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Jennifer Durham

Used programming kits to create, test and fix solutions

2020 STEM Scholar
Elizabeth City, NC River Road Middle School

Jennifer’s big idea: Jennifer’s students used LEGO Education SPIKE Prime sets to learn key skills in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). She planned to use the kits in different projects so students in each grade would learn to identify problems, work effectively as a team and develop solutions that can be tested and fixed to meet a need.

No matter the topic, students invented a solution to a problem whether it was solving a disease, tracking weather, developing a prosthetic and more.

Interesting facts:  Jennifer is an ocean lover. On her last vacation, she visited a rescue aquarium. She loves sea turtles and was able to observe them during hatching time.

 

In her own words: “I have implemented small projects with my students (that I can afford) and the students are so engaged. They remember the why's of the project and they learn the concepts much deeper.”