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Crocker Farm receives AEF grant for Dash Robot Project

Published on 2022-05-01 by crockerfarmpgo School News

The Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) has announced its grants for 2022. Among the recipients is the Dash Robots project at Crocker Farm School.

This project will offer a highly interactive and impactful six-week-long robotic session for grades 1-6, fostering computational thinking and creativity.

Dash Robot
A promotional image for a Dash Robot.

Students will learn the basics of coding in an equitable and inclusive environment, and they will have the opportunity to learn robotics. The Dash robots can be used not only in coding but in interdisciplinary projects such as ELA, Math, and Social Studies.

Students will get a chance to plan, analyze, execute and debug their programs at their own end. This will help our students be next-generation scientists, innovators, testers, coders, or even robotic engineers.

This is the 28th year that the Amherst Education Foundation (AEF) has been in existence. This year, it awarded a total of $35,269 in grants in support of programs spread throughout the Amherst Regional Public Schools. The Dash Robots project received $2,859.

These are the other projects that received grants:

  • Project-Based Learning School Leader Network Participation (Wildwood Elementary)
  • Restorative Justice Leadership Program (Amherst High and Middle Schools)
  • Theater For All (Amherst Elementary, Middle and High Schools)

Click here for more information on these grants and to continue to support our teachers.

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Congratulations to all grant recipients!

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