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LEGO LEARNING: Robotics to build new class at WMS

April 22, 2013

Zarek Courtney (left), a seventh grader, and Brandon Egolf, an eighth grader, set up their LEGO Robotics demonstration for school board members to view. Whitko Middle School’s LEGO Robotics Club has launched a renewed interest into technology-based curriculum. Post & Mail photo / Christie Barkley

LARWILL — LEGOs are more than just toys to students at Whitko Middle School. They are building blocks to futures in engineering, design and computer programming.

Last week, members of the Whitko Community School Corporation Board of Trustees heard from LEGO Robotics Advisor Teresa Knepple on her petition to turn what is an after-school club into a class.

“The LEGO portion is just the tip of the iceberg,” Knepple said. “We’re talking about giving students a chance to hit on math, science, forensic sciences and engineering.”

With a growing demand for technology, engineering and math-based career development, WMS is not the only school in the county looking for ways to expand this sort of curriculum.

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