Mr. Hejda & Mrs. Ellis attend Robotics Training for Future Bagley Competitions
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Thursday, August 03, 2017
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NGEMC Hosts Robotics Training for Local Schools

   On July 18, North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation (NGEMC) hosted a Lego robotics training program, for several area teachers, at its Dalton office. These elementary and middle school educators, from schools serviced by NGEMC, are preparing to facilitate robotic classes or club teams that will provide students with the opportunity to compete in tournaments during the upcoming school year.  Instructed by a seasoned Lego robotics trainer, Mrs. Ellis and Mr. Hejda from Bagley Middle School built robots while learning more about competition guidelines, design options, and the programming software. The teachers are eager to utilize the new Lego robotics kits to provide their students with a greater understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and robotics. This education may lead to increased student interest in fields such as engineering and programming.

   The Tennessee Valley Authority supports the Lego Robotics program by providing starter kits to the area schools served by one of TVA’s local power companies, such as NGEMC.  NGEMC’s Amy Blankenship commented, “Teachers work incredibly hard to prepare our community’s future leaders and workforce.  NGEMC considers it a privilege to partner with our local, passionate educators to support STEM education and inspire students to constantly embrace learning.”  

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