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How Robotics Inspires Student Imagination – Featuring NASA
Monday, June 28, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Louis Jimenez, Advanced Electronics Teacher, Bowsher High School (OH); and Gerald Voltz, Education Program Specialist, NASA Office of STEM Engagement, NASA Glenn Research Center
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Why should you be teaching robotics in your classroom? It sparks student imagination and empowers them to solve any problem before them.
In this edWebinar, we’ll be featuring NASA educator Gerald Voltz of NASA Glenn Research Center and Louis Jimenez of Toledo Public Schools as they discuss their robotics capstone partnership and the impact the culmination of their career technical education program has had on a decade of students. In this edWebinar, attendees will learn how to:
- Enrich instruction
- Apply benefits of coding and robotics in the classroom
- Connect and apply theory to modern industry examples for students
- Demonstrate applications of robotics research and connect with industry researchers
The presenters will also discuss:
- Application of engineering design process to classroom techniques
- Use of technology makerspaces to develop innovative solutions
- Barriers to robotics for students
- Capstone projects as evaluation
This edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders of the elementary through high school levels. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenters
Louis Jimenez is an engineer turned educator who brings a wealth of knowledge and sage sayings to his advanced electronics students in Toledo, Ohio. While under his tutelage, students complete electronics and engineering capstones in partnership with NASA Glenn Research Center and achieve things beyond the imagination for a high school classroom.
A lifelong learner and passionate NASA advocate, Gerald Voltz has gone from the classroom to the stars in his professional journey. Originally a mathematics instructor in Cleveland, Gerald moved to helping big companies bring their innovation to students and teachers statewide. He now serves as an education program specialist at NASA Glenn where he develops and supports relationships with local districts.
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