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Last year Castlebay Lane participated in the 2018 Rally in the Valley - Robotics Challenge and STEAM Expo conducted at California State University - Northridge. Castlebay Lane was very competitive in many areas including SUMO, Follow-the-Line, Obstacle Course, and Team Talk. There were 18 schools represented with over 300 students participating.
The event kicked off with representatives from Los Angeles Unified School District including Board Member Scott Schmerelson, City Councilman Bob Blumenfield, Ota Lutz from JPL, and representatives from California State University - Northridge. David Garringer, Dr. Susan Belgrade, and Oscar Rios were the MCs of the event.
ROBOTICS AND CORE SUBJECTS
Incorporating robotics obviously covers skills and critical thinking important to being successful in math, science, engineering and technology subjects.
Technology TEKS state…”Through the study of technology applications foundations, including technology-related terms, concepts, and data input strategies, students learn to make informed decisions about technologies and their applications. The efficient acquisition of information includes the identification of task requirements; the plan for using search strategies; and the use of technology to access, analyze, and evaluate the acquired information. By using technology as a tool that supports the work of individuals and groups in solving problems, students will select the technology appropriate for the task, synthesize knowledge, create a solution, and evaluate the results. Students communicate information in different formats and to diverse audiences. A variety of technologies will be used. Students will analyze and evaluate the results.”