Season 2-Episode 5: Spotlighting Lincoln School's Rachel Margaglione & Andrea Regina
The Abraham Lincoln School, a PreKindergarten through Grade 4 elementary school in Lowell’s Lower Highlands, has been a 21st Century School programming site for the last three years. This past spring, the school received great news that grant funding to continue this program had been renewed for three additional years!
One of the most engaging programs that the Lincoln School 21st Century Schools program offers is a chance to engross students in collaborative problem solving using Lego robotics.
We had the privilege to chat with Rachel Margagione and Andrea Regina, who by day are extraordinary teachers at the Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, but also have been involved in the 21st Century Programming at the Lincoln School and the Lego Robotics activities.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
For general information about the 21st Century Schools grant program click on this link. The Lowell Public Schools Director of Special Programs is Carolyn Rocheleau; additional information about this program in the Lowell Public Schools can be located here.
The FIRST organization weblink is https://www.firstinspires.org.
The FIRST LEGO LEAGUE weblink can be found here.
Merrimack Valley Robotics’ weblink to the Lowell Team, perSEVERE, is here . Team 5962, also known as perSEVERE, is a FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team from Lowell, Massachusetts. They welcome students ages 14+ from any school, as well as mentors from any town or company. Check the weblink for photos and information about this great group.
Thank you for tuning in to this Episode of Straight Talk. We are grateful to both Rachel Margaglione and Andrea Regina for taking the time to speak with us today. The power of Project Based Learning and engaging students in collaborative efforts is not only fun, but hugely important to all of our students. Thank you to both Andrea and Rachel for sharing this experience with all of us!
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