This fall, Mrs. Walker led Lower School’s launch of a 1:1 robotics program for grades 2-4 using the Ozobot robotics platform. Students each received their own backpack-friendly robot, allowing every girl to hone her computer science and computational thinking skills, whether she was learning at home or in the classroom. Mrs. Walker also oversaw the launch of a 1:1 program for 1st grade using screen-free KIBO robots, which introduce girls to coding fundamentals while limiting screen time at this important developmental stage.
“Research suggests that women are underrepresented in STEAM fields and careers. At The Agnes Irwin School, our STEAM programming is designed to ignite creativity and curiosity and directly address the STEAM gender gap,” Mrs. Walker shared in the interview. “By establishing a program that spans grades PreKindergarten all the way to grade 12, we can create a supportive STEAM ecosystem that responds to the needs of our students at different stages of their development.”
Ozobot says Mrs. Walker’s superpowers are energy and experimentation, and we completely agree!