Southern Tioga School District plans Robotics Days

During December, Southern Tioga students in kindergarten through sixth grade learned about computer programming in their library classes. Students are applying their knowledge in a series of challenges during Southern Tioga’s Robotics Day. Robotics Day will help students understand how computer science effects different industries. Students also will learn how to code robots to complete various tasks throughout the day.

During Robotics Day, student groups will compete against each other to program their robot to solve real-world challenges. Each elementary school in Southern Tioga will be celebrating Robotics Day on different dates at the end of the month. Blossburg Elementary will celebrate on Jan. 30, Liberty Elementary Jan. 31 and Warren L Miller Feb.. 1 and 4.

Library media specialists, Jennifer Nawri, Angel Sember, Sarah Brion and Sarah Murray coordinated this STEM event. Library media specialists also are partnering with high school mentors known as the STEAM Team to work with students on Robotics Day.

“It is also amazing to watch the high school and elementary students work together on these different STEM challenges. Students are so excited and engaged as they work with these technologies to complete the challenge,” said Sarah Murry, library media specialist at Blossburg and Liberty Elementary schools.