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Elementary School TIDE Program

Technology . Innovation . Design . Engineering

PLTW Launch (Grades K-5)

Using the nationally-recognized Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, students in kindergarten through fifth grade have the opportunity to infuse project-based learning techniques in designing toys, solving real-world problems, building robots, and learning programming using Scratch, VEX Blocks, and ROBOTC languages. PLTW Launch taps into the exploratory nature of students, engages them in learning that feels like play, and encourages them to keep discovering. PLTW Launch’s 24 interdisciplinary modules bring learning to life. The program empowers students to adopt a design-thinking mindset through compelling activities, projects, and problems that build upon each other and relate to the world around them. As students engage in hands-on activities in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, they become creative, and collaborative problem solvers.

PLTW Modules

Programming Patterns, Stability and Motion, Form and Function, Tinkercad, RobotC Programming, Novel Engineering, Input/Output Computer Systems, Robotics and Automation, Input/Output: Human Brain, and Highrise Programming.

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News

ES STEM Faculty

List of 1 members.

  • Photo of Claudia Pastrana

    Mrs. Claudia Pastrana 

    PLTW Launch and Enrichment Teacher
    Ext. 1252
    Harvard Graduate School of Education - Master's Degree, Language and Literacy
    Florida International University - Bachelor's Degree, Elementary Education

Student Clubs

Warrior Robotics

Fourth and fifth grade students who wish to further their engineering skills may also apply for the VEX IQ competitive robotic teams. These after-school student clubs allow students to build and program their own robot, and to showcase their skills at local, state and national competitions.

VEX IQ Robotics ES Awards

List of 4 items.

  • 2019-20

    Team 6855A
    Judges Award – Regional Competition
    Excellence Award – Regional Competition – Earned State bid
    Create Award – Regional Competition

    Team 6855B
    Amaze Award – Regional Competition
    Design Award – Regional Competition – Earned State bid

    Team 6855C
    Excellence Award – Regional Competition – Earned State bid
    Teamwork Champion Award – Regional Competition
    Robot Skills Award (twice) – Regional Competitions
    Design Award – South Florida VEX IQ Elementary School State Competition – Earned World bid
     
  • 2018-19

    Team 6855A
    Inspire Award - Regional Competition
    Build Award - Regional Competition
    Judges Award - Regional Competition
    Design Award - Regional Competition – Earned State bid
    Inspire Award - South Florida VEX IQ Elementary School State Competition

    Team 6855B
    Inspire Award - Regional Competition
    Design Award - Regional Competition
    Design Award - Regional Competition
    Design Award - South Florida VEX IQ Elementary School State Competition – Earned World bid
    Judges Award - 2019 Vex Robotics World Championship
    3rd place Costume Contest - 2019 Vex Robotics World Championship

    Team 6855C
    Build Award - Regional Competition
    STEM Research Project Award– Regional Competition - Earned State bid
    Design Award/Robot Skills Champion Award - Regional Competition
    Teamwork Champion Award/Robot Skills Champion Award - Regional Competition
    Excellence Award/Teamwork Champion Award– S. FL VEX IQ Elementary School State Competition - Earned World bid
    Create Award - 2019 Vex Robotics World Championship
  • 2017-18

    Team 6855A
    Design Award - Regional Competition
    Excellence Award - FL State VEX IQ Competition
    State and World Bid

    Team 6855B
    STEM Research Project Award - Regional Competition
    Design Award - RoboSLAM Competition
    STEM Research Project Award - RoboSLAM Competition
    RoboSLAM, State and World Bid

    Team 6855C
    Excellence Award - Regional Competition
    Think Award - FL State VEX IQ Competition
    State and World Bid
  • 2016-17

    Team 59350A
    STEM Research Project Award - Regional Competition
    State Bid

    Team 6855A
    Design Award - Regional Competition
    Judges Award - FL State VEX IQ Competition
    State and World Bid