Expanding robotics program offers opportunities for special-ed students
Dallas ISD “Adaptive Robotics” teams are gearing up to show off their robots and skills during a scrimmage on Friday, April 27.
Students receiving special education services have the opportunity to explore basic concepts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Expanding from five teams participating during the 2016-2017 school year, there are nine participating secondary campuses this year.
In several district elementary specialized classrooms, the robotics experiences are being expanded through the use of robots such as the Ozobot and the BeeBot. Students will use these robots to solve problems and to participate in academic tasks.
At the first spring semester scrimmage in February at Loos Field House, students worked on social skills, community involvement, higher level thinking, and problem solving.
The Special Education Department and Dallas ISD STEM Department continue to collaborate to provide opportunities for students receiving special education services to explore the growing field of STEM.