By Maddie Pressley, student at Buckeye Central
Having a sick child who has to stay home from school for long periods of time can be stressful in so many ways.
The child's well-being is a top priority, then a close second is their education.
The question is, how will the child ever catch up and will they be able to accelerate to the next level? Have you ever thought that technology could be helpful?
Buckeye Central rented a robot from Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center to bring students closer to school even if they’re at home.
Christine Close, a guidance counselor at Buckeye Central, is the one who discovered this amazing technology that will bring the classroom home to children who can’t make it to school.
“During a counselor's meeting at Mid Ohio, we were shown the robots and how to use them and I loved them,” Close said. “We used them last year for a student who was out for a while.”
Since the integration of this technology BC has used this robot on two other students and had a great success with it.
“It’s a great tool for the students,” Close said.
BC rented this intellectual bot so students who are very ill can still connect with teachers and friends and aren’t left behind on school work.
The robot works by letting the student communicate with the teacher and their classmates by listening and seeing live so they can understand what they are being taught like they are actually in the classroom.
A student can control this robot from home from any device as long as they have access to Double Robotics software so they can connect and control the robot in each classroom.
Not only can the student see the environment around them but the student also has the choice to be seen, or not be seen by their classmates and teacher.
Students no longer have to be confused or afraid of long illnesses that take them away from school. No longer do they have to struggle to comprehend what they couldn't see first hand.
Technology has come such a long way, not only for the world, but also for our small community.
This was a very nice article, and Mid-Ohio ESC is proud to be able to provide robots to districts.
Bucyrus students showcase STEM skills at state conference
Four Bucyrus students, along with their teacher Mrs. Michelle Vance, had the unique opportunity showcase their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) skills during the 2018 Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Capital Conference Student Achievement Fair Nov. 12.
Aubrie Kimmel (4th grade), Camille Brent (4th grade), Seth Price (6th grade) and Isabella Stang (6th grade) all presented during the May 2018 Bucyrus City School District Board of Education meeting and showed off their robotics and coding skills during the OSBA conference in Columbus.
“Students are taught coding in the 3rd grade gifted class and build their knowledge and skills each year,” Vance said. “This progression has made it easier for the students to code the robots.”
In addition to individual presentations showcasing robots they built and coded, all students demonstrated the SPHERO robots and how they are used in the classroom. These are small, round robots that operate on tabletops for various projects.
“OSBA only chose 100 schools in Ohio for the achievement fair,” Bucyrus Elementary School Principal Tim Souder said. “We received a congratulatory letter from the OSBA that Bucyrus Elementary School was selected as one of the 100 schools to participate during the conference.”
As a Leader in Me school, this event offers students the opportunity to use their leadership skills to explain the special things taking place in their classroom. It also promotes pride and build self-confidence for future events in their lives.
“It is quite an honor for each student and the school to have the opportunity to showcase their hard work learning about robots and coding,” Vance said. “Our gifted program offers a strong program in robotics, computer programming and STEM (engineering) lessons.”
“I had the opportunity to watch these students present during the conference,” Bucyrus Superintendent Kevin Kimmel said. “Each of them did a fantastic job in not only showcasing their robotics and coding skills, but also in serving as a great example of the caliber of students we have in the Bucyrus City Schools.”
Please visit gifted.bucyrusschools.org/home or contact Michelle Vance at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the gifted program at Bucyrus Elementary School.
Special Education Legal Update
Friday, Nov. 30th | 9 - 11:30 am
Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center 890 W. 4th St., Mansfield, OH 44906
Walter Haverfield Attorneys At Law will discuss
• Students with Disabilities and College Credit Plus
• Transfer Students: Legal Pitfalls and Practical Tips
• Refresher on Writing Legally Defensible PR-01s
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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
Nine weeks beginning week of October 15 through week of December 10, 2018
Taking Thanksgiving week off
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
15 Hours of Gifted Education
Why do naturally talented people frequently fail to reach their potential while other far less gifted individuals go on to achieve amazing things? The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent, but a passionate persistence.
The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading by Jan Richardson
Begins October 19, 2018
Registration Deadline: October 12, 2018
Give yourself the gift of a guided reading make over using the instructional planning framework from Jan Richardson’s “The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading”. This book study will hold differentiated lesson design that embeds assessment analysis, planning and execution of her guided reading framework with your students. This is an independently driven book study using Google Classroom and the endless resources shared within the required text.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Nine weeks beginning week of January 7 through week of March 4, 2019
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, December 19, 2019
15 Hours of Gifted Education
Cain argues that modern Western culture misunderstands and undervalues the traits and capabilities of introverted people, leading to “a colossal waste of talent, energy, and happiness.”
The New Art and Science of Teaching by Robert Marzano
January 14 through March 25, 2019
Registration Deadline: December 19, 2018
Explore over 330 evidence-based practices that you can add to your bank of classroom strategies to target specific student learning outcomes, as well as learning how to recognize behavioral evidence that the strategies are effective. These take-aways can be applied to Response to Intervention, MTSS, and Universal Design for Learning frameworks to leverage progress for all of your students!
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Nine weeks beginning the week of February 11 through the week of April 8, 2019
Taking Spring Break week off
Registration Deadline: February 6, 2019
15 Hours of Gifted Education
We all strive for success, but how do we define success? What are the factors that contribute to success? Gladwell helps us explore this, and more, and you may be surprised by some of our discoveries as we apply this to education and specifically gifted students.
Cost: $100.00 per book study
Completed online in a Google Classroom. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own book.
Ashland University credit is available with the purchase of any book study.