Students in the Oak Summer Robot Camp have worked hard to develop their Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) skills this summer using hands-on robotics and coding activities. The incoming third through fifth graders have learned valuable lessons that they’ll use in the future during the four-week camp that took place at Oak View Elementary School.
The students were broken up into four classrooms, led by Megan Somercik, a third grade teacher, Stacy Grant, a fourth grade teacher, Nicole Hayford, a fifth grade teacher and Robert Ryden, an English Learners (EL) teacher. This program also had a big social-emotional learning role, with students working with Melody Hahn-Merges, a social worker.
“Over the past four weeks, students have developed their coding skills, programming skills and problem solving skills and learned how to work creatively together,” said Jamie Terry, a fourth grade teacher and the coordinator of the Oak Summer Robot Camp.
The Oak Summer Robot Camp is a part of the summer programs provided by Community Education each summer. For more information on the summer programs, check out the Community Education website.