JENNIFER RODABAUGH has been teaching for 16 years in elementary education. After teaching Kindergarten through 3rd grade in five different states, she opened up a STEAM lab (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) on the Lansdowne Elementary campus. Jennifer noticed there was shortage of robotics camps in summer programs and suggested beginning a new Lego robotics program at the LASC.
Jennifer loves being able to lead classes at the LASC because having 3 hours for 5 days a week allows her to take a theme (such as space or animals) and really look at different ways robots are used as well as how their programming is constructed. She notes, “The small class size allows us to take chances, feel confident to make coding mistakes and build relationships while problem solving. I love how it exposes students to “real world” programming needs and then gives them a platform to understand how to fill that need.”