This news has been received from: wtop.com

All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.

mail: [NewsMag]

Students participate in STAMP Camp at Adelphi’s Mary Harris “Mother” Jones Elementary School. (WTOP/John Domen)

Anyone coming through the hallways of Mary Harris “Mother” Jones Elementary School in Adelphi, Maryland, had to keep their heads up, looking up toward the ceiling, because you never knew when a drone might drop down on you.

Over the last four weeks, hundreds of kids have been coming to the school, as well as three other schools around Prince George’s County, to participate in STAMP Camp. STAMP stands for Science, Technology, Aerospace and Math Program.

“This camp was specifically designed with aerospace and aviation in mind,” said Dr. Terri Jefferson, an instructional technology specialist in Prince George’s County Public Schools’ Title I Department.

Jefferson helped design these camps in a partnership with NASA. On the final day, kids flew drones, used pool noodles to play a sport, and designed robots to sumo wrestle — but as much as the kids learned, it seemed like they were mostly just having fun.

“We purposefully did not want this to feel like summer school,” said Jefferson. “You’re not in summer school. This is an enrichment program where they had fun.”

  • More Prince George’s County News
  • More Local News
  • More Education News

The program at the Adelphi school drew students from all over the northern part of the county. Similar camps are being held in four other parts of the county, too, providing transportation and meals for the kids, since they come from Title I, or low income, areas.

“We were asked to put together a camp that you would want your own child to go to,” said Jefferson.

“I’ve learned about coding, I’ve learned how to fly a drone, all that good stuff,” said Ethan McDonald of Laurel. Asked how much fun the program was, he said on a scale of one to 10, it was an 11.

“Every single Friday, we do Space Olympics, and a Space Olympics is like, we do games, and the winner gets a prize,” said Madison Romero of Hyattsville. She won a drone competition.

“For the drones, we do tricks,” she explained. “One of them, you have to do a flip. The other one is like, drop the drone and it breaks apart. The drones are breakable so they’re easy to build back,” she reassured.

She went on describing how she coded her robots to make facial expressions, as if it was something any soon-to-be fifth grader can do.

Denise China-Johnson, who was a co-coordinator of the program at Mother Jones, said she’s seen tremendous growth in these kids over the last four weeks.

“Kids who are shy day one, don’t want to speak, they become leaders, they become the program managers,” she explained.

Kids are learning more than they think while they’re having all that fun.

“They learn perseverance, something that they are not particularly high skilled at, being able to meet a challenge successfully, and then keep redesigning,” China-Johnson said.

And it’s been happening every day.

“Not only are they learning it, but a lot of the teachers are saying, ‘I’m going to bring some of these elements to my classroom this year,'” said Jefferson. “This is great and if you can look at the faces of the teachers, I kind of wonder who’s having more fun here.”

News Source: wtop.com

Tags: adelphi john domen prince georges county schools prince george’s county prince george’s george’s county i’ve learned the teachers the program said jefferson the program the county she explained china johnson they become

Pedophile dies after drinking cloudy liquid as jury found him guilty of child sexual assault

Next News:

FBI report concludes trigger was pulled on set of Alec Baldwins Rust

"The District Attorney’s office has been working with Suffolk County PD, and Baldwin’s lawyer to acquire the phone records," Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said. "Once Suffolk County PD completes its agency assist and sends those records to New Mexico law enforcement, our detectives will need to then thoroughly review those phone records for evidentiary purposes."

In April, the Santa Fe Sheriff's Office released bodycam footage showing Baldwin holding the gun before the incident. The footage also shows Hutchins and Souza on the ground after they were shot. In the video, Baldwin can be seen telling officers that he did not pull the trigger.

As of now, no criminal charges related to the incident have been filed.

ABC News stated that it reached out to representatives for Baldwin and Hannah Gutierrez Reed — who oversaw all weapons on the "Rust" set — but did not receive a response as of Saturday morning.

Other News

  • Crime and Public Safety | Witnesses sought after California deputy shoots, wounds one during arrest attempt
  • Brand-New Rankings Reveal Massachusetts' Wealthiest Counties
  • Drunk Driver Nabbed For Leaving Scene Of Crash That Killed Woman In Ronkonkoma, Police Say
  • Environment | Ban on wild cow milking plus spurs and bucking straps could threaten Alameda Countys rodeos
  • Crime and Public Safety | Exclusive: Alameda County children wait as caseworkers fail to urgently respond to reports of abuse
  • Column: When a sheriff OKs harassing a pastor for a Batmobile, it’s time for accountability
  • Shoppers rave about B&M’s £3 fly screen which lets you keep your windows open but the bugs out in the heat
  • Michels Win Highlights New Wisconsin Political Map
  • Florida School Slaps Advisory Labels on More than 100 LGBTQ, Race-Based Books
  • Puppy Stolen At Gunpoint Found Dead In Prince George's County, Owner Says
  • Puppy Stolen At Gunpoint Found Dead In Prince George's County
  • Motorcyclist Killed In Fairfax County Crash
  • Mystery after three bodies found in Montgomery County residential area & cops launch probe
  • Crashes and Disasters | Map: Six Rivers lightning fire in Humboldt and Trinity counties
  • ‘We have lost an incredible champion.’ Ventura County mourns beloved public servant
  • Details Released In Fiery Arlington Restaurant Crash (VIDEO)
  • Details Released In Fiery Arlington Restaurant Crash
  • Serious Motorcycle Crash Closes Ocean County Roadway
  • Former NBA Champion Drops Truth Bomb on Knicks Young Cornerstone