SGC Season 2 Registration (Primary Students) | indi Community Heroes - Free Event

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For students ages 4–8 (born after May 1, 2013) who would like to participate in the Sphero Global Challenge, we have a free event called Sphero indi: Community Heroes! This event is for teams of up to five students and is designed to give our youngest learners the ability to showcase their creativity, teamwork, and problem-solving skills—no screens required.

What You’ll Need:

 

Please note: 

  • Coaching materials will be sent to the email address you provide on your registration form upon registration

  • indi (sold separately) is currently on pre-order and will ship in September

 

Registration: To participate in this free event, click "Register Now" and fill out the form. Coaching materials will be sent to the email address you provide upon registration. 

indi: Community Heroes Mission logo

You're a Hero!

In the Sphero indi: Community Heroes event, students are given the opportunity to highlight a community hero and tell their story through indi’s movements. Students have the option to use indi's color tiles (no screens required) to demonstrate algorithmic thinking and pattern recognition or use block coding in the new Sphero Edu Jr. app to program indi's behavior and movement.

What You’ll Need:

WHAT COACHES GET:

Upon registration, we’ll send you everything you need to participate in the Sphero Global Challenge Season 2, including:

  • Coaching Guides
  • At-Home and Virtual Coaching Guide
  • Team Meeting Agendas
  • Sphero Global Challenge Official Rules Book and Evaluation Rubrics
  • Sphero Community Customizable Resources and Collateral
  • And More!
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DREAM TEAMS ASSEMBLE

Starting a team of real-life heroes is easy! 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.

Sphero will provide a mission brief, lessons, and agendas for each event, as well as a forum for coaches to provide one another support. 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. A single team can compete in one or multiple events (depending on age bracket eligibility). For larger groups of students (i.e. robotics clubs), we recommend forming multiple teams. In this case, you will need to register each team separately. They can all compete in the same event(s) or choose different events. 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.
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A wrench and gear.
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Camera and pencil.
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2021/2022 SEASON: FIVE UNIQUE STEM EVENTS

The competition, and its five 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 2022.

indi Community Heroes

littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.

SKILLS

Students will honor a community hero while using indi to demonstrate their understanding of:

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

AGE BRACKETS

Primary (Ages 4-8)

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

2 Sphero indi Student Kits

Optional: Sphero Craft Pack

littleBits Super Suit

littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.

SKILLS

Students will use littleBits to design and build a wearable solution that augments and amplifies the senses while building skills in:

  • Circuitry
  • Engineering design
  • Debugging

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

littleBits STEAM+ Kit (recommended) or other littleBits Kit

Optional: Sphero Craft Pack

BOLT Super Senses

littleBits Invent for Good Competition badge.

SKILLS

Students will harness BOLT's super-sensing abilities to complete superhero missions—all the while learning different programming skills including:

  • Loops
  • Conditionals
  • Variables
  • Functions

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

2 Sphero BOLT robots

City Code Mat and/or Sphero Craft Pack

RVR + littleBits Search & Rescue

BOLT Space Mission Badge.

SKILLS

Students will use RVR and littleBits to create a machine that will semi-autonomously complete search-and-rescue missions in this real-world application of:

  • Loops
  • Conditionals
  • Variables
  • Functions

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

1 Sphero RVR

1 RVR Topper Kit

Sphero Craft Pack (optional)

RVR Super Car

RVR MARS MISSION BADGE.

SKILLS

Students will make a Super Car with RVR and a Raspberry Pi while practicing:

  • Advanced Coding
  • Circuitry
  • Engineering design
  • Debugging

WHAT YOU'LL NEED

Sphero RVR

Raspberry Pi (not available on sphero.com)

Access to Sphero SDK (free)

SKILLS

  • Students will honor a community hero while using indi to demonstrate their understanding of:

    • Problem Solving
    • Algorithmic Thinking
    • Basic Coding Concepts
    • Pattern Recognition
  • Students will use littleBits to design and build a wearable solution that augments and amplifies the senses while building skills in:

    • Circuitry
    • Engineering design
    • Debugging
  • Students will harness BOLT's super-sensing abilities to complete superhero missions—all the while learning different programming skills including:

    • Loops
    • Conditionals
    • Variables
    • Functions
  • Students will use RVR and littleBits to create a machine that will semi-autonomously complete search-and-rescue missions in this real-world application of:

    • Algorithms
    • Circuitry
    • Engineering design
    • Debugging
  • Students will make a Super Car with RVR and a Raspberry Pi while practicing:

    • Advanced Coding
    • Circuitry
    • Engineering design
    • Debugging

WHAT YOU'LL NEED