Thousands of dollars will be heading to Springfield schools to help fund technology needs in the district.
The 2013 Horace Mann Charity Golf Classic led to $36,000 going to the Springfield Public Schools Foundation for technology needs. Lincoln Magnet Principal Nichole Heyen says it will once again help classes like teacher Jason Burgar’s 7th grade stem robotics class.
“Our students have an opportunity to work with Lego Mindstorms Robotics, looking at engaging students through hands on buiding experiences. We focus on science engineering and math.”
Burger’s class was created through a $2,400 grant. He says he doesn’t have to worry about student boredom when they’re building and operating robots in class.
“They’re so engaged. The level of engagement is ridiculous so I get to be more of a facilitator and just kind of point them in the right direction. It’s all self paced, which is really nice and I have yet to hear of a kid so far this year that is not psyched to be in the class.”
The proceeds of the Horace Mann money will continue to help fund technology needs throughout the district.