At Louisville Summer Camps, Robots Meets Literacy to Support Vulnerable Students | Kirsten Clodfelter

Shawnta Spencer sits in a tall chair at the front of the classroom, the projector set up behind her. She’s getting ready to show her students a
video from California’s Salinas Valley, where giant robots roll through crops of lettuce and use high-pressure water knives to harvest vegetables. This kind of technology is changing the future of farming, and Spencer wants to make sure her students have a sense of what the robotics field is capable of achieving. In doing so, Spencer offers learners a window into their own futures and potential career paths.

The 25 kids in her classroom at …

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