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Grant Opportunities and Funding

We have been lucky enough to be rewarded with several education grants to fund our makerspace and STEAM program at Highland Drive. Here are some of the grant opportunities we’ve received along with a list of additional grant funding you might try for: Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools Foundation (You might check to see if your district has one of these awesome foundations!)  GPD Employees’ Foundation        Leonard Gelfand STEM Center at CWRU       Donors Choose     Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education Discovery Education Siemen’s STEM Day Lowe’s Toolbox for Education How to Create an Amazon Wish List…

MEET THE OZOBOTS!

  This year, thanks to a grant from the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools Foundation, students at Highland Drive in second and third grade got an introduction to the coding of mini-robots, the OZOBOTS! These mini-robots have been an incredible addition to our Makers’ Club and STEAM Room this year! Click here to see some photos of our OZOBOT fun!

LEGO WeDo Kits Were a HIT!

This week, we used our LEGO WeDo kits to introduce coding and robotics to our second and third-grade students.  It is always AWESOME to see these students follow visual directions and complete the coding to make their robots move!  Check it out! Thanks again to the BBH Schools Foundation for these awesome kits!

Break Out the LEGO WeDo Kits!

This week, students were introduced to robotics by engaging with a partner and the LEGO WeDo Kits that were provided to use through a grant from the BBH Schools Foundation.  Students used instruction booklets as well as online instructions to create alligators, planes, pulleys, and other robots.  Then, after plugging into the USB port on our three desktop computers, students were able to create a simple code to make their robot move. Wow! How amazing to see 7 and 8 year olds learn these skills!