Getting Started with EV3 Robotics

LEVEL 5, China
March 7 - 8, 2020

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“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

- Benjamin Franklin

About this Event

Learn the basics of EV3 LEGO Mindstorms Robotics hardware, software, programming, and how to facilitate your very own robotics classes and clubs. We will start the course by you building your very own default EV3 robot. You will then be guided to program your robot to solve obstacles challenges. Each challenge will build upon programming techniques used in earlier challenges. The course will show you not only how to solve each of the ten obstacle challenges but also how to facilitate the challenges in a classroom full of students. Each challenge will be followed up with a reflection and discussion on the methodology used as well as differentiation options. All participants can and will be successful in Lego EV3 Robotics, Getting Started.

What will you do?

  • Build Robots.
  • Program Robots.
  • Learn how to teach and facilitate a robotics class using Lego EV3 Mindstorms.

What will you walk away with?

  • Experience building EV3 Mindstorms constructions
  • Understanding of the sequence, switch, loop, and case programming structures
  • Hands on experience with how to facilitate a Lego robotics class.
  • How to design custom EV3 Projects for your students
  • Experience with problem-solving and debugging EV3 block code.

Who is it for?

  • Educators that are new to Robotics who are interested in gaining experience with EV3 Lego Robotics, how to program, and run their own robotics courses.
  • Community members who are interested in exploring Lego Robotics.
  • People who enjoy design, tinkering and making
  • Anyone else interested that is 16 years or older.

About the Facilitator, Matthew Chadwick

Matthew Chadwick is a 5-12 Lego EV3 and VexIQ Robotics teacher at International School Manila. Prior to teaching overseas, he taught Mathematics in Portland, Oregon. Matthew also has a previous software engineering career at Nike and several technology start-ups. As a third-culture kid, he has studied, lived, and worked on three different continents in 7 different cities. Matthew is an Apple Certified Technical Coordinator, an Apple Certified Support Professional, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. He holds a B.S. in Business Management Systems from Oregon State University and an M.A. in Middle Years Childhood Education from Portland State University.