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Dr. Fagan

My class works with an intrinsic motivation to learn because the students feel it’s exciting and important to them. They are supportive of each other, so much so that to the casual observer it is hard to discern the students with special needs. I love the way that they throw themselves into projects and their enthusiasm is infectious; it makes me seek out opportunities to provide them with more hands-on learning. The Osmo and Modular robots we’re now getting are impactful tools to breaking down the preconceived notions that students have of one another. The Osmos allow students to engage in using holography to solve puzzles that are 3 dimensional. The Modular robotics are supported with isometric blueprints and Apps for programming. Differences in learning styles become assets as students learn how to assess and critique designs and use that feedback as information to create new models for their robotics investigations.