Conant Robotics Team Visits TV and Radio Stations
"Are you ready to be stars?" asked BHHS teacher Danielle Tier, when welcoming the grade 3 Robotics team, “Lights, Camera, Action Coders”, as they entered the television studio in the basement of Model Center at Bloomfield Hills High School. Tier was preparing them to be "on screen" along with grade 11 student, Maria Aladlouni, who was recording the Black Hawk daily announcements. Reece Bednas (grade 11) and Sophie Sohrab (grade 12) assisted with production from the control room.
Conant students Edison Brabandt, Graham Devine, Sadie Doerr, Felix Flierl, Callan Haigh, and Lucy Sesena received a guided tour through the television and radio stations at BHHS to enhance their learning specific to this year's robotics theme, "Masterpiece." According to FIRST LEGO League, “teams were to imagine and innovate new ways to create and communicate art across the globe.” Coach Megan Doerr explained, “To help the kids better understand the theme, we focused on how technology plays a big role in the arts. The kids learned all about lighting, sound engineering, video production, museum curation, photography and other ways in which the arts and technology collide.”
Doerr also explained that "they take one field trip a year to expose them to real life experiences." The students loved experiencing the green screen, viewing the control room and Mac lab, and sitting in the radio recording booths. Although they do not compete at this level, the students completed an entire showcase and presented to judges at the Bloomfield Bash event on December 2, to prepare them for robotics competitions in the future. What a great way to expose our younger students to the high school offerings, while also bringing together students of different ages to learn side by side!