Last year, Over 500 Students, 243 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 1 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.
Last year we added a coding exhibition event for CoderGirlz clubs and this year that will evolve into a 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.
CTE, together with IT will offer new CTE Enrichment courses during the Expanded Learning Summer Program for 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 1) learn foundational skills and 2) experience guest speakers and industry site visits that related to Robotics, Coding & Video Production. Please apply here: https://hrappss.fresnounified.org, and choose the position: “CTE Enrichment Teacher Elem or Middle.”
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We are now accepting volunteers to help judge the 14 events and as usual you will receive breakfast, lunch and best of all, this year's special Tournament of Technology T-shirt!
The online judging takes place between March 17th and 23rd and the in-person judging will take place at Gaston on April 1st (No fooling!).
The criteria for being a judge is simple:
Be willing to judge one of the 14 events online between March 17th and 23rd, or show up on Saturday to support our students and witness their excitement and competitive spirit
Be prepared to be amazed at what our middle school students can accomplish in the areas of video, robotics, 3D Design and more
Be willing to work collaboratively in judging groups of 2 or 3 to score one of the 14 events
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!
Please click on one of the links below to sign up!
Online Judging: Friday, March 17th – Thursday, March 23rd
Live Event Judging: Saturday, April 1st 7:30am at Rutherford B. Gaston Sr. Middle School
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