It was a one-of-a-kind summer time camp expertise that blended youngsters with completely different listening to capabilities with coding and robotics ideas – and the added bonus of LEGO constructing items.
And it might be what stimulates some children to someday pursue a area in science or expertise.
A dozen North Texas college students aged 5 to 12 took half in Texas Lady’s Camp LEGO for deaf, hard-of-hearing and listening to youngsters specializing in their creativity, coding and robotics in June.
Camp coordinator and TWU professor Chad Smith and a crew of communication science college students labored with camp members to participate in constructing design challenges and inventive workouts to stimulate the youngsters’s imaginations. The camp offered TWU college students, already thinking about working with deaf and hard-of-hearing youngsters, an expertise no textbook can match. One dad or mum mentioned this system challenged her youngster to suppose in cans as a substitute of cannots. Smith added that the camp offers youngsters with completely different listening to capabilities entry to expertise that will not all the time be offered to them.
Through the week, campers constructed kits educating the fundamentals of coding and robotics, constructed automobiles for a LEGO derby, and created and carried out tales primarily based on a every day theme. Campers enhanced their constructing expertise, expanded their vocabularies with LEGO terminology and sharpened their bodily expertise.