Central Connecticut State University 2014 ©
Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
CCSU Main Campus, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT
Elizabeth Kane, Gregory Kane
Audience: This program is for students entering grade 3 through 5 in the Fall 2017.
Join our Robotics Exploratory Adventure for a week full of exciting and fun activities centered around robotics! 3rd and 4th grade students will work together designing and building a robot using the VEX IQ robotics platform. After designing and building the robot, students will be able to witness their design come to life!
This is an interactive, hands-on class designed to give these students their first hands on experience working with one of the fastest growing robotics platforms being used in numerous Connecticut schools. This is not a competition, but an inclusive class where you can have fun while meeting other students. In addition to learning valuable technical skills, the students will gain life skills such as teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
Elizabeth Kane graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Physical Education and Health Education in 2009. She is currently enrolled at the American College of Education working towards her Masters in Health Leadership and Wellness. Elizabeth has been teaching grades 3-5 at the University of Hartford Magnet School for 8 years where she enjoys integrating technology into her health and wellness courses as well as using movement as a tool to increase academic achievement. In the past, Elizabeth taught at the Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program (CPEP) summer camp and as a Computer Science instructor in the Manchester Public Schools summer program. In addition to teaching, Elizabeth is passionate about encouraging young women to break through societal expectations involving participation in sports and STEM programs.
Gregory Kane first got involved with robotics as the State Consultant for Technology Education with the Connecticut Department of Education. He first organized the State Lego League and the state VEX competitions as well as the State SeaPerch underwater ROV competitions. Recently he has taken over the responsibility for organizing the NEW State VEX IQ competition for elementary and middle school students. Greg has coordinated and taught at many teacher robotics workshops and has presented on various robotic platforms at professional conferences around the country. Greg started the CCSU Student Summer Robotic Immersion programs four years ago. He is a certified technology education teacher and adjunct member of the CCSU faculty.