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The Sphero Global Challenge - Shared screen with speaker view
Brianne O'Connell
14:21
Hello.
Nate Ubowski
14:26
Hey Everyone! Welcome!
Sphero
14:31
Hi everyone, we’ll get started soon!
Brianne O'Connell
14:37
I'm Brianne from the Westhampton Free Library.
Robin McRoberts
15:14
Hello from Pittsburgh, PA
Laura Smith
15:25
Hi from Lewisburg TN
Jennifer Embry
15:36
Hello from New City NY
Brianne O'Connell
16:03
I finally got the settings right in chat this time.
Adrian Hanson
16:03
Hi from Melbourne, Australia 🇦🇺
David Nelson
16:04
Greetings from Indianapolis!
Rachelia Pawluk
16:14
hi from Edmonton AB Canada
Bryan Vanderkrieken
16:24
Hello everyone, greetings from Belgium :)
Sandra
16:25
Howdy from College Station, Texas!
Stacey Feenan
16:25
Hello from Liverpool, United Kingdom
Sara Larkin
16:28
Hi from Iowa
Michele Thompson
16:29
HI from Portsmouth, VA
Brianne O'Connell
16:38
I forgot to mention, I'm from Long Island.
Doug Seven
16:38
Hello from Seattle, WA
Lauren Freeman
16:39
Hello from Houston, TX
lindastinebaugh
16:52
Hello from Southern California!
Sneh Patel
16:53
Hello, from Newport, Tennessee
Sphero
18:58
Change your chat settings to all panelists and attendees so everyone can see and respond!
Donna Christiansen
19:21
Hello from Nebraska!
Kate Wetmore
19:36
Hello from Toronto, Canada!
Sphero
19:42
Hi, everyone! Looks like we have participants here from all over the world!
linda Witte
19:54
hey from ny
Brianne O'Connell
24:15
The space mission field sounds like fun!
Imani Mehta
27:17
Hello from KCMO
Sphero
27:19
@Elena - yes, we will email a recording after the live session ends, either this evening or tomorrow AM.
Paul Copioli
27:52
Cost is $75 per team
Sphero
28:11
Hi, Imani, welcome!
Michelle Acaley
28:59
Yes, one team can compete in all 3 events, we will have all around awards
Kendra Werner
29:02
Teams of up to 5 kids per event in the same age bracket
Imani Mehta
29:22
Thank you!
Paul Copioli
29:31
That 5 per event is our recommendation but not a hard rule.
Imani Mehta
30:07
Great Mission!
Grant Frost
30:17
can each team of 5 for each event be a different 5 kids, or do they have to be the same 5 kids
Brianne O'Connell
30:26
I really like the themes of the competition.
Paul Copioli
30:51
Grant, they can be different, the same or a combination. Basically, your choice.
Grant Frost
31:08
thanks
Paul Copioli
31:30
Technically, if one student wanted to be their own team and do all three, then that is ok, too.
Tammy Tuell
31:45
can we see the rubrics used?
Grant Frost
32:08
does the rubric explain what points are achievable for which bits?
Michelle Acaley
32:11
Once you register you will receive the coaches guide, rubrics, lessons and rules.
Paul Copioli
32:17
They just need to have an adult coach. A coach can be a parent, educator, mentor, librarian, after school club admin, etc.
Theresa Smithey
32:36
can the crash pack be explained again?
Jackie Tan
33:01
are these new kits available now?
Sphero
33:06
@caron - Nate will share a timeline soon!
Michelle Acaley
33:11
Timeframe: Submissions are due in February
linda Witte
33:14
can we join even though we are not sure what school will look like?
Paul Copioli
33:16
Grant, yes. Each event has a max score of 1,000. The rules and the rubric details how to the points are allocated.
Michelle Acaley
33:18
Yes the new kits are available!
Kendra Werner
33:20
Jackie, yes they are!
Michelle Acaley
33:49
Yes, we’ll be sending a recording of this presentation to all registered attendees.
Grant Frost
33:59
I asked the Australian importer and they do not have any of these challenge items yet, do you have a timeframe for Australia?
Sneh Patel
34:24
Will high school students be added to competitions?
Paul Copioli
34:26
Nate will highlight the timeline, but submissions are due February 28th.
Jackie Tan
34:39
I'm completing a grant today. Do you have part numbers for the specific accessories & kits?
Michelle Acaley
34:46
We’re hoping to get these items to our Australian importer soon, in the meantime, if you register you can still participate with the items they have available.
Danielle Peterson
34:56
How is semi-autonomously defined here?
Paul Copioli
35:09
Sneh, we will add high school for the 2021-2022 season.
Michelle Acaley
35:22
Jackie - check out https://sphero.com/pages/global-challenge it will get you all the information you need
Paul Copioli
35:29
Danielle, it is defined in the official rules.
David Nelson
35:50
Can you register a team without having students recruited yet?
Michelle Acaley
36:16
Yes, you can go ahead and register and change the team members later
Danielle Peterson
36:24
Thank you.
Paul Copioli
36:32
There have been a few questions about registering without knowing your team members. Yes, you can register before you know who your team members will be.
Kendra Werner
37:39
Izumi, the cost of registration is $75 USD/team
David Nelson
37:43
there is a section requiring you to name team members along with DOB which may be why people are confused
Michelle Acaley
38:30
David - as long as you enter one student to start, you can change at a later date after you register
Paul Copioli
39:02
David, we can clarify that in the FAQ and Community Q&A.
David Nelson
39:15
Sorry- just a rule follower :)
Michelle Acaley
40:41
Sara - this is our first year to have the Global challenge, however we know there are blind and visually impaired students who use our products.
Brisa Ayub
43:23
How many teams can be finalists?
Tammy Tuell
44:44
Can you purchase the bolt mat without competing?
Michelle Acaley
45:25
Yes you can purchase the BOLT mat without competing, it comes with activity cards that you can use in the classroom. The opposite side is a actually a soccer pitch for additional activities/lessons
Sean Bisset
46:27
Are these recorded webinars (and past webinars) available to view somewhere?
Paul Copioli
47:03
You can purchase all Sphero physical products without competing. The competition documents are the only thing that can't be purchased separately and can only be obtained by registering.
Michelle Acaley
48:50
Age Groups: Elementary, grades 3-5 (approximate age 8-11) Middle School grades 6-8 (age 11-14)
Michelle Acaley
49:05
Sean- Yes, all webinars are saved on this web page https://sphero.com/pages/webinars and you will be sent a follow up post webinar.
Grant Frost
49:13
Can you be clear on the ages of the children, as there are differences in definitions of what age children are in different group brackets.
Sphero
49:26
Sean- Yes, all webinars are saved on this web page https://sphero.com/pages/webinars and you will be sent a follow up post webinar.
David Nelson
49:28
Can you change your team number to the same one you use from VEXIQ for Sphero?
Paul Copioli
49:32
The rules go into exact date detail on the definitions of Elementary and Middle School.
Tammy Tuell
49:49
Can you participate in one of the three, say if you have only the sphero bolts?
Michelle Acaley
50:07
Tammy - yes you can participate in only one challenge
Paul Copioli
50:17
David, We can ask the RECF to do that for you. We will give an update in the Forum.
Stacey Feenan
54:08
Did you say you can purchase the craft packs?
Paul Copioli
54:27
We have three definitions in the rules. They are written to give us flexibility when we add other age groups.Student - Anyone born after May, 2005
Michelle Acaley
54:34
Hi Stacey - you can purchase the craft packs now
Paul Copioli
54:49
Elementary School Student - Anyone born after May 1, 2009
Stacey Feenan
54:59
Thanks do you ship to the United Kingdom?
Kendra Werner
55:05
Chad, we will send out a recording of this webinar.
Paul Copioli
55:13
Middle School Student - Any Student that is not an Elementary School Student.
Michelle Acaley
55:42
Stacey - Yes we ship to the UK.
Stacey Feenan
55:52
Great - thanks :-)
Grant Frost
56:44
where is the world championship being held?
Ian Stephenson
56:55
Hello Stacey where are you in the UK?
Michelle Acaley
57:43
Grant - tentatively it will be in Colorado where Sphero’s headquarters are located
Grant Frost
58:26
and if travel restrictions are still in place would finalists be able to partake remotely?
Allen McMillan
58:46
🌻
Grant Frost
01:00:04
will craft pack be available in Australia?
Michelle Acaley
01:00:19
Grant - we are working on getting it to Australia
Grant Frost
01:00:25
what about international people who might not be able to attend?
Brianne O'Connell
01:00:39
Thank you so much. This information was very helpful.
Rachelia Pawluk
01:00:46
thank you this looks like so much fun can't wait to sign up
Allie Ward
01:00:51
thank you
Kendra Werner
01:00:55
Thank you everyone for attending!
Noah Eiler
01:01:00
Thank you!
Dana Finneran
01:01:16
Thank you!
Kimberly King
01:01:16
sounds interesting. As a library we will consider it
Paul Copioli
01:01:20
Grant, ask this again in the forum about Championship participation
Grant Frost
01:01:27
ok
Stacey Feenan
01:01:35
Thank you ) Sounds fab!😊
Michele Thompson
01:01:47
Thank you! Great information!
Grant Frost
01:01:52
Thanks
Danielle Peterson
01:01:52
Thank you!
Ian Stephenson
01:02:06
Great work, I think you have created a terrific platform for interaction across the globe.
Laura Smith
01:02:14
Congrats!
Brianne O'Connell
01:02:14
Congratulations!
Michael Cullen
01:02:19
Thank you everyone! I cannot wait to enter my students :-)
Robin McRoberts
01:02:19
Congratulatins!
Kate Wetmore
01:02:20
Congratulations!
Theresa Smithey
01:02:20
Thank you!
Stacey Feenan
01:02:20
Congratulations!
David Nelson
01:02:22
Thanks for everything looks like it'll be great!
Danielle Peterson
01:02:22
Congrats!
Kate Wetmore
01:02:24
Thank you!
Brianne O'Connell
01:02:26
Thank you so much again.
Noah Eiler
01:02:27
Congrats!
Molly McCall
01:02:29
Congrats Tammy!
Lauren Freeman
01:02:29
Congratulations!
Brianne O'Connell
01:02:29
Have a good day.
Robin McRoberts
01:02:30
Thanks!
Noah Eiler
01:02:30
Bye!
Laura Smith
01:02:31
Thanks!
Bryan Vanderkrieken
01:02:33
congrats! :)
Susan Irvin
01:02:38
Thanks very much.
Tammy Tuell
01:02:48
Very exciting! I became familiar with Sphero at the Space Academy for Educators and I love the theme!