You're a Hero!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s the Sphero Global Challenge Season Two! This year, our STEAM and robotics competition theme is Heroes Among Us. With five unique events to choose from, there is an exciting mission for students of all ages that will allow them to go deeper with computational thinking, engineering, and programming skills.
Teams of up to five students will work to identify problems, develop solutions, and submit entries virtually for a chance to qualify for the Sphero World Championship in Spring 2022.
2021/2022 SEASON: FIVE UNIQUE STEM EVENTS
Ready to save the world? Here are five events for you to choose from:
indi Community Heroes
littleBits Super Suit
BOLT Super Senses
RVR + littleBits Search & Rescue
RVR Super Car
- Aug 1, 2021 - Last day for $49 early bird registration
- February 1, 2022 - Last day to register
- February 11, 2022 - Virtual submissions due
- March 3, 2022 - Finalists announced
- Spring 2022 (Date TBD) - Finalists compete in-person at the Sphero World Championship
WHY ENTER OUR STEM COMPETITION?
The Sphero Global Challenge is an exciting opportunity for students! Not only are they able to practice coding, design, and problem-solving skills, they will also have the chance to build and strengthen their innovative thinking and collaboration skills. In the setting of a team challenge, students will use the engineering design process in an authentic way.
PK-12 STEM COMPETITION
The Sphero Global Challenge has one or more events for every grade level, PK–12. Form teams of up to five students and get ready to work together to create something amazing!
Our middle school events welcome students up to 14 years old. No matter the STEM skillset—from beginning to advanced—these events will help hone students' coding and computer science skills.
DREAM TEAMS ASSEMBLE
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 TeamTeams 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.
WHAT COACHES GET:
In August, 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!
To receive coaching materials, be sure to finalize your registration by completing the Google form sent in your registration confirmation email!