Our middle school has just over 700 students that attend each day. They come from a variety of backgrounds with many different experiences. 51% are of Hispanic background, 19% are Asian, 17% are white, 6% Pacific Islander and 6% Black. Our students come with many challenges to our classrooms. For instance, 68% are English Language Learners while 10% are considered Migrant and 78% qualify for free and reduced lunch. While our students have significantly high needs, they are a joy to work with and deserve nothing short of the best we can offer them!
It’s no secret that jobs in the STEM field are the fastest growing careers, and are projected to grow another 17 percent in the next decade. Robotics is a production-based learning module. Students have the opportunity to create something tangible and make it perform the actions that they program it to do. Not a lot of fields combine creativity with engineering and technology—robotics does.
Learning to program a computer is an excellent skill to have to make students more likely to get a job in the future, and earn more money in their lifetime.
Learning how to build and program a robot can be a complex and difficult process. Many students will struggle with the concepts at first and often get frustrated.
Robotics is a field that is easily accessible to a wide range of students with varying talents and skills. Studies have shown robots do a great job of engaging students on the autism spectrum.
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