Summer Adventure & COVID Learning Loss

Carlsbad Kids Care Summer Adventure has increased funds to enhance its full-day program with an elevated academic focus to address COVID learning loss. The Carlsbad Charitable Foundation’s $18,372 grant was awarded to help the cause.

Funds will be used on curriculum development, student materials, and staff training. Kids Care emphasizes art and science in its traditional programming. Math, reading, and writing will also be included and taught in a fun, active, and engaging way.

Learn more about the weekly themes, activities, and schedule by watching the video below and visiting www.CarlsbadEd.org/summer-adventure/ 

FTC Robotics Teams Advance to Regionals, Win Awards

On Monday, March 29, FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics held its San Diego Region Awards Ceremony. Three Sage Creek and two Carlsbad High School robotics teams qualified to compete in the regionals! They also won some other important awards, including the Motivate and Think Award. Watch a recording of the ceremony online. 

2021 FTC San Diego Region Awards:

Sage Creek High School

8097 Bobcats

  • Connect Award – Winner
  • Regional Championship Advancement

9261 Level Up

  • Motivate Award – Winner
  • Innovate Award – 3rd Place
  • Regional Championship Advancement

10809 Crow Force

  • Think Award – Winner
  • Regional Championship Advancement

Carlsbad High School

5015 Buffalo Wings

  • Think Award – Winner
  • Regional Championship Advancement

9049 Robopuffs

  • Motivate Award – Winner
  • Connect Award – 3rd Place
  • Regional Championship Advancement

FIRST Tech Challenge is a national program for high school students, grades 9 – 12. In teams, students are challenged to document a season of building, designing, programming, and testing complex robots to be used in competition.

Different teams learn to work together through an alliance-based competition system designed to be competitive, respectful, and fun. Teams not only create a robot each season – they also bond, learn, and grow together.

The 2020-21 FTC season was adapted to a virtual format because of social distancing guidelines as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

FTC Coach and Carlsbad Educational Foundation Board Member Al Lewis explains in the video message below how students overcame the challenge of meeting remote and not seeing team members in person.

Learn more: www.carlsbaded.org/robotics/ftc/ 

Project Lead the Way 2020-21 Presentations

Sage Creek High School students in the Engineering Design and Development pathway at Sage Creek High School completed their Project Lead the Way presentations on Monday, March 1, 2021.

The presentations are a culmination of 12 years of the students’ education in the Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) and as participants in the programs granted by the Carlsbad Educational Foundation. From Foundation-funded programs like robotics, Science Olympiad, science teaching assistants, and beyond, these projects show the amazing work CUSD students can accomplish.

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a non-profit organization that develops hands-on, project-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curricula for use by elementary, middle, and high schools. Sage Creek High School offers students the Engineering and Biomedical Sciences pathways.

Donor impact through the Foundation provides students with a $50 budget to prototype a product for class. Students start with product specifications, build the prototype, and then self-evaluate against the specifications.

PLTW teaches technical skills through product development within a real-world setting. All PLTW programs are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Math and English Language Arts, as well as Next Generation Science Standards.

More than 100 universities and colleges have partnered with PLTW to administer professional development, support schools throughout their state, and give academic credit for selected PLTW high school courses.

For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit the PLTW website.

Watch the student presentations on the YouTube Playlist.