Next year, Windsor Mill Middle School will offer a Drone elective to 90% of its students. While WMMS has had a drone club for some time, when WMMS was named an International Baccalaureate candidate school in April, a new opportunity opened up to offer Drone Technology as a class. Since becoming a BCPS Lighthouse School four years ago, WMMS has integrated technology into the fabric of instruction. Drones can now be use to enhance learning even further. Principal Chambers noted, “There are math and science implications in flying drones. And it’s fun. What better way is there to make learning fun? It doesn’t get any better than this.”
Krystal Hockenbrock, teacher of WMMS FALS class was as delighted as her students with the adventure. “See the able, not the label,” she declared passionately. The team laughed with delight moments later when the students mastered the skill of flipping the drones high in the air. “With the right supports, our FALS students can do the same thing as other student do. They can learn and use technology, just like everyone else.” And have fun in the process.