Lego Robotics/Instructional Technology
a project-based approach to STEM instruction.
Our Lego Robotics program, under the instructional lead of Mr. Paul Armada, provides our students the opportunity to learn "real world" skills using current technology with dynamic, hands-on experience. Students employ interaction skills with peers in project-based learning. From the moment each Robotics class begins, students are immediately engaged in activities to complete tasks by understanding and following instructions, written directions, and extracting information from and reading diagrams. Robotics classes challenge students in tasks that include hands-on experience in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subjects using manipulatives that many students are familiar with: LEGO products. Students are introduced to real-world skills in a friendly, student-centered environment which lessons are closely aligned with the common core standards.
LEGO Robotics lessons give students the opportunity to sharpen their skills in a number of ways. Robotics engages students from the moment they begin their tasks in student-centered learning within groups. Students are provided the proper learning environment to practice managing time effectively, recalling and applying learned knowledge, positive interactions with peers, and resolving the delegation of responsibilities. Students must practice group work skills that, when built upon, will prepare them for success in their future academic and career endeavors. We commonly refer to these set of skills as college and career readiness.