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Roma ISD Teachers Prepare for Robotics Team 2020 Competitions


On Saturday, September 14, several Roma ISD teachers further enhanced their technology and coding skills. These teachers are the Robotics Club coaches at their respective elementary and middle schools. This year the Robotics coaches will prepare the 5th and 8th grade Robotics teams for the TCEA Robotics Arena competition in Edinburg, Texas scheduled for January 2020. They are also getting ready for the Roma ISD Elementary and Middle School Robotics Sumo Tournament which will be held in March 2020. The participants practiced technical skills, learned programming techniques and explored activities they will conduct with their students as they prepare for the competition and tournament. The LEGO EV3 Mindstorm Core and Expansion Robot kits will be used by the students in both events. The expectation is to further engage students in authentic STEM-based activities which will inspire interest in middle and high school STEM courses and STEM careers.


Teachers participating in the training were include Jose G. Cantu of Delia G. Garcia Elementary School; Enrique Rodriguez and Jessica Ramirez of Emma Vera Elementary School; Maricela Rios and Carlos Lozano of R.& C. Saenz Elementary School; Juan Gonzalez and Belen Salinas of F. J. Scott Elementary School; Christina Mayne and Karina Vela of Veterans Memorial Elementary School; Elias Perez and Delma Rios of R. T. Barrera Elementary School; and Victor Gutierrez representing Ramiro Barrera Middle School and Roma Middle School. Providing the training was Mr. Berry Nall of Roma High School.


Thank you to the Robotics Club sponsors for their active participation and to Mr. Nall for an excellent interactive hands-on workshop that will surely enhance the learning and technology skills of our elementary and middle school students throughout the district. Best of luck to all the Roma ISD Robotics teams!


Roma ISD Teachers Prepare for Robotics Team 2020 Competitions


By: Joe Martinez, Roma ISD CTE Director