Allen Clupny


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Welcome to Rio Rancho Middle School Automation and Robotics

Hello, My name is Allen Clupny
Just a bit of information about me. I am a retired member of the U.S. Air Force. While there I was an electronic and mechanical technician working on various aircraft systems and sub-systems. Additionally, I worked at Intel in equipment maintenance, process and operations. All that to say I'm new to teaching, but not technology concepts. This is my second year at RRMS teaching Robotics. I am grateful for all the teachers and administration who continue to help me become the teacher best suited for your students. 

All Grades (Aug 9th & 10th)
- Welcome to the Fall 2018 semester of Rio Rancho Middle School Robotics. These first two days will be about getting familiar with what will be happening through December. Thursday the 9th will be about getting familiar with the students and how the class works (Parent letter, going through the syllabus and how to the various emergency drills).  Friday the 10th will be picking a partner for the mid-semester presentation. This year students will research various technical jobs and present to the class 1) How the field impacts society, 2) What kinds of opportunities are available,  and 3) Examples of technological innovations. 
- The first full week of school starting on Aug 13th the students will begin to form working Robotics groups to work understand how the kits and the robots work
- See you all then!
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 If your student does their work everyday they will succeed. It's about being consistent.
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 This class is designed to be more like a job. As any (employee), students are expected to work well every day, all day. In that vein of thought, daily grades will be worth 50 points and tests will be worth the same. (However, the Final and PowerPoint presentation are worth 100 points.). 10 points will taken after a student is notified the first time he/she is off task. Additional points (10 each time) will be taken with each time a student is off task.I will have posters on the wall to remind students off these facts in the next couple of weeks. 
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