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BCPS Teachers Head Back to School for the “Battle of the Bots”

June 26, 2019

WHO:          
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) teachers from across the District, as well as BCPS administrators and representatives from the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundat

WHAT:        
BCPS teachers prepare for the new school year by putting their robotics skills to the test during a mock “Battle of the Bots” competition. 
 

WHEN:        
Thursday, June 27, 2019  
1 p.m.

WHERE:     
Westglades Middle School
11000 Holmberg Road
Parkland, FL 33076

 

WHY:          
Approximately 70 teachers from at least 31 schools across the District are attending a professional development workshop to learn about new VEX robots their students will use in the 2019/20 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. The 2019/20 school year is the third year of the four-year grant. The new robotic equipment and resources will enhance STEM+Computer Science (STEM+C) opportunities currently offered at 145 schools across the District. 

To learn more about the REC Foundation and NASA grant, contact Dr. Lisa Milenkovic, BCPS Applied Learning Department, at 754-321-2623

 

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