Mobile STEM Unit is on the Move!

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Hitting the Road – with Accessible Tech for Blind/VI

“Tech Gives the Quietest Student a Voice”

by Jerry Blumengarten

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The MOBILE STEM UNIT is taking a road trip.

Each month the STEM unit team plans to stop at various locations across Kansas. 

A road sign listing directions to STEM. Each destination marked by a STEM icon.

The Goals for the KSSB Mobile STEM Unit are: 

  • Provide Quality, Hands-On Technology Experiences to Students who are Blind/VI
  • Deliver Active, Learner-Centered Activities for Students in Rural Kansas Communities
  • Assume Competency in Students
  • Model Collaborative Teaming
  • Build Resilience
  • Create Pathways to Higher Learning
  • Promote “Anywhere Learning”
  • Have Fun!

The first stop is early in the day on October 16, 2020, at Pittsburg State University to work with undergraduates in an Inclusive Design Class. Between 3:00-6:00 pm, the team will host a Coding and Makerspace event for families of students who are blind or have low vision. 

The First Five Students to Register and attend the event will receive either a STEM Learning Electric Drill Kit or a Spero Ollie Robot

During the event, the KSSB Team will hold a drawing. One lucky student will receive a coding kit, such as a Cubelet or Coding Mouse Kit. 

If you do not live near Pittsburg, Kansas, do not worry, each month, the Mobile STEM Unit will go on the road. The Next Stops on the list include Hays and Hoyt. 

We are taking  opens in a new windowSTEM EVENT REGISTRATIONS NOW: Space Limited!

For more information or if you want to submit a request for the KSSB Mobile STEM Unit to visit your area, contact:  opens in a new windowKylie Kilmercreate new email.

Please note that each participant is expected to wear a mask and maintain 6’ physical distance between family groups.

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