21st Century's Summer LEGO Robotics Academy: A Multifaceted and Fun Learning Experience
Scholars from Balmville, GAMS, HOH, and Vails Gate who participated in 21st Century's Summer LEGO Robotics Academy worked in teams on 21st century STEM Skills. They built various machines using LEGO's then used iPads to code the machines to perform various tasks. Scholars also received Social Emotional Learning instruction from Ms. Ada Campbell to help them recognize, regulate, and de-escalate their own emotions while learning how to recognize emotions and feelings in others. Student's also used giant sized LEGOs to design and construct items such as bridges, buildings, furniture, and animals. Staff members, Michael McGullam, Jessica Berte, Jennifer Olsen, Angela Griffin, Junette Gonzalez, Nidia Santana, and Michelle Walsh facilitated the instruction and activities, While Ms. Gretchen Quill, our program nurse and Ms. Toie Calhoun managed the behind the scenes care of students and records to keep the program running smoothly. Grant Facilitator, Susan Torres-Bender managed the day to day operations. Stay tuned for information regarding the 21st Century After School Academy.
Story and photos submitted by Susan Torres-Bender
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