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Division of Extended Programs

SuperQuest Portland
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2013 Summer SuperQuest Conferences JUNE 19 - 21, 2013

Portland State University in Portland, Oregon this year will be a 3-day SuperQuest Conference.

 

Daily Conference Schedule:

  • 8:15am - 9:00am ~ Registration
  • 9:00am - 11:30am ~ Workshop
  • 11:45am - 12:45pm ~ Lunch
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm ~ Workshop

Graduate Credits

Graduate credits are available through Western Oregon University for $50 per credit. Confirm the classes you are interested in registering for and wanting credit, confirm the correct CRN# on the registraiton form and submit to Division of Extended Programs. Registration for credit must be recieved no later then the last day of class. You can add multiple classes to one Registration form if needed. (if you take two seperate workshops you can use one form for both)

 

Course Title and Description REG Forms 1 or 2 credits
CS 607 FLL/FIRST LEGO Robotics: This session is designed for teachers and mentors interested in teaching an after school or classroom LEGO Robotics activity, FLL team, or camp. This class is self-paced so complete beginners will get as much out of it as veterans. Beginners will leave able to program robots using the most common graphical language elements such as switches, loops and waits. More experienced attendees can gain valuable insights into advanced concepts like MyBlocks, Bluetooth, variables, screen manipulation, parameter passing, etc. The class will also cover classroom and team management, tips and tricks, dos and don'ts for FLL teams, mechanical best practices, etc. It is recommended that participants provide their own PC or Mac (OS X) laptop and headphones. It's also helpful to bring your own LEGO Mindstorms NXT set(s) but those are available for checkout if needed.

CRN# 1577

1 cr REG

CRN# 1578

2 cr REG

CS 607 FTC Robotics: The LEGO NXT computer combined with the Tetrix mechanical system is a powerful robotics system for 8-12 grade students. This is a great next step for older students after they have mastered LEGO Robotics or for high school students starting out fresh. Use the skills learned in this class to coach a FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) team or to run your own high school robotics unit. This self-paced class will give you solid footing in how to program using the RobotC language and an understanding of common building techniques. Alternatively high school teachers could use RobotC with the LEGO NXT system to create a strong introduction to programming class. For those already familiar with RobotC, exploration into advanced elements of running an FTC team is available. This course is led by Dale Jordan, a highly experienced FTC coach and current Oregon Robotics Tournament and Outreach Program (ORTOP) key volunteer.

CRN# 1582

1 cr REG

CRN# 1581

2 cr REG

CS 607 The Beauty and Joy of Computing: Is an AP CS:Principles pilot course from the University of California at Berkeley. This workshop will introduce participants to the BJC curriculum. AP CS: Principles is a new program being developed under the leadership of the National Science Foundation with goal of attracting nontraditional students to computer science. BJC is a technically rigorous implementation of CS: Principles, with half the course time devoted to actual programming practice. The workshop will include an overview of the entire curriculum, programming practice in Snap!, and discussion of how participants can bring the course to their schools, meeting the constraints of their students and their scheduling. Bring your laptop!

CRN# TBA

1 cr REG

CRN# TBA

2 cr REG

 

 

Susan Griffin, Program Manager

extend@wou.edu

(503) 838-8483 or 1-800-451-5767 (V/TTY)