Technology and Robotics
The Carol Morgan School technology program grows and changes each year enhanced by the staff and students involved. Technology is infused into the curriculum of each content area and CMS is fortunate to have a state of the arts robotics program. The program is founded in academic technology and computer science classes where students use the principles of design thinking as well as specific coding and technical skills to build and experiment with various aspects of robotics. CMS offers robotics courses in Middle School and High School and robotics is infused into our Elementary Technology Curriculum.
Award-winning Robotics Programs
The foundation of the CMS robotics programs lies within the Elementary Technology classes. Students learn the basics of being an empowered learner, a good digital citizen as well as the computational thinking skills and innovative design strategies to make working with a team of robotics engineers successful. Each year the students practice evaluating digital tools and analyzing emerging technologies so that they can apply these skills within the robotics program and beyond.
FIRST Lego League - Each year our Middle School Robotics classes prepare teams to participate in the First Lego League (FLL) competition. The elective classes focus on building collaborative team skills, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and communication skills. The culmination of the class is the FLL competition. In 2017 CMS hosted the competition and had two of the three highest scoring teams. Each year the winner of our regional competition travels to Houston, Texas for FLL Championships.
Team DRIFT - Team DRIFT uses the FIRST robotics programs to promote science, technology, engineering, math, and business at CMS. With a great team of mentors and students, Team DRIFT has achieved successful accomplishments including the prestigious Chairman’s Award at the 2017 Hudson Valley Regional Robotics Competition in New York. Many members of Team DRIFT have enhanced their skills through our high school Robotics, Coding, and Computer Science classes.