Teamwork pairs special needs and general education students in STEM opportunityOn October 9, 2019 by Raul Dinwiddie
We should put a color sensor on here. The unified robotics competition… …probably use one of these long … wanted to get special needs students with regular students working together. try these two.. They are building a robot, programming it and planning to compete on Saturday …stick these in first … This is the first year they’ve ever done it. But we set up three meetings, three Thursdays for the special needs students and the general regular education students to get together. We’re pretty close to being done building it. All of the special needs kids that really wanted to be there I knew that it was very important for them but it was also very important for me to learn how to work with them . We went back and forth trying to build new pieces more parts to push off the other robots. It was really fun I had a really good time with the team To the end it was a little hard trying to make sure all the pieces were in contact nothing was off track. It’s fine… I looked at as an opportunity for us to spread the wealth of STEM education to students who normally don’t get to do it. and have students get to interact together. For me like working with Juan it was just like incredible. This is someone that I can like relate to and talk to pretty simple like Zachariah and Ronnie they were nice people. click on it….yep and thats what we got to see. Students working together and creating bonds and relationships. One of the best parts was going against another robot. going to the competition and seeing all these thousands of people incorporating special-needs people as well into the community like it was just really awesome and amazing. It was really exciting having seeing everybody like be real happy after the payoff of having to go and compete at the science center. I think was hugely successful and I’m excited for next year.