ASU representatives, Kimberly Reynolds and Nicholas Matula visited FDR to support educators in using technology within their content areas. While visiting, the representatives also met with teachers to provide training with 3D printers and VR/AR. They helped the Tiger Techs hone their skills with the 3D printers and the AR/VR. FDR recently received a TJI Drone. Students will continue to practice flying the drone while BTSD teachers become certified drone pilots. Drone flying prepares students for many possible career pathways.
Verizon Innovative Learning and Arizona State University (ASU) offered Title I middle schools to apply for an elective course curriculum. Verizon Innovative Learning addresses barriers to digital inclusion and aims to empower students with emerging technology, design thinking, and social innovation to impact their communities. The program arms them with skills to help them succeed in today’s digital world.
The $15,000 grant was awarded to both FDR and Neil A. Armstrong Middle Schools. The grant was made possible by Verizon Innovative Learning, and will support the implementation of two PLTW Gateway units – App Creators and Computer Science for Innovators and Makers.