Robotics – Exciting STEM Programs for all ages

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We are embarking upon funding a system-wide STEM Initiative with the following goals in mind:

  • Establish new STEM programs and opportunities throughout Westport Community Schools (K-12).
  • Provide more project based learning opportunities
  • Focus on Hands-on, Engineering, Robotics, and Computer Science
  • Establish recurring offerings
  • Vertically align recurring programs throughout schools
  • Encourage diversity
  • Provide new opportunities at limited or no cost to the studentsIMG_4480

 

Our 2016-2017 plan is to fund the following STEM programs:

  • Macomber (K-2):
  1. After school Teacher/Student Maker Clubs – Grades K-2
  • Elementary School (3-6):
  1. After school Teacher/Student Maker Clubs – Grouped grades                                                                                                          3&4 and 5&6
  2. After school SeaPerch underwater robotics program – Grades 5&6, fall semester
  • Middle School (7-8):DSC_0304
  1. Master Class Robotics course offering – VEX EDR
  2. After school Robotics Club (continued) – VEX EDR
  • High School (9-12):
  1. After school SeaPerch robotics program – Grades 9-12
  2. Encourage participation in NUWC (Naval Undersea Warfare Center)/UMass Dartmouth First Robotics Competition team