What is I-SET?• It is a Community Engagement Project based in CSET, supported by Research & Innovation.• Inspiring Science, Engineering and Technology• A team effort.
A need for Science,Engineering and Technology• World wide there are 20 000 robotics teams participating in FLL.• In South Africa there are 110 … 10 within CSET.• And the rest of Africa?
Social Media Options• Presentations and event reports: http://www.slideshare.net/I-SET• Event photographs: https://www.facebook.com/isetlego• Videos of our I-SET community channel: http://www.youtube.com/isetcommunity• News updates (and re-tweets of important info) follow us on: http://twitter.com/#!/isetlego• I-SET Virtual Learning Environment launching soon …
Goal of I-SET• To ensure that a wider community of learners gain the awareness of fun of Science, Engineering and Technology …• By equipping and supporting a community of coaches and mentors.• Using robotics!
Where is the beginning?• A group of learners• A coach/mentor• A kit (MindStorm)• A laptop with software• …. And a plan ….
What’s the plan?• Informal• Informative for all• Ask questions• Get to know and share• Never solo
Plan for the Week – Day 1• Session 1 : Introductions• Session 2 : Management and Resources• Session 3 : Start Building• Session 4 : Start Programming
Plan for the Week – Day 2• Session 1 : Programming• Session 2 : Programming resources• Session 3 : Building• Session 4 : Building resource
Plan for the Week – Day 3• Session 1 : Introduction to WRO• Session 2 : The Competition and the Planning• Session 3 : Johan Benade …. Mr WRO• Session 4 : more of Johan
Plan for the Week – Day 4• Session 1 : Introduction to FLL• Session 2 : Project management and team requirements for the FLL competition – from a coach’s perspective.• Session 3 : Johannes de Vries – Mr FLL• Session 4 : more of Johannes.
Other issues that need to be discussed?• Selection of teams?• Time and commitment.• Project management.
How to bring our schools out of the 20th century?• Aiming too low.• Knowing more about the world.• Thinking outside the box.• Becoming smarter about new sources of information?• Developing good people skills.• www.time.com December 2006