For schools without technology electives, FTC can provide a great way to give kids access to real engineering challenges with deadline driven operational goals. We all see FTC as a fantastic platform to support “3D” learning with hands-on math, applied science and engineering. There is no match for what these kids get from FTC. So, let’s give these kids “credit” for all their hard work….
FTC Team 447 can receive a Career and Technical Education (CTE) graduation credit through “Credit by Proficiency” for FTC Robotics. The attached file maps 40 elements from various engineering “performance indicators” against the 2008 Oregon Dept of Ed Tech Standards. The student selects 17 elements across the 6 RED categories and then builds a “body of evidence” showing proficiency during the FTC build "season". Each student is responsible for selecting their 17 elements and then writing a simple “plan for demonstration” on each element. This should engage them in customizing their CTE credit.
Please look over the attached file and talk with your principals and school boards. With your help, FTC can lead the way for bringing robotics into the classroom. Graduation credit for FTC is another way to build excitement around STEM education.
I you want the XLS spreadsheet... send an eMail to Amity447(at)gmail(dot)com