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Equip • Engage • Empower

Every day, learning is taking place across barriers once thought to be insurmountable. For the 15th anniversary of OETC, join more than 6,000 attendees to explore the endless possibilities that distance learning and alternative learning models provide. Attendees will come together to teach and learn about new ways to equip, engage, and empower learners and educators across the state and beyond!

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Monday, February 11 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Do It NAO: A Multi-Generational Course Model (Pilot) in Advanced Humanoid Robotics

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Four high school girls are validating a unique, multi-generational course model to (a) provide high school students with an authentic, college-level programming experience, while (b) exciting students in grades K-8 regarding the possibility of computer science studies and careers. The students will present their experience and answer your questions regarding their learning journey. Let's create a nationwide network of high school students pursuing similar goals!

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David Herman

Teacher, New Albany High School
Mr. Herman became a high school technology educator after a 25-year career on the US Army. His passion is creating an exciting in-class culture of achievement, while also involving students in "stretch" activities outside the classroom. His high school students have been involved in the IBM Master the Mainframe competition; summer surgical robotics, engineering and computer science internships; Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); and the US... Read More →
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Ama Koranteng

Student, New Albany High School
Ama first tested the waters of the technological world with an introductory robotics course in her freshman year of high school. From there, she was able to program a Bioloid humanoid robot for the school’s Robot Theatre, an activity in which humanoid robots act alongside human actors. This first experience with technology encouraged her to begin exploring it from other angles. Starting in her sophomore year, Ama has helped lead the Future... Read More →

Linda Nusbaum

Grant Evaluator, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation

Ashmi Patel

Student, New Albany High School
Ashmi Patel is a junior at New Albany High School who enjoys robotics and exploring her passion for science, technology, and engineering. Other activities include playing the cello and piano, and practicing the art of Chun Kuk Do Karate. She aspires to study bio-medical engineering and further the use of robotic technology in medicine. Ashmi programmed with NXT-G Mindstorms and LabVIEW until she advanced to the Bioloid Premium Humanoid robot. The... Read More →

Harrine Ramesh

Student, New Albany High School
Harrine Ramesh can still recall the utter confusion experienced when her teacher declared “it’s not about the robots” on the first day of Freshman Robotics. Her fears would soon dissipate as her high school journey took an unexpected but exciting turn for the better. Now a junior, Harrine is one of four New Albany High School students, all young women, who are learning to program the NAO Advanced Humanoid Robot to aid the education of... Read More →

Lauryn Woodyard

Student, New Albany High School
Currently a high school senior, Lauryn Woodyard's computer science journey began as a sophomore upon taking her first technology accredited course, Robotics 1. In this class, Lauryn was challenged to teach herself - with minimal teacher guidance - to program NXT Lego Mindstorms Robots. She did this with much success. After a few months she volunteered to learn the more advanced Bioloid Humanoid Robot that would eventually be incorporated into a... Read More →

Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm

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