The Maine Department of Education provided an opportunity for districts to apply for funding for supplies for mobile labs to enhance Computer Science Education in schools. I am pleased to announce that RSU5 was awarded $95,000 to support each of our schools!
Durham Community School, Mast Landing School, and Freeport High School will each receive a Robotics and Programming lab to engage students in the basics of robotics and programming by integrating Sphero technology in the classroom. Students will learn core computer science concepts, dig into computational thinking, and take things to the next level through programming.
Pownal Elementary, Morse Street School and Freeport Middle School will each receive a Coding and Hardware lab. These lab experiences will help kids learn about hardware and engage them in coding through Lego-based labs. Each lab is customized for elementary and secondary classrooms.
We are excited about this opportunity to enhance our curriculum.