Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Teachers Programming Robots at SEE Innovation Lab


Jr. STEAM Ahead 9-23-14

Below is a picture of the September 9th professional development session at SEE Science Center Innovation Lab with teachers and FIRST coaches from Arizona.






Teachers were engaged and challenged in designing, building, and programming robots using LEGO blocks.  Team members also experienced problem solving and working collaboratively with 4th grade teams.  Teachers experienced how to coach project based learning in solving real world challenges and creating solutions.




All Manchester School District 4th grade elementary teachers that were interested in piloting Jr. STEAM Ahead, applied .  The three schools that were chosen are:  Beech Street, Jewett, and Green Acres.  Green Acres’ principal Rick Norton, Beech Street principal, Christine Brennan and teachers shared the Jr. STEAM  process as well as reflections of the professional development.