PROGRAM OVERVIEW 


Students will explore the engineering design cycle by designing, building, and programming a robot to solve challenges on a game field while recording their season’s journey in their Engineering Notebook. Each season, students on teams will compete against each other in a yearly challenge. This year’s challenge looks at the future of transportation. From the shipment of packages in rural and urban areas to disaster relief delivery and high-tech air transit, teams will re-imagine faster, more reliable, inclusive, and sustainable transportation innovations that better connect and grow communities and economies around the world.


REQUIREMENTS


 

Time:

  • Teachers commit to running this program in their classrooms (program has the depth and breadth to accommodate a full semester of content but is flexible to the teacher’s needs) (for grades 7-12)

Teachers receive (all FREE)

  • FTC Competition robotics set (x5) (~$7K value)
  • Initial training and on-going support
  • Access to LMS with online modules including videos, ppts, lesson plans, and other resources to ensure success (~ $1100 value)
  • Meetings with support staff (office hours)
  • Access to FTC SIM (online coding simulator)
  • Game pieces for in-class competition

Equipment & Materials

  • Space to store and work on robots (Each kit is approx. 24” x 14” x 13” in size)
  • Space for a 8’ x 8’ field
  • Devices for codin

FTC ROBOTICS KITS INCLUDE


  • Studica Ltd Robotics Channel
  • FTC legal motors
  • Controllers & Sensors
  • REV Drivers Hub & Control Hub

COST


FREE for select Pilot Schools! A limited number of opportunities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. (Max 2 schools per School Board)


 FUNDING


  •  FIRST Canada will provide full funding for a classroom teacher to integrate FIRST Tech Challenge into their curriculum. 

PROCESS


  • Schools will commit to running a FIRST Tech Challenge Class Pack (5 teams) In the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years.
  • Schools will apply for a grant from FIRST Canada that will cover ALL costs associated with participating in the program
  • Schools will purchase the Class Pack Registration from FIRST HQ and FIRST Canada will provide the FTC Robots from Studica Ltd.
  • FIRST Canada will provide career guest speakers for your students
  • Schools will participate in a reporting process to FIRST Canada
  • Teachers will host an in-class competition as a culminating project

CONTACT


Kyle Laughton
FTC Class Pack Manager
Phone: (647) 767-4235
Email: kyle.laughton@firstroboticscanada.org

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