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Innovation In Action

Innovation in Action was written and shared on the Vision in Practice Blog, on the request of Catherine McGuinness of Mansfield ISD.


Robotics competitions provide innovative opportunities to capture student’s curiosity. Students work individually and in teams to solve challenges that tap into Science, Math, Computer Science, and other subject area knowledge and skills. There are various contests that are held throughout the year across the state requiring different levels of skills.


One example of these contests is the TCEA Mindstorms Robotics Contest that uses Lego based robots. There are two different challenges that engage students, the arena challenge and student inventions. Each challenge requires students to tap into content skills as well as soft skills or social skills.

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