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© 2019 TEAM 1241: THEORY6

 Global Impact 

 Curriculum Based 

 Partner Program 

 Funding Required 

 FIRST Recognized 

We believe in the power of diversity. Supporting newcomers in search of new beginnings by using FIRST as a vessel for opportunities and change.

A consortium of teams from around the globe working to create a sustainable FIRST ecosystem. The goal is for it to become your "one-stop shop" for all thing FIRST

For every individual living in an underserved areas and communities globally, we aim to provide them with the tools and knowledge to use STEM to transform their futures.

Providing children aged 5-12 with free and accessible robotics workshops in libraries around our province, expanding this impact to other provinces in the near future.

One of three Hubs in Ontario providing teams with in-house and online support to reach their goals and build competitive robots while enhancing team experiences.  

Piloted a program that recognizes individual achievement in the FIRST program. After proposing this, we took it to FIRST Canada who has now rolled out the badges.

Rick Hansen Robotics

We started a second FRC Team within our school - Team 1285 in order to double leadership opportunities. We run a unique junior/senior student and mentor system ​between the teams.

Gender Equity

We recognize the gender bias in our society. By providing females with opportunities to develop their skills, we're showcasing that ability is learned and not gender dependent. 

SPECIALIST HIGH SKILLS MAJOR

 - MANUFACTURING -

Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) let students focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests while meeting the requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

SHSM in manufacturing program is integrated at Rick Hansen S.S. which provides students with a strong foundation for a wide variety of careers in the manufacturing sector. From those focusing on the service, repair, and modification of vehicles and vehicle systems to those related to the organization and management of manufacturing services.

Brief Outreach History

Community FIRST Robotics Workshops

2017 - Newcomer Polycultural Robotics Camp Workshops (20 weeks)

2017 - Youth STEM Conference Workshops

2017 - Camp SAIL Peel Workshops 

2017 - Oakville Robotics SWATposium Workshops 

2017 - 2056 Ways to Inspire Workshops

2016 - Newcomer Robotics Week Camp Workshops

2016 - Oakville Robotics SWATposium Workshops 

2016 - Interactive Teacher Training Workshop for FLL/Jr. FLL

2015 - Oakville Robotics SWATposium Workshops 

2014 - Interactive Teacher Training Workshop for FLL/Jr. FLL

2014 - Fall Central Library Robotics Workshops (6 weeks)

2014 - Oakville Robotics SWATposium Workshops 

2014 - Summer Central Library Robotics Workshops (4 weeks)

2013 - Interactive Teacher Training Workshop for FLL/Jr. FLL

2013 - Winter Central Library Robotics Workshops (4 weeks)

2013 - Oakville Robotics SWATposium Workshops 

2013 - Summer Central Library Robotics Workshops (4 weeks)

2012 - Winter Central Library Robotics Workshops (6 weeks)

2012 - Interactive Teacher Training Workshop for FLL/Jr. FLL 

2012 - Fall Central Library Robotics Workshops (6 weeks)

2012 - Oakville Robotics SWATposium Workshops 

2012 - Summer Central Library Robotics Workshops (4 weeks)

2011 - Interactive Teacher Training Workshop for Jr. FLL 

2011 - Oakville Robotics SWATposium Workshops 

2011 - Fall Central Library Robotics Workshops (10 weeks) 

Presentations

2017 - Presented to the Director of Peel District School Board 

2017 - United Way Robotics Program Integration

2017 - Pratt and Whitney Canada Showcase

2017 - Comfort Inn Newcomer Robotics Day

2017 - Schneider Electric Presentation

2017 - Grade 8 Open House Presentation

2016 - Meeting with class of teachers to start robotics teams

2016 - FIRST Executive Advisory Council Presentation

2016 - FLL Ontario Provincial Championship Showcase

2016 - 25th Library Anniversary Showcase

2016 - Pratt and Whitney Canada Showcase

2016 - Grade 8 Open House Presentation

2016 - City Council Presentation

2015 - FLL Ontario Provincial Championship Showcase

2015 - Celebration Square "Block Party" Event

2015 - Pratt and Whitney Canada Showcase

2015 - MARs Discovery Centre Presentation

2015 - December Outreach Blitz

2015 - Enter the STORM Rick Hansen Event

2015 - City Council Presentation

2015 - Meeting with class of teachers to start robotics teams

2015 - Meeting with York Libraries

2015 - Grade 8 Open House Presentation

2014 - Mississauga Library Staff Conference

2014 - Mississauga Library Association Presentation

2014 - FLL Tournament Directors Meeting

2014 - Chingcousy School and Library Meeting

2014 - Central Peel Library Meeting

2014 - Brampton Library Meeting

2014 - PTC Presentation

2014 - Robotics in Your School Event

2014 - Peel District School Board Advantage Event

2014 - Bookfest at the Central Library

2014 - CETA Robotics Competition Showcase 

2014 - Celebration Square "Youth Connect" Event

2014 - IBM Press Conference with Prime Minister Stephen Harper

2014 - Enter the STORM Rick Hansen Event

2014 - Xerox Presentation

2014 - Grade 8 Open House Presentation

2014 - City Council Presentation

2013 - Ontario Library Association Meeting

2013 - FLL Tournament Directors Meeting

2013 - Principal Presentation to teachers in China

2013 - Enter the STORM Rick Hansen Event

2013 - Pratt and Whitney Canada Showcase

2013 - Parliament Visit with Prime Minister Stephen Harper

2013 - Ontario Science Centre Showcase

2013 - Sick Kids Hospital Presentation

2013 - TedX Conference Showcase

2013 - Pratt and Whitney Canada Showcase

2013 - Grade 8 Open House Presentation

2013 - City Council Presentation

2013 - Parent Night Presentation

2012 - Celebration Square "Kids on Recess" Event

2012 - Peel Board School District Presentation

2012 - Enter the STORM Rick Hansen Event

2012 - Hydrogenic Summer BBQ Showcase

2012 - Grade 8 Open House Presentation

2012 - Parent Night Presentation

2012 - City Council Presentation

2011 - Ontario Science Centre Showcase

2011 - Central Library 20th Anniversary Presentation 

2011 - Grade 8 Open House Presentation

2011 - Parent Night Presentation

2011 - Sponsor, City, and Community Information Night

2010 - Mississauga Mayor McCallion Birthday Celebration

2010 - Parent Night Presentation

2010 - City Council Presentation

2010 - Ontario Science Centre Showcase

2009 - Parent Night Presentation

Collaborations

5 FRC Team Collaboration for Newcomer Robotics Program

The Compass Alliance with 9 other FRC Teams 

Alpharetta High School in Atlanta

Polycultural Immigrant and Community Services

Cuso International

Women Transformation Zone Zimbabwe

McMaster University Engineering Department 

United Technology Corporation

Camp SAIL Peel

FIRST Help Now

Glen High 1 View School in Zimbabwe

United Way

Peel Settlement Services 

Studica

FRC Team 1285: The Big Bang started within our school

FIRST Canada Badge Program

Chingcousy Library

Hamilton Library

Port Credit Library

Brampton Library

FIRST Canada Library Program Curriculum

Ontario Library Association

Peel District School Board

Central Library

Starlight Foundation

FIRST Canada "How-To" Videos

Manufacturing Specialist High Skills Major Program

Rick Hansen Secondary School

City of Mississauga

LONG-STANDING IMPACT