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Tournament of Technology

​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to Fr​​​​esno Unified’s 11th Annual Middle School Tournament of Technology!​

Last year, Over 600 Students, 317 Teams, led by more than 20 Tech Coaches, representing 14 Middle Schools, competing in 14 Tech Competitions, focused on 3 main categories: Robotics, Video Production, and Design, for ONE action packed day…

The goal of the competition is to engage students with a variety of innovative technologies to help develop collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity skills.

Students prepare for months for this competition while developing their expertise as 3D Designers, Video Producers, Game Developers, Graphic Designers, and Robotics Engineers. All 14 events are STEM focused and help provide skills necessary for success in the 21st century.

This year the CoderGirlz clubs participated in a Scratch coding competition. The number of schools establishing coding clubs is growing so we expect that coding events will expand and attract more and more attention. We plan to incorporate Minecraft into this year's exhibition!

CTE, together with IT offered new CTE Enrichment courses during the Expanded Learning Summer Program in 2017. The world of Career Technical Education (CTE) has a broad spectrum of industry sectors. Coding, Robotics and Video Production are all foundational skills that directly connect to many career opportunities within multiple industry sectors. For example, robotics is a foundational experience for students who may want to pursue study engineering, computer science, manufacturing or transportation, to name a few.

The intent of the CTE Middle School Enrichment is to provide (or continue to provide) students with opportunities to learn foundational skills and experience guest speakers and industry site visits that relate to Robotics, Coding & Video Production.​ ​

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Interested in Judging?​

We will be accepting volunteers to help judge the 14 events and as usual you will receive breakfast, lunch and best of all, this year's Tournament of Technology T-shirt!

The online judging takes place between March 2nd and March 7th and the in-person judging will take place at the Live Event Location (TBD) on March 17th!

The criteria for being a judge is simple:

  1. Be willing to judge one of the 14 events online between March 2nd and March 7th, or show up on Saturday, March 17th to support our students and witness their excitement and competitive spirit

  2. Be prepared to be amazed at what our middle school students can accomplish in the areas of video, robotics, 3D Design and more

  3. Be willing to work collaboratively in judging groups of 2 or 3 to score one of the 14 events

Interested? Email: Kurt.Madden@fresnounified.org or Saori.Jansen@fresnounified.org

 

Alert

Being a "techie" is not a requirement!

Although the students use a LOT of technology to compete, judging the events only makes you look tech savvy!


Judging Types:

Please click on one of the links below to sign up (Links will be available soon)!

  • Online Judging: Wednesday, March 7th – Sunday, March 11th

  • Live Event Judging: Saturday, March 17th at 7:30am @ Roosevelt High School

Events:

  • Robotics (Battle Bot, Robo Rally, Robot C Programming, Search & Rescue)
  • Design (3D Printed Car Race, 3D Printed Bridge Strength, Kodu Game Design, Website Design)
  • Video (Advertisement, Blockbuster, Documentary, Public Service Announcement)
  • Coding Events (CoderGirlz)
  • Exhibition Events (3D Useful Object)

​Follow us on Twitter @FUSDTOT, at Fresno Unified Tournament of Technology’s Facebook Page, and on Instagram at FUSDTOT.

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