UCity 2017 Robotics Focus Group (NORMS: What are norms that we must list…
Robotics Focus Group
What are norms that we must list because...
If we don’t acknowledge and commit to them, there is a good chance it will not happen.
They can really disrupt a meeting or distract us from the work.
Respect all voices
Assume the best in everyone
offer succinct responses
Why do FIRST Robotic clubs exist in UCity?
offer a place for students to explore their quirkiness and feel normal
For student to be competitive post secondary
For students to see themselves as STEM capable/career
non athletic sport after school activity
To expose students to STEM fields
to offer STEM experiences outside of the District's capability
To enable students to work collectively and constructively as a team.
To address students' interest in the sciences
What do we want
FIRST Robotics clubs to be in UCity?
Supported by district resources and strengthen partnerships
Opportunity to participate in FIRST Robotics exist at all school.
Available in all buildings
To be more inviting / attractive for girls
Continuous and sustainable robotics program
Equitable for all students
More strategic methods and outlets for recruiting instead of just word of mouth
What must we commit
to make our vision a reality?
(specifically what support
are needed to make this happen)
recognition and belief that STEM is important
Help students understand the value of STEM and robotics to the future of students - eg help them understand how valuable they will be
More coaches in some capacity.
dedicated space at each building for school based and after school robotics
Offer support for coaches who are interested but are not comfortable with STEM
we must committ personal time and talent not just money
All building Administrators need to support Robotics
Continued district focus and partnerships
What will success look like and how will we measure our progress?
Correlated to student outcomes academically
Expansion of clubs in all buildings
More girls in the programs
dedicated lab space for robotics in ALL buildings
Students enter into STEM fields.
SDUC recognized as leader in STEM education