In today’s technology-driven world, it’s more important than ever to introduce student to concepts of coding, and teaching robotics is a fun and effective way to introduce programming.
Learning to program a simple robot can begin early in elementary school. When students learn to program robots, they increase their ability to be creative and innovate. With a robot, they can immediately see what went right and where the instructions went wrong. They learn to adapt and problem-solve.
It’s no secret that science, technology, engineering and math jobs are in high demand and only expected to increase as technology innovations find new application in everyday life. With programmable cars, mobile apps for everyday activities and new advances in manufacturing, the jobs of the future will require students not only use technology as consumers, but also to know how technology tools work. Technology is being used in every field to find innovative solutions to challenges and opportunities.
By introducing Stafford students to robotics at an early age and building their technology fluency through high school, they will be well-prepared for high-demand jobs of the future—many of which have yet to be invented.