Sunday, August 14, 2011

Missions to Boost Curriculum

I'm very excited to share the article, "Missions to Boost Curriculum."  The St. Clair Missourian, our local newspaper, recently published and article about my recent trip to Space Camp. I recommend

My Robot is Better than Your Robot

Save the date:  April 25-28th 
Lego First Robotics National Competition will take place at the Edward Jones Dome again.  Even if you do not take a team, it would be a very exciting event to attend.  In addition to the competition this year, they had several entertainers including:  Willow Smith, Miley Cyrus, and Black Eyed Peas.  For more information, check out St. Louis First.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Don't Tell Me I Can't

Don't tell me I can't! promo reel from Bombay Pictures on Vimeo.

Destination Imagination

Last year, my students experienced Destination Imagination for the first time.  We had five teams participate.  Two teams, The DIsastrous Dudes and the Wrangler BanDIts, advanced to the state competition.  The Wrangler BanDIts advanced to Global Finals in Knoxville, Tennessee.  Global Finals is an experience that I'll never forget!  

I'm very excited about the 2012 Destination Imagination challenges! I can't wait to see which challenges my teams choose.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Young Inventor Challenge

     Any of our young inventors interested in creating a new toy?  The Young Inventor Challenge looks like a really great opportunity for showing off creativity and engineering skills.   The Chicago Toy & Game Fair (ChiTAG) will be held at the Fair on Saturday, November 19 at Chicago's Navy Pier, and it sounds like fun for the whole family!