I am a Computer Science CTE teacher and I teach students in grades 6-8. My students face many challenges every day. Our CTE program looks for ways to create hands-on interactive learning experiences for my students. They are eager to learn and when given the opportunity they love to find ways to think critically implementing hands-on projects to technology to solve problems.
My students learn best by sitting in the drivers seat and taking control of their own learning!
They are now taking their knowledge one step further and are creating lessons for students in lower grades to inspire them to love learning and Computer Science too! They are becoming our leaders of tomorrow!
Throughout my years of teaching, I have learned that the best way to level the playing field for all levels of learners is to create meaningful hands-on instruction. In our rural community, we have many diverse learners from many backgrounds, but we are limited on how we can reach them by our resources. With the help of grants like this, that will not be the case!
The use of robots and technology provide a universal playing field for Computer Science.
When constructing the Escape Robot and coding the Bolt robot, students will work together collaboratively to solve problems! It doesn't matter what learning ability or "disability" they have or what diverse multicultural background they come from. All students can come together, problem solve, and speak code, with a common goal in mind. I have even found that is is my more diverse and struggling learners who gain the most from these experiences. Please help my classroom to continue to grow and instill the love of learning for all students!
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