More About Project Voyager: WebMasters
From the Desk of Dr. Palmere, Founder of the Project Voyager: WebMasters program
The WebMasters program is a school based STEAM club that allows students to learn about web technology, build websites and gain knowledge, skill and confidence in becoming a websmith. Teams can participate to help build a website for their organization, become proficient in all things WebMasters and even compete in a new STEAMSport: "WebMasters." Some WebMaster teams exist within another club, such as The Hive 2495. Other groups form a separate WebMasters STEAM Club. Either type of team can learn about web sites, and benefit by building real-world and high-performing websites, Some teams will choose to work through the competency levels of Webmasters then form Crews of 2-5 to compete in our new STEAMSport type of competition called PVwebMasters (i.e.,Project Voyager: WebMasters). In this STEAMSport competition, crews are given a website challenge that includes a fuzzy-problem, set of parameters, a website kit of assets and a time frame to turn in assignments and completion. In our new STEAMSport type competition, teams and crews compete against standards of excellence, and not just each other. First things first, so lets learn how to design, build, deploy, test and refine websites as a team and have fun doing it.
Evaluation of PV webMasters competitions or contests is based the final product, and the evaluation of the milestone benchmarks throughout the competition that are both product and process. The WebMasters program and this new sports based competition focus on: collaboration, teamwork, problem solving, resiliency, technical skills and the graphic arts. Like all Space Voyage programs, the WebMasters project is a STEM based program that celebrates "The Arts." So yes, it is a STEAM program.
Before you can compete, first you have to learn how to create a high-performing website, how to collaborate, persevere and become a strong team. Hamilton West Robotics is a pilot team in the WebMasters program. Everyone on the team can be involved, but to eventually participate in an sports like competition, you'll need to sign up as a Crew (2-5 students). Teams can have multiple crews competing. As part of the program, you'll learn the web competencies, and begin learning about "the universe of web development and the Internet."
You do not have to participate in any competitions or contests. You can use the WebMasters program to simply help build a great web site for your team.
Be Creative. Collaborate. Learn. Have Fun.