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4 Robots That Engage Students in STEM

This article discusses a direct connection between robotics and STEM education. FTL, Inc. incorporated robotics engineering into its program expectation this year. The students really seemed to grasp the concepts taught, and even gained greater interest in this particular field.

4 Robots That Engage Students in STEM.

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The S.E.E.D. Program 2014 finishes another great week of exploration in electronic gaming!

Students in the Menifee, CA community were once again engaged in scientific exploration as it pertains to electronic gaming. You can find out more about the future of gaming in this article: http://www.shopathome.com/online-shopping-report/index.php/consumer-electronics-show-2014-future-gaming

Students applied concepts of computer programming to engineer computer games.

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Mr. Portee, FTL CEO, assists students with the assignment.

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Students share their discoveries with each other and Mr. Portee.

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Students collaborating and applying the concepts of electronic gaming to their projects.

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A pleased young engineer shares his experience with Mr. Porteee.

Eager participants await the beginning of the day's activities.

Eager participants await the beginning of the day’s activities.

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College student, Mr. Stephan, gives personal instruction to eager students.

Summer Exploration in Engineering Design (S.E.E.D.) Program supports students in Riverside County!

 

During the early part of  July, students in Riverside County engaged in activities that allowed them to plan, design and operate their own robot. The students all lived in the Hemet community. The first program ran from July 7-11 with students making their final presentations on Friday. We would like to congratulate all of our participants on a job well done!

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A student deciding on what to do next.

FTL Foundation Program Director, Mr. Portee, helping to set up the obstacle course for the robots to go through.

FTL Foundation Program Director, Mr. Portee, helping to set up the obstacle course for the robots to go through.

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Father and son explore the possibilities of robots.

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Mrs. Lindsay provides instruction on robotics.

NEA – Families and Educators Working Together for Student Success

This article details many ways parents can assist their children with CCSS.

NEA – Families and Educators Working Together for Student Success.

Common Core State Standards Information

As school districts forge ahead with implementation of  CCSS, it is important that everyone is aware of its components and desired outcomes. This article, published by NEA Magazine,  is full of resources to help make sense of it all.

NEA – Common Core State Standards.

Follow the Leader Foundation’s S.E.E.D. Program 2015 is underway!

FTL begins its summer program by servicing the Hemet and Menifee communities. During the month of July, FLT will sponsor and support students through two cycles of community center enrichment programs. image

Follow the Leader Foundation extends teaching and learning in Africa!

In 2009, Follow the Leader Foundation’s CEO, Mr. Francois Portee, traveled to Ghana to solidify global relations and inspire the youth of the community. “Interacting and sharing knowledge with these young people is priceless. They always seem to want to know more!” explained Francois upon his return.
Mr. Portee spent time at the Royale Prep Academy which is owned and operated by Mr. Quaye. He had the opportunity to share his knowledge of ecology and ecosystems with the school children.

CEO Mr. Francois Portee, engages Ghanaian students with a brief lesson on ecology and ecosystems.

CEO Mr. Francois Portee, engages Ghanaian students with a brief lesson on ecology and ecosystems.

Mr. Portee teaching the eager Ghanaian students about living and non living things.

Mr. Portee teaching the eager Ghanaian students about living and non living things.

Mr. Quaye, Ghanaian school owner (Royale Prep Academy), poses outside of a classroom with some of his students

Mr. Quaye, Ghanaian school owner (Royale Prep Academy), poses outside of a classroom with some of his students