BCPS in the News

BCPS Teachers Put Their Robotics Skills to the Test in a Mock “Battle of the Bots”

Monday, August 07, 2017
 
image003.png


– EXCELLENT BACK TO SCHOOL FEATURE STORY –
 
WHO:              
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) teachers from across the District, as well as BCPS administrators and representatives from the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation          
 
WHAT:            
BCPS teachers get ready for the new school year by putting their robotics skills to the test during a mock “Battle of the Bots” competition. 
 
WHEN:          
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
 1 - 2:30 p.m.

 
WHERE:        
Discovery Elementary School
8800 NW 54th Court
Sunrise, Florida 33351
 
WHY:              
Nearly 100 teachers from schools across the District are attending a professional development workshop to learn about new VEX robots their students will be using in the 2017/18 school year. The workshop culminates with a mock “Battle of the Bots” competition among teachers.
           
The training and robots are part of a grant awarded to BCPS from the REC Foundation and NASA, which will provide VEX Robots to all District schools over the next four years.  During the 2017/18 school year – the first year of the grant – the new robotic equipment and resources will enhance STEM+Computer Science (STEM+C) opportunities currently offered at 55 schools across the District.
 
To learn more about the REC Foundation and NASA grant, contact Dr. Lisa Milenkovic, BCPS Applied Learning Department, at 754-321-1851. 
 
– MEDIA ARE INVITED TO COVER THIS EVENT –
 
###

ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
“Committed to educating all students to reach their highest potential.”

Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest school district in the nation and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 271,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 236 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 93 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population, with students representing 208 different countries and 181 different languages. To learn more, visit browardschools.com. Follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools and Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.