Washtenaw County 4-H: LEGO EV3 Robotics Workshop

Date: January 27, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Washtenaw County MSU Extension, 705 N. Zeeb, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 Lower level Classroom
Contact: Sheri Montoye, 734-222-3905, montoyes@anr.msu.edu

For: Adults, Teens, Teachers, Volunteers, Mentors, and Educators

Interested in helping youth learn STEM through Lego Robotics but don’t know where to start?  This training is designed to help teachers, parents and adult volunteers and older teen mentors prepare to lead youth activities using EV3, LEGO’s newest line of Mindstorm robotics during the in and out of school hours.

Using LEGO pieces and a “brick” control unit, you will learn to help guide kids as they build and program their own robot creations.  This popular robotics format teaches more than just “robotics,” and the EV3 units are also the standard unit for FIRST Lego League. This training will introduce you to the software, programming, and challenges associated with LEGO robotics.  Youth participants in your class, program or group will learn many STEM skills and concepts.

FEE: $30/person which includes lunch and handouts (DiBella’s Box Lunch Preference selected at registration.)
    Contact Sheri to discuss scholarship options if needed.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Jan. 26, 2016 OR until full.  20 maximum!

FACILITATOR: Justin Tousant

Agenda for the Workshop:

  • Parts and Inventory Process
  • Building the EV3s
  • Programming Basics
  • Simple and Advanced Programming Activities
  • Classroom Implementation including Creating Student Challenges
  • Classroom and Teacher/Educator Resources including the EV3 Loan

Worried because you don’t have robotics kits to use once you are trained? Washtenaw County 4-H has created a low fee STEM lending resource library for all Washtenaw County schools and organizations kits are on order now and the resource library (kits for youth ages 5-19) details will be available at the training.

Program supported by a grant from the Michigan STEM Partnership.

Possible additional class scheduled later if needed.


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