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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, Jr., Hopscotch, Tynker and ROBOTIC 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.

TIDE PROGRAM BY CAMPUS:

News

ES STEM Faculty

List of 2 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
  • Photo of Mailyn Santiesteban

    Mrs. Mailyn Santiesteban 

    Fifth Grade Teacher
    Ext. 1437
    NOVA - Specialist Degree
    FIU - Master's Degree, Special Education/Reading
    FIU - Bachelor's Degree, Special Education

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

2018-2019

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

2017-2018


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

2016-2017

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

Thank You to Our Warrior Robotics Corporate Sponsors

Aerohive Networks
The Everglades Foundation
Hernandez-Solaun Foundation
FPL
Media Relations Group
Metric Engineering
Microsoft
Seagren Family
United Technologies
Yachting Experts