STEM Manifesto

The STEM Manifesto,

1) All people have creative potential. Our students are not passive consumers of information. Adults must provide the space for them to be active participants in their own learning and construction of knowledge. Their inherent talents, interests, and creativity have only to be unleashed.

2) Each student deserves an opportunity to prosper. Too many students who reflect the racial and ethnic diversity of Oregon, too many from families navigating poverty, too many from rural communities, and too many young women are not afforded a path into high-wage, high-demand STEM professions. No studentā€™s potential, nor dreams, should be left unrealized.

3) Diversity is our strength. Differences of gender, ability, race, ethnicity, and culture provide critical and diverse perspectives and voices to address todayā€™s complex challenges. Innovation and solutions emerge where different ideas and cultures interconnect.

4) Engaged learners succeed. How we teach our students is as important as what we teach them. We must create meaningful learning experiences that empower all students to embrace their curiosity, take ownership of, and joy in their learning, and become lifelong learners.

5) Education is a collective responsibility. Effective STEM learning takes place both in and outside of classrooms. Everyone in our community is a potential educator. We need to engage with leaders, institutions, and volunteers in our communities who want to help our young succeed.

6) Innovation is the cornerstone of prosperity. STEM education is not just about filling jobs, but also about creating jobs. Building an innovation-based economy is essential for the long-term competitiveness and prosperity of Oregon and its people.

7) Learning takes courage, persistence, and humility. Pushing the boundaries of oneā€™s understanding requires us to value curiosity, risk failure as a stepping stone to success, prize questions over answers, and see learning as an unending journey.

8) STEM skills are essential skills. Advancements in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are transforming nearly every facet of life and work. Not only is STEM literacy integral to the requirements of daily life, civic engagement, and employment, so are STEM capabilities in analyzing needs, taking initiative, organizing effort, and solving problems.

9) STEM learning is cross-disciplinary. It is the interconnectedness of ideas that enables people to integrate new learning with their prior experiences. STEM by its nature synthesizes analytical and creative thinking across multiple areas of human knowledge and expression. It is a powerful tool that sits at the crossroads of the sciences, arts, and humanities.

10) The best way to learn STEM, is to DO it. STEM education is not about retaining facts or disconnected bits of information. Purpose-driven learning challenges students to pursue deeper questions, and to identify and solve problems that are relevant and meaningful.

 

Source:Ā education.oregon.gov


News : IISSA School Trip

18 students from Integrated Islamic School Shah Alam (IISSA) creatively embracing the 21st century learning by taking part in our Lego Mindstorm EV3 workshop at Little Botz Academy Atria Branch

Let’s bring technology and 21st century learning environment to the classroom together !

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What you need to know about LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set

This set contains everything you need to start teaching STEM and computer science using the exciting LEGOĀ® MINDSTORMSĀ® concept. It offers full teacher support, including STEM and computing teaching materials, and a comprehensive eLearning program.

The system includes the EV3 Intelligent Brick, a compact and powerful programmable computer that makes it possible to control motors and collect sensor feedback using the intuitive icon-based programming and data logging software that is delivered with the set.

The set is delivered in a sturdy storage bin with a sorting tray, three Servo Motors, five Sensors (Gyro, Ultrasonic, Color and 2x Touch), a EV3 Rechargeable DC Battery, connecting cables, and building instructions.

  • Bricks

Includes 541 elements that can be used for teaching science, technology, engineering, math, and computer science.

  • Curriculum

The LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 Core Set comes with a curriculum pack and includes 48 tutorials to help you and your students learn the basics of LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3.

The 48 step-by-step tutorials are designed to help educators and students master basic and advanced programming as well as hardware and data logging functions.

  • Software and apps

The easy-to-learn, easy-to-use EV3 Software and the EV3 Programming app are optimized for classroom use. Programming is done by dragging and dropping icons into a line to form commands allowing students to uild simple programs, and then easily and intuitively build on their skills until they are developing complex algorithms.

The data logging feature inside the EV3 Software is a powerful science tool for carrying out experiments. It is easy to predict, collect, view, analyze and manipulate data from sensors and see the data in interactive graphs. The software is based on LabVIEW, the industry-leading graphical programming language, and is optimized for classroom usage.

The LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3 software lets your students:

  1. Program robots and other creations
  2. Document and track progress using the documentation tool
  3. Create and edit content
  4. Access the Robot Educator tutorials
  5. Log real-time data and calculate data sets (not available on the tablet app)

The software is Windows, Mac, Chromebook and iOS compatible.

Join us at Little Botz Academy as our member (6 or 12 months) Ā or enroll your self exclusively for LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Course only!! Grab our Chinese New Year Promo to earn great discount!

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Each new intake subject consists of:

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  • 12 sessions
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New Intake for Atria Technology Class 2017

STEM education is an integrationĀ of science, technology, engineering, and math which emphasized on the application of knowledge to real-life situations. Ā STEM education help in shaping future of our country and the future of our children.Ā Let’s together build Ā ourĀ children for the future by infused them with technology-learning environment by engaging them with our fun and enthusiastic teachers using hands-on and minds-on activities.

Let’s explore the world of science and math in attractive and exciting ways with us !!

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Chinese New Year 2017 Promo !

In line with the vision and transformation of 21st century learning to implement the four C’s vital skills: critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.Ā Little Botzā„¢ have discovered that the most effective ways to develop these skills are through technology-infused learning environment. Ā Hence, we believe by putting technology into the hands of students and trusting them with more progressive technology is a way forward to 21st century learning.

Our class-ready teaching solutions support Ā in creating an engaging and inspiring learning environment with syllables design specifically to stimulate critical thinking and encourage creative problem solving skills across a variety of real-world themes.

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NEW INTAKE: OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

STEM educationĀ shapesĀ the future of our region and the future of our children.Ā LetsĀ encourage ourĀ childrenĀ to understand and embrace the technology that affects them every day of their livesĀ and these courses need to be taught by engaged and enthusiastic teachers using hands-on and minds-on activities. Making science and math courses fun and interesting will not only help students to learn, but might also plant the ā€œseed of interestā€ that could grow into an exciting and rewarding STEM career. Register at Little Botz Academy today!

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OCTOBER 2016 SCHOOL BREAK WORKSHOP

OctoberĀ School Holiday Workshop is next!.Fill your children’s school holiday by exploring robotic world using Edutainment concept with Little Botz Academy.

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Join us in celebrating women in STEM during the entire month of October!

Ada Lovelace is largely regarded as the first computer programmer, and her work and skills exemplified strength in STEM as she worked on the analytic engine, also known as an early mechanical general-purpose computer. She was also an early explorer of how society could use technology as a collaborative tool. As we celebrate Ada Lovelace Day this month, we want to raise up more influential women in STEM across the globe who are passionate about what they do.

ada_lovelace-smallAugusta Ada King-Noel, Countess of Lovelace (nĆ©e Byron; 10 December 1815 ā€“ 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage’s early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. As a result, she is often regarded as the first computer programmer.

Her educational and social exploits brought her into contact with scientists such as Andrew Crosse, Sir David Brewster, Charles Wheatstone, Michael Faraday and the author Charles Dickens, which she used to further her education. Ada described her approach as “poetical science” and herself as an “Analyst (& Metaphysician)”.

As a teenager, her mathematical talents led her to an ongoing working relationship and friendship with fellow British mathematician Charles Babbage, also known as ‘the father of computers’, and in particular, Babbage’s work on the Analytical Engine. Lovelace first met him in June 1833, through their mutual friend, and her private tutor, Mary Somerville. Between 1842 and 1843, Ada translated an article by Italian military engineer Luigi Menabrea on the engine, which she supplemented with an elaborate set of notes, simply called Notes. These notes contain what many consider to be the first computer programā€”that is, an algorithm designed to be carried out by a machine. Lovelace’s notes are important in the early history of computers. She also developed a vision of the capability of computers to go beyond mere calculating or number-crunching, while many others, including Babbage himself, focused only on those capabilities. Her mind-set of “poetical science” led her to ask questions about the Analytical Engine (as shown in her notes) examining how individuals and society relate to technology as a collaborative tool.

She died of uterine cancer in 1852 at the age of 36.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ada_Lovelace