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The Lawndale Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Coding (TREC) Program introduces students to these technology concepts in elementary school through school Makerspaces.


Each elementary school has a designated Makerspace, a room stocked with learning materials to support the TREC goals. At middle school, students may take a technology elective to continue their learning in this area.


The focus for the 2022-23 school year is on 5th and select 6th graders. Students in both grade levels will complete a CS First coding unit using the Scratch programming language. In the 2023-24 school year, 4th and select 7th/8th graders will participate in the program. Students will learn identified California Computer Science standards through their work. 

The pictures below highlight students learning about coding and Lego robotics.

Teaching working with students in Makerspace

Engineering: Third grade students had to build a tower with specific constraints (only 10 Keva planks, 2 minutes to complete, height of over 30 centimeters). 

Coding: Elementary students use a variety of tools to learn and practice beginning coding. Students have access to iPads and Osmo bases/games to learn coding as well as Blue-bots and maps to practice what they are learning.