WEF Surprize Patrol 2016

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On October 18th, Directors from the Wimberley Education Foundation awarded almost $30,000.00 in classroom grants at all four WISD campuses.

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Lego Mindstorms Robotics – Final Report

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Students check over their program to see what they need to change.

Students check over their program to see what they need to change.

Hands-on Excitement

The goal of the Lego MindStorm Robotics is to inspire students to take an interest in electronics, programing, and robotics in a hands-on way. From the beginning, the students have been in control of their robots. They built them and take care of them daily. The software has also shown to be easy enough for the students to get the gist of, but difficult enough to make them struggle from time to time. When dealing with motors, sensors, and the brick itself, the software allows them to see robot in action quickly and understand how the changes effect its movements. They have to fail multiple times before they can succeed.

Create Value

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Students watch their robot work its way through the obstacle course.

Probably one of the best things that has come out of the Mindstorms is that students get to instantly see what they have created. They have begun to understand how to tell the robots what to do and when they mess up, they understand why. The beginning projects have consisted of getting their robots to draw a shape like a heart, clover, or spade. At first, students would accept a lopsided awkward looking shape just to be able to move on, but now, students take more time to make the shapes come out perfect. They are pushing each other to write better programs and be better than the other groups. They are also understanding that sometimes it takes failure before they can reach for success. Seeing students get excited, jump around, and high-five each other is proof that there is great value within these robots.

 

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Students working together to form a solution.

Successful

Even though we have only been working with the robots for a couple of weeks, they have definitely been a great contribution for the class. Not only are the students understanding programing and electronics better, they are teaching themselves. They are able to work at their own pace and add their own creativity too all of their assignments. The group dynamics are constantly changing as well. One student might be the leader for one assignment, but then another might step up and lead the next.

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A Successfully Drawn Heart

 

Thanks again!

From, Sarah Schmidt and the CTE faculty and students

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African Safari Adventure – December 2015

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Wimberley Education Fundraiser Success

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WEF Announces 2015 WISD Grants

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WHS health students take education field trip

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WEF Golf Tournament – Saturday, May 16, 2015

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WEF Golf Tournament Birdies For Business
“Chipping In” for Wimberley Education Foundation

Get our Golf Team together for . . .

Birdies for Business

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Quicksand Golf Course at Woodcreek

7:30 am Registration

9:00 am Shotgun Start

 

Golfers! $65 Registration fee per golfer includes green fees, cart, breakfast tacos, golf goodie bag, door prizes, trophies and a burger basket at the 19th hole.

Businesses! Promote your business at the tourney! There are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available that are expressly designed to market and showcase area businesses.

Call the Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce today to participate as a Business Sponsor or register your Golf Team for a day of fun, golf, networking & prizes.

info@wimberley.org
(512) 847-2201

 

Proceeds will support our Visitor Center & raise funds for WEF.

 

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WEF an Exhibitor at Wimberley Senior EXPO

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Wimberley Education foundation will be an exhibitor at the Wimberley Senior Expo to be held Friday, February 20, 2015 from 10am to 3pm at the Wimberley Community Center.

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WEF hosting Chamber of Commerce Mixer Jan 22, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Wimberley Chamber of Commerce

Wimberley Education Foundation is hosting the Wimberley Chamber of Commerce mixer on Thursday, Jan 22 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at the Chamber office located at 14100 Ranch Road 12.

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