STEM program gives Coney Island elementary school students a leg up with Lego

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A scrappy Coney Island elementary school is creating opportunity for disadvantaged students, with innovative academic programs that have kids fired up about science, technology, engineering and math. Nine out of 10 students at Public School 188 live below the poverty line, and a quarter have special needs, but the dedicated educators there have rolled out innovative programs in robotics, forensics and rocketry that give kids a place to thrive.

Norton Gusky‘s insight:

Lego and its robotics offshoot, FIRST Lego League are great ways to get kids engaged in design thinking, the underlying approach to solving problems using an engineering perspective. 

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