness) or won’t be able to make it to ISTE this summer, consider coming to Austin instead in the fall for a learner-driven workshop designed to give you hands-on, minds-on experience with EV3 robotics. Save the date, September 15-16, 2016 on your calendar. Whether you are a novice or experienced educator, this workshop will build your engineering knowledge and skills, establishing a solid foundation in building and programming. Additional topics that will be covered include on-brick programing, classroom management techniques, and EV3 sensor activities which can be modified to fit any grade level.   

Register here for the fall workshop. And look for me at #ISTE2016 this summer!

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Peggy Reimers

Director of Professional Development at TCEA
Peggy facilitates professional development with G Suite for Education, mobile learning devices, robotics, makers, and other current technology trends. Formally a public school teacher, she shared her passion for technology and her creative, hands-on approach with elementary students for 26 years. Peggy earned her M.S. in Educational Technology from Lesley University and her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Montana – Billings. Her super hero ability is figuring out which LEGO mini-fig is hiding in the little foil sealed packages.

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