SGC Season 4 Registration (Upper Elementary)

SKU: 990-Global041S

Registration for Season 4 of the Sphero Global Challenge has ended. Please check back here in May for details on Season 5, including an all-new theme, new events, and more!
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What's Included

  • Coaching Guide
  • Mission Objectives for RVR+ and BOLT
  • Competition Rules and Evaluation Rubric
  • Meeting Agendas
  • Submission Slideshow Templates
  • Coaching support from the Sphero team

Important Dates

  • September 13, 2023: Coaches Kickoff Webinar - Initiate your journey with expert insights
  • January 2024: Office Hours Webinar - Elevate your coaching skills
  • February 1, 2024: Registration deadline for virtual submissions
  • February 14, 2024: Deadline for submitting virtual submissions
  • March 2024: Sphero World Championship finalists announced
  • April 22–May 2, 2024: Sphero World Championship judging sessions - where finalists get their moment in the spotlight for a brief and exciting evaluation period.

Interested in discovering more about our in-person competition opportunities in Texas? Learn how you can elevate your mission and check out the important dates for in-person tournaments. Find out more >

What You'll Need to Compete (per group)

Spies Like BOLT 

RVR+ Spies on the Move

Price:
$100

Spies Like BOLT

Calling all spies! Assemble your team, grab your covert gadgets, and rendezvous at BOLT HQ for season four of the Sphero Global Challenge. The BOLT Event will challenge undercover agents of all ability levels to work together to crack five intriguing and innovative Mission Objectives.

What You’ll Need:

RVR+ Spies on the Move

A spy's most prized accomplice is their trusty spy vehicle. RVR+ is geared up for action! Outfitted with a powerful drive train and an array of sensors, RVR+ is prepared for season four of the Sphero Global Challenge. The RVR+ Event will test spies and detectives of all ability levels as they collaborate to navigate RVR+ through five Mission Objectives, using diverse programming skills to solve the enigmatic case!

What You’ll Need:

WHAT COACHES GET:

Upon registration, we’ll email you everything you need to participate in the Sphero Global Challenge Season 4, including:

  • Coaching Guide
  • Mission Objectives for RVR+ and BOLT
  • Competition Rules and Evaluation Rubric
  • Team Meeting Agendas
  • Submission Slideshow Templates
  • Coaching support from the Sphero team

Assemble Your Espionage Network

Starting a team of spies is easier than you think! Coaches do not need to be programmers, or even educators, to support students through the Sphero Global Challenge. Instead, act as a facilitator as students work to explore, solve problems, and unleash their creativity.

The Coaching Guides will give you the tools and structure to guide your students through each event. The Sphero Global Challenge is perfect for after school programs, STEM/STEAM Clubs, school-day science blocks, or even for students to work on at home.

Structuring Your Team

Teams can consist of 1–5 students. After purchasing the registration, you will receive an email with a link to fill out a form to finalize your team’s registration. For larger groups of students (i.e. robotics clubs), we recommend forming multiple teams. In this case, you will need to purchase a registration for each team and finalize the registration for each team separately. Coaches are welcome to lead as many teams as they'd like.

Team Roles

Coaches can encourage collaboration, communication, and team building by giving students team roles to help fulfill all of the elements of the mission objectives.

2023/2024 SEASON 4: THREE UNIQUE STEM EVENTS

The competition, and its three unique events, are an opportunity for students to go deeper with computational thinking, engineering, and programming skills in our various STEM and coding competitions.

Teams and individuals of all abilities will work to identify problems and develop solutions, then submit entries virtually for a chance to qualify for the Sphero World Championship in Spring 2024.

Undercover indi

Sphero indi global challenge.

SKILLS

Students will explore computational thinking skills by designing a route for indi, constructing a secret message, and disguising indi to demonstrate their understanding.

  • Problem Solving
  • Algorithmic Thinking
  • Basic Coding Concepts
  • Pattern Recognition

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Spies Like BOLT

Sphero indi global challenge.

SKILLS

Students will use BOLT robots and Blueprint to recreate spy missions for mission objectives—all while learning different programming skills including:

  • Loops
  • Conditionals
  • Variables
  • Functions

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

RVR+ Spies on the Move

Sphero indi global challenge.

SKILLS

Students will turn RVR+ into a spy vehicle. Combined with Blueprint, students will use their sidekick spy vehicle to complete mission objectives and demonstrate their programming skills including:

  • Loops
  • Conditionals
  • Variables
  • Functions

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

  • 1 Sphero RVR+ or RVR robot (sold separately)
  • 1 Sphero Global Challenge Season 4 Blueprint Kit (sold separately)
  • 2 programming devices with access to the Sphero Edu app installed
  • 10’ x 10’ hard & flat surface for the provided Competition Field
  • Video recording device (such as a smartphone)
Sphero indi global challenge.
Sphero indi global challenge.
Sphero indi global challenge.

SKILLS

  • Students will explore computational thinking skills by designing a route for indi, constructing a secret message, and disguising indi to demonstrate their understanding of:

    • Problem Solving
    • Algorithmic Thinking
    • Basic Coding Concepts
    • Pattern Recognition
  • Students will use BOLT robots and Blueprint to recreate spy missions for mission objectives—all while learning different programming skills including:

    • Loops
    • Conditionals
    • Variables
    • Functions
  • Students will turn RVR+ into a spy vehicle. Combined with Blueprint, students will use their sidekick spy vehicle to complete mission objectives and demonstrate their programming skills including:

    • Loops
    • Conditionals
    • Variables
    • Functions

WHAT YOU'LL NEED