The DART Foundation presented Waxahachie ISD with a grant for $50,840 through their Spotlight on Secondary STEM program. Theresa Smithey, secondary science curriculum coordinator for Waxahachie ISD, was responsible for securing the funds through the grant application process.
With the grant funds, Mrs. Smithey has purchased Ozobots and Spheros, which are programmable robots that help teach content and coding simultaneously. The use of these robots will help to develop a more student-centered classroom, while providing experience with coding to help students develop an interest in engineering and other STEM careers.
Waxahachie ISD is grateful to the DART Foundation for their generosity.