Avon students celebrated National Computer Science Week with several highlights Dec. 5-9.
All of the 4th grade classes from Heritage Elementary came over to the new Technology Learning Lab at Avon Middle School, 3445 Long Rd, Avon, to participate in coding and robotics activities. The event was the first project in the new Technology Learning Lab.
A grant of just over $22,000 from the Nordson Corporation Foundation, was used for the purchase of materials and supplies for the Technology Learning Lab. As part of the grant the district provided some additional materials and supplies, computers, and transportation for students from other buildings to visit the lab and participate in a variety of learning experiences.
The focus of the Technology Learning Lab is to provide technology-based, student centered learning experiences for students in all grades in a central location. The Technology Learning Lab is in a science lab at the new middle school and has been outfitted with laptops with a design and engineering software, robotics kits for elementary, middle and high school students, 3D Carvers, 3D printers, a video production setup and a few other items that focus on coding, art, and science. The resources available will support a variety of learning objectives for Avon teachers, while providing an engaging and authentic learning experience for our students.
The Avon Tech Club at Avon High School hosted an ‘Hour of Code’ event on Monday, December 5th as Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen joined in for the event.
Blaine Bryson, a Computer Applications Teacher & Technology Integration Specialist in the district, headed up the events in the Technology Learning Lab at the middle school.