Kate Green, Instructional Technology Training Specialist at Jennie Dean Elementary School brought the future to young students with two MCPSEF grants that brought coding and robotics to the curriculum. One grant funded a 3D Printing, Scanning, and Design Mobile Lab. The other grant supported a Robotics and Coding Mobile Lab that has multiple types of robots. Teachers bring the labs to their classrooms to interact with the robots and explore coding.

“I love to witness the ‘aha’ moments from students and see them persevere through a tough concept and excel at something they struggled with previously,” Green said, adding “My goal is for our school to have all the students enter 5th grade with a solid concept of coding, robotics and 3D design and printing. Also, my hope is that they will be comfortable enough with any type of technology that they can maneuver new equipment with ease.”