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Ring Leader
Lesson 6: Conclusion

Debrief Conversation

Now that you have completed all activities in the rest of the Ring Leader Unit, it is time to reflect on your experience. In this section, you will be looking back at what you and your group has done during the Unit and discussing it during a debrief conversation.

Self Reflection

First, answer the following questions in your engineering notebook.

  1. What made your group successful in the Ring Leader competition? How did you work together to create a strategy using both the driver control and autonomous portions of the competition?
  2. How did using the engineering design process improve your robot's ability to score rings over the course of the Unit?
  3. What was one iteration (of your robot, code or overall strategy) that made the biggest impact on your team's success in the competition? Explain what you learned from that experience. 
  4. What is one thing you learned from an unsuccessful strategy during the Unit? How did you use that information to help you move forward?

Then, reflect on the learning targets you co-created with your teacher for this Unit. Have you learned what you set out to learn? Why or why not? What were you most successful with, and why? How do you think you can build on your progress moving forward?

Once your group has completed their self-reflections, check-in with your teacher and let them know you are ready for your debrief conversation.

Debrief Conversation

Using the answers to your questions in your engineering notebook, rate yourself on the Debrief Conversation Rubric linked here (Google / .docx / .pdf). For each of the topics, rate yourself as an Expert, Apprentice, or Novice.

Ask your teacher if you need any clarification on what is expected of you during this self-assessment.

image of 4 high school students in a discussion with a teacher


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