Lego Robotics/Instructional Technology
Upon visiting classrooms throughout P.S. 255, technology integration is clearly evident. Teachers use technology to complement their lessons throughout the day. Technology is infused into instruction in all subject areas. Our school has wireless internet (WiFi) available in all instructional areas. Mobile technology such as iPads and laptops, used along with interactive white boards are available in our classrooms. Sets of laptop computers and tablets are available for teachers to borrow to assist in differentiating instruction. Technology helps our teachers’ work more effectively in all subject areas. Integration of technology instruction helps to broaden and expand student learning.
LEGO Robotics 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.