• STEAM

    WFISD’s emphasis on STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math –
    blossomed into after-school robotics clubs that began in 2016-17. WFISD
    purchased littleBits robotics circuitry for its five robotics clubs. The 2017-18
    school year was a growth year as several more schools – including the middle
    schools – showed interest in starting after-school robotics programs. The robotics
    equipment brings an artistic expression to typically linear and quantitative
    subjects like science/technology/engineering/math, as it invites students to figure
    out what they want to build and invent instead of giving them a prescribed list of
    instructions to follow.


    2016-17: Milam Elementary, Southern Hills Elementary, Lamar Elementary, Booker T. Washington Elementary, Crockett Elementary
    2017-18: Sheppard Elementary, McNiel Middle School