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Monroe Elementary students demonstrate use of technology at Coding at the Capitol

Monroe Elementary students and staff at the Capitol on Jan. 19(02/10/2023) On Jan. 19, eight students from Monroe Elementary School - Mathematics, Science and Children’s Engineering spent the day at the Minnesota State Capitol building demonstrating computer science concepts through various resources used regularly by Monroe students.

As a specialty school, Monroe offers Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Launch curriculum, allowing students to explore engineering, computer programming and science concepts in a fun, engaging and collaborative way. 

Through its PLTW partnership, Monroe received the opportunity to participate in “Coding at the Capitol,” where students demonstrated to lawmakers engaging hands-on coding activities using the following tools: Sphero Indy Cars, Mouse coding, Scratch Ju, Lego WeDo 2.0, Spheros and Scratch.

View photos of Monroe students and staff participating in "Coding at the Capitol" Jan. 19.