BY Jennifer Edwards
Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School
“As part of a STEM initiative, the library is implementing a drone workshop with our students. This first time interactive program will allow students to explore the social, environmental, and community impact of drones, (“Drones for the Science Classroom.” Science Teacher 2018). Numerous studies have shown the positive impact that drone study can have on students (“From Droughts to Drones: An After-School Club Uses Drones to Learn about Environmental Science.” Science and Children, 2015). This program is instrumental in teaching our students about the future of technology using these cutting edge tools at the same time they are being utilized in our world.
How will the project be evaluated (e.g. how will you gauge its success)
We will measure the usage and variety of subject matter as a gauge for how these drones are being utilized with classes and other schools.
Benefit to the students and the school
Utilizing STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math), students will be able to problem solve in a variety of ways that will impact their knowledge in future. Success will be an energized space filled with young adults working together to solve problems, create solutions and value the opportunity to engage with new technologies that are shaping the workforce they will participate in.
Timeline of Project (when will you do the project, if applicable)
Teachers will have the opportunity to bring their classes to the library for the drone workshop beginning in January of 2020. The drones will be available for multi-curricular classes during the school day and after school throughout the school year.