Educational Robotics (K-8th)

When:  Saturday, November 12th, 10:30am – 11:30am

Where: Meeting Room 310A at the George R. Brown Convention Center

What:  This presentation will cover robotics education in traditional and informal settings to teach computer science, science, coachkelleywithherfllteambricksmarttechnology, engineering, mathematics, creativity, and teamwork. It will provide an overview of the LEGO Education products including the LEGO Mindstorms system and other options. Competition can be a catalyst for student involvement so we will explore a range of robotic competitions: FLL, FLL Jr, FTC, VEX, EARLY Robotics, EcoBot, MATE, and more. Lastly, we will discuss opportunities for children to get involved with robotics online that leads to collaboration as well as receiving attention from colleges and industry.

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Tech / Craft / Mindset:  Robotics, Education, STEAM

Speaker: Katie Kelley

About the Speaker
bio_katiekelleyKatie Kelley is a teacher and owner of Woodlands Robotics in The Woodlands, Texas. She has been involved with robotics education for over 12 years. Katie works part-time for FIRST Robotics as a Senior Mentor working to support local robotics programs in the South Texas region including FRC, FLL, FTC, and FLL Jr.

She studied Fine Arts at the Kansas City Art Institute and Industrial Design at the College For Creative Studies. She worked for many years developing hands-on exhibits and programs for museums including the Houston Museum of Natural Science, The Fort Lauderdale Museum of Science and Discovery, and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. She is also a contributor for the Tuft’s University Center For Engineering and Education and Outreach’s website LEGO Engineering.  Catch some of her discussions on LEGO Engineering’s facebook page.

“I focus on inquiry driven science exploration, encourage questioning and discovery, and empower children to learn about phenomena that matter to them.”

To keep in touch of Katie’s latest adventures checkout Woodland Robotics’ Facebook page, her Twitter, Pinterest or YouTube channel.