Robotics Careers

Course Description

Welcome to the Robotics Careers class page. Click Subscribe to the right to be notified of homework and stay up to date on class projects.

All assignments, projects, and announcements will be posted in Blend at https://aisdblend.instructure.com/. Grades are still posted to TEAMs.

For your reference, the class syllabus is to the right.

We use Lego Mindstorms introduce you to a variety of concepts and skills, including: introductory computer programming, object-based programming, project design and planning, group work, engineering, and working with your hands. You will have the opportunity to complete multiple robotics investigations involving inquiry and guided research, problem solving, working in teams, and documentation as they investigate how robots make decisions and navigate their environment.
> For a general introduction, building instructions, Internet links, other resources, and video tutorials, see my Lego Robotics page.

Our main curriculum is the NXT Video Trainer 2.0. This multimedia curriculum designed to teach behavior-based programming using the LEGO MINDSTORMS Education NXT Software. In a classroom or workshop setting, it is also designed to act as the teacher’s assistant, driving primary instruction with over 70 short videos, animations, and built-in Check Your Understanding questions that allow learners to work at their own pace. The curriculum is also available online at http://learn.cs2n.org/mod/url/view.php?id=1459

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Where is the Spring 20202 Online Learning classwork?

Just a reminder that (like always) all assignments, projects, and announcements will be posted in with our class in Blend at https://aisdblend.instructure.com/.
 
Parents - For more information on Blend for Parents, see the Blend Parent Tour at http://bit.ly/BLENDparentTOUR << If you haven't used Blend as a parent yet, this is HIGHLY recommended. This is the way to keep up with your student's classwork and progress.

Virtual Learning Opportunities will be posted there weekly on Mondays.

Spring 2020 Update

Hi Tigers,
We hope everyone is staying safe, healthy, and keeping busy. The department heads have met with the Gorzycki administrators this week. We wanted to share with you some information that we have received.
 
Teachers will be working these next 2 weeks on planning upcoming lessons for a planned return to school on Monday, April 6th. We will be in contact with more information on what exactly this will look like in the upcoming weeks, but right now we are preparing for online learning.
 
If you would like to continue your learning in the meantime, the district has provided a resource at https://sites.google.com/austinisd.org/aisd-learning-at-home/home. Here you will find a sample schedule, activities, and instructions - there are a lot of learning opportunites posted on this page.
 
We miss you all and want to stay connected!  At this time, we ask that you continue to check the AISD website.  Please reach out if you need anything or have any questions, we will be available through email.
 
Our office Hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4pm via email. We will respond to emails within 48 hours.
 
Sincerely,
Gorzycki CTE Department

Welcome to the New School Year!

It's going to be awesome. All assignments, projects, and announcements will be posted in Blend. Grades are still posted to TEAMs.
 
Parents - For more information on Blend for Parents, see the Blend Parent Tour at http://bit.ly/BLENDparentTOUR << If you haven't used Blend as a parent yet, this is HIGHLY recommended. This is the way to keep up with your student's class work and progress.