Look around my classroom you will see an amazing diversity of ethnic groups and economic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, their is one quality that all my students share. That is regardless of their background, they come to my class motivated and excited to learn new ideas and concepts.
They have a natural desire to build and create especially in the area of technology.
The magnet that we belong to is an Arts and Technology magnet so there is a special interest in both of these subjects. This is evident in the look of excitement on their faces any time they have the opportunity to see and learn about anything new in technology.
It is my hope to make this a more "tangible" experience for them.
The VEX IQ robotics program is designed to expose students to STEM fundamentals within the context of building a robot. Without even realizing it, students will begin to instinctively apply these lessons to their robot design as they advance through the program. This hands-on process, especially for younger students, establishes an intuitive and deep-rooted expertise that simply cannot be replicated by traditional teaching methods.
Our robotics club/team is up and running but as you can imagine the demand is great.
With the creation of this club our students have been able to participate in a league and compete against other schools in robotics competitions. Learning coding skills along with the cooperative learning needed to work as a team are a few of the benefits of this program. With this robot I will be able to meet the increasing demand and include more students in this exciting club.
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