Leo the Robot Visits Fourth Grade Technology Classes

Technology Integration Specialist Eileen Young arranged a field a trip for Leo the Robot to visit the fourth graders at Harrington, South Row, and the Byam Elementary Schools on June 13th.  Katherine Doulamis and her high school robotics team will be visiting the fourth graders with Leo the Robot to discuss programming and robotics.

“I have seen the high school robotics program before and it is fantastic.” stated Young, “I think the 4th graders will really enjoy it, and hopefully peak their future interest in the computer programming and robotics field.”

Ms. Doulamis, the high school robotics team, and Leo the Robot will visit Byam at 9:10, Harrington at 10:00, and South Row at 12:30. Unfortunately, the schedule did not work out for the Center School because they have their field day and moving up ceremony that day.

According to Marilyn Sweeney, Department Coordinator of Technology, Business, and Technology Engineering, “We teach robotics at the elementary level with the Bee Bots and Pro Bots, and at the Middle School with the Lego Robotics program. It is wonderful to see this vertical alignment of the robotics program.”

For more information on Technology in the Chelmsford Public Schools, please visit http://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us/chelmstech

For more information on the Chelmsford Public Schools, please visit http://www.chelmsford.k12.ma.us

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