The first annual "Robotics Night" showcased creative and inspiring robots built by the 6th grade students in Mr. Kulpa's class. Students learned about and used the Hummingbird Robotics Kit along with Scratch X to program and animate their robots. Classes were divided into collaborative teams to come up with a creative design to show their understanding of programming. Designs ranged from whales and flying sheep to an interactive Minon that played baseball. Servos, LED lights, and sound effects were some of the components used in the hummingbird kit to animate the robots. Students also recorded narratives to their robots that parents and guests were able to listen to by scanning a QR Code.
ZI3 at Westmoreland Central School is open for business! The Zone for Inspiration, Imagination, and Innovation is a unique student and community learning space where creativity is the name of the game. During the day, students across the district will use this space to collaborate, research, connect, design, and develop new ideas. In the evenings, the space will turn into a community learning zone with endless possibilities for true lifelong learning to take place.
On October 24th, Erin Gruwell, teacher and New York Times bestselling author of The Freedom Writer's Diary, will moderate a high powered panel discussion with internationally renowned survivors of genocides with a special taped message from Zlata Filipovic.