Lego league could be a building block for robotics

By: 
Daniel Pepper, Interim Editor

Otsego Public Schools plans to use a grant and a donation from a local business to begin a Lego lab for elementary students and tech challenge team at the middle school level.  

Heather Kortlandt, the district’s director of secondary instruction, spoke to the school board about the program at its Monday, June 9, regular meeting.

The district recently created a high school robotic program and will build off that in more ways than one to create elementary and middle school programs.

“Part of the (robotics) program is the kids have to give back,” Kortlandt said. “Our kids got a lot of support from other schools when they started up and it’s part of their responsibility to give back.”

She said the robotics program has been very valuable.

“Even just using tools at the beginning was difficult, but they got experience with that and really progressed,” Kortlandt said.

The plan now is to create elementary and middle programs that will feed into the high school program

For full story, pick up a copy of the June 23 issue of The Union Enterprise or subscribe to the e-edition.

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