Academy Director: Fred Urquhart


CTE / Academy Facilitator: Jennifer Peel



2017-18 Action Plan:



Academy Teacher Team & Schedule:

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*Please upload your supporting documents in the column below for each standard.

ACADEMY STANDARD

SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION

Standard 1: Integrated Curriculum / Projects


Project Title or Theme:
Informative Essay – History of Robotics- Editorials and the Editorial Page – Understanding the foundations of Geometric applications in robotics.
CTE Standards/Benchmarks:
02.03.2 Gather relevant information from multiple authoritative print and digital sources, using advanced searches effectively; assess the usefulness of each source in answering the research question; integrate information into the text selectively to maintain the flow of ideas, avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.
ELA & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects:
LAFS.910.RI.1.1; LAFS.910.2.4; LAFS.910.W.1.2a-f; LAFS.910.W.2.4; LAFS.910.W.2.6; LAFS.910.W.3.7; LAFS.910.W.3.8; LAFS.910.SL.1.2; LAFS.910.L.2.3a

LAFS.910.W.1.2a-f: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas, concepts, and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
LAFS.910.W.2.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LAFS.910.W.2.5: Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant for a specific purpose and audience.
LAFS.910.W.3.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
LAFS.910.RI.1.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.

LAFS.1112.RI.1.1: Cite strong and thorough textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text, including determining where the text leaves matters uncertain.
LAFS.1112.RI.2.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings; analyze how an author uses and refines the meaning of a key term or terms over the course of a text.
LAFS.1112.RI.2.6: Determine an author’s point of view or purpose in a text in which the rhetoric is particularly effective, analyzing how style and content contribute to the power, persuasiveness or beauty of the text.
LAFS.1112.W.1.1: Write arguments to support claims in an analysis of substantive topics or texts, using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence.
LAFS.1112.W.2.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LAFS.1112.W.3.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
LAFS.1112.SL.1.2: Integrate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media in order to make informed decisions and solve problems, evaluating the credibility and accuracy of each source and noting any discrepancies among the data.
LAFS.1112.SL.1.3: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric, assessing the stance, premises, links among ideas, word choice, points of emphasis, and tone used.
LAFS.1112.SL.2.4: Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.
Standards for Mathematical Practice:
#7. Look for and make use of structure.
Math Standards:
MAFS.912.G-CO.4.12; MAFS.912.G-CO.3.9
Next Generation Sunshine State Science Standards:

Instructions to Teacher:
Thoroughly teach the components of MLA format and researching databases and other relevant source material. Provide exercises that reinforce adhering to MLA format. Teacher-led discussion, lectures, and PowerPoints. Teacher will instruct how to choose appropriate sources based on credibility and effectiveness.
After reading persuasive anchor texts such as the Declarations of Independence and Sentiments for rhetorical appeals usage and engaging with multiple newspaper editorials, students will create an editorial page in which they demonstrate their understanding of the appeals and crafting an effective argument via editorials, editorial cartoons and letters to the editor.

Students should be broken up into groups of between 3 and 4 where they will be responsible for writing one group editorial together. Each group should comprise at least one academy student and each student should choose their editorial topic to align with their current academy (i.e. Finance would choose a financial issue, Robotics would choose a topic dealing with Robotics ethics, Bio-Med would choose a topic dealing with Medical ethics, Gaming would choose a topic dealing with Copyright issues, Engineering would choose a topic dealing with the validity of a current trend) Each student will be responsible for writing an editorial on a topic of their choice and creating an editorial cartoon also on a subject of their choice.

Students should be given a hard deadline in which to complete their editorials and cartoons, followed by a peer review session where they receive feedback on what worked and what should be revised in their writing. Students will then re-write the original editorial making revisions as necessary. (Peer review sheet development in progress.)

In their groups, using the newly revised editorials, student will rank editorials in order of strongest to weakest. The top 2 or 3 will be the editorials which will be included on the Op/Ed page and should be peer reviewed/teacher reviewed and revised once more. Editorials not chosen will be submitted at this time for a grade. The same process should be used for the editorial cartoons as well. Students will then be given a sheet of poster paper in which they need to arrange their editorials and cartoons. The texts need to fit on the paper (no overlaps and no empty spaces, so students need to determine the format and size of each text. Final editorials should be written in Ariel 11pt font, 1.15 line spacing. Editorials should also be in column format with a clear space between paragraphs in case size adjustments need to be made during production.

After the third revision, students will then proofread articles for mechanics, revise one last time and come prepared to class the following day with final papers. In the editorial groups, student will then begin the production stage. Here editorials may be cut to accommodate for size/spacing, and will be glued into place. The page will be considered complete when each editorial and editorial cartoon (with work from each student represented) are displayed on the page.

Teacher will instruct students on the proper format and components of an informational essay. PowerPoint presentation will be used to facilitate guided notes on informational text structure, student model essay, whole group instruction for practice essay, and independent integrate academy topic practice.

Geometry: after teaching Unit 1 regarding basic tools, constructions, and angle pairs, students will research and identify some of the basic math functions and tools that are used in both Robotics and Geometry by writing a research paper.
Vocabulary:
Ethos, logos, pathos, claim, refute, concession
Academy specific words (to be determined)
Criteria,
Instructions to Students:
Students will investigate how technology has affected peoples’ view and care of the environment.. Students will then find three sources to use in an informative essay responding to the prompt. Findings will be presented in a written essay and visual aid. In addition, participate in lecture and discussion sessions on MLA format and resource instruction. A minimum of four (3) sources are required. The informative research paper should be minimum of 3 pages in length, non-inclusive of the works cited page and any attachments. They must also have a visual poster/component.

Based on your involvement in your particular academy, you will find a current issue in your field and compose a 500 word editorial to be included in your group’s Op/Ed page. The editorial needs to be in 12pt Arial font and the first draft needs to be doubled spaced. Expect to revise this editorial at least twice more and to show the changes you have made in your work as you have revised.

Your specific topics need to be current and you need to take a clear and defendable position on the issue. You should plan to have at least three sources from which you structure your claim and support for your position. You will need to write in 3rd person, with no pronouns, and with words which will clearly express your opinion (ex.: “an absurd view” means you do not agree with the opposite view point.)

Your sources may be either written (articles, studies, etc.) or verbal (speeches, videos, etc.). You MUST keep track of sources used (even if you do not directly take something from the source). There will be no formal citations in the editorial, though you may opt to cite it informally, but you will need to submit a separate ‘Works Cited’ page detailing the works you collected/referenced. You are encouraged to talk through your ideas with other students, or with the teacher, as you process your research and begin your writing.

Keep in mind the 3 rhetorical appeals of ethos (ethical), logos (logical) and pathos (emotional) and the ‘Elements of an Argument’ as you write your editorial.
Students will explore the positive and negative implications of robotics in today’s society. Students will read and annotate two articles on the topic of robotics that was pulled by the teacher. They will then plan and write an informational essay answering the robotics prompt. Students must properly organize and cite textual evidence throughout their paper. Paper should be a minimum of 4 paragraphs.
Prompt: Discuss the positive and negative implications of robotics in today’s society.
Instructions for Learning Styles Modifications:
See above.
Assessment for Activity:
Summative Assessment weighted at 60% of grade in LA. Essay should be a minimum of 3 pages, typed (double-spaced) and include at least three sources. Paper uses MLA citations and includes a Works Cited page and visual aid.
The end product, for the individual student, will be an editorial which clearly states both sides of the issue, support for the claim, and a viable option to pursue.
Approximate Length of Time for Activity:
2 weeks, 5 days, 3 days
Materials Needed:
Computer/internet
Textbooks, electronic devices, pens, paper, printer, printer paper, intenet access, poster paper, glue sticks, rulers, scissors.
Resources Needed:
Articles related to content
Videos related to content
Activity:
Attachments:

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Curriculum In Action:
9th Grade - Scrum Training - Omar Vargas, IBM, Arduino programming - Brian Rose, Sparton Engineer
10th Grade - Arduino programming - Brian Rose, Sparton Engineer
11th Grade - Scrum Training - Omar Vargas, IBM, Arduino programming - Brian Rose, Sparton Engineer
12th Grade - GIS Training - Volusia County, Arduino programming - Brian Rose, Sparton Engineer
All - CAD Training - Mr. Henderson - ERAU
All - Robotics Engineering - Mike Dupuis, NASA, Steven Thornton, Universal Resorts, Norman Lane, Rotomation
All - Marketing - Heather Vargas, Cobb Cole
All - Robotics Programming - Omar Vargas, IBM
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Curriculum In Action:
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Robot being worked on in the pits.
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FLLabration.
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Academy Showcase Volusia County Fairgrounds.

Standard 2: Cohort Schedule
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Standard 3: Program of Study / 4 Yr Plan
UHS Program of Studies
Academy Sequence
Standard 4: Advisory Committee

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Standard 5: Enrollment
Enrollment:
9th: 10
10th:8
11th:12
12th: 8
Total: 38
Standard 6: Professional Collaboration
3/1-4/2018, 3/29-31/2018 Intl. competition collaborating with worldwide Robotics teachers.
3/21/2018, Integrated Academy planning time.
Standard 7: Recruitment
1/20/2018 students helped administer RobotFest at Spruce Creek HS for a FIRST Robotics FLL tournament with 14 middle and elementary school teams competing.
Orange City Halloween Block Party 10/28/2017
12/14/2017, HS Showcase, County Fairgrounds.
UHS Sneak Peek January 17, 2018
Standard 8: Career Focus / Workbased Learning
1/20/2018 students helped administer RobotFest at Spruce Creek HS for a FIRST Robotics FLL tournament with 14 middle and elementary school teams competing.
3/1/18-3/4/18 Competed at the Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics International competition in Myrtle Beach, SC. Placed 14 out of 65 teams. Earned Innovation in Control Award for exemplary performance of the robots control system.
3/29/18 - 3/31/18 Competed at So. FL Regional FIRST Robotics International Competition in
West Palm Beach Convention Ctr.
9th Grade - Scrum Training - Omar Vargas, IBM, Arduino programming - Brian Rose, Sparton Engineer
10th Grade - Arduino programming - Brian Rose, Sparton Engineer
11th Grade - Scrum Training - Omar Vargas, IBM, Arduino programming - Brian Rose, Sparton Engineer
12th Grade - GIS Training - Volusia County, Arduino programming - Brian Rose, Sparton Engineer
All - CAD Training - Mr. Henderson - ERAU
All - Robotics Engineering - Norman Lane, Rotomation, Steven Thornton, Universal Resorts
All - Marketing - Heather Vargas, Cobb Cole
All - Robotics Programming - Omar Vargas, IBM
Standard 9: Marketing
STEM T-Shirt
STEM Polo: 3 colors - gray, autumn orange, neon orange
STEM Ambassador Polo
Brochures
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Program of Study
Open House 8/2017
Orange City Block Party 10/28/17
High School Showcase 12/14/2017
Sneak Peak 01/17/2018
Banquet - May
Field Day - last day of school
Robotics embroidered shirts - worn every Thursday
Competition Team Polos
Graduation Medallion
Academy Ambassadors
Academy Leadership Team
River Springs Middle - Science Fair Judging 12/2017
River Springs 8th grade parent night, 1/10/2018

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20180402/volusia-students-advance-to-international-robotics-competition
Final Evaluation: