Springbrook High School students recently visited Roscoe R. Nix Elementary School for a Project Lead the Way (PLTW) activity. Nix is forging a partnership with Springbrook as it launches the PTLW program. This will help students become aware of the engineering programs available to them when they get to high school, says Susan Chi, the PLTW coordinator at Nix.
Over three days, about 50 Springbrook students came to Nix to work with kindergarten, first and second graders to expose them to coding through robotics. Nix students were able to explore algorithms and apply them to engineer a pinwheel and program Lego WeDo robots. For the high school students, it was an opportunity to share their expertise with a novice audience. The Nix students had a fun and engaging introduction to the coding unit they will be learning in the future.
Nix and Springbrook students and staff are planning more interactive events.
Athletic Program Leaders Participate in Student-Led Equity Engagement
The MCPS Athletics Unit partnered with the Minority Scholars Program, with support from the Equity Initiatives Unit, to deliver a day of student-led equity engagement for Athletics Program leaders.