“This spring, the Grade 3/4 cohort at Bert Ambrose designed and built computer interfaces in an 8-week project titled “Designing with People in Mind.” Students were challenged to build a computer interface, in most cases a video-game controller, for a person with a specific physical impairment. Students developed their critical and imaginative thinking to plan, design and build. All of the students left the experience with a more robust and active understanding of how electrical circuits work in conjunction with computer code.
The 8 ADST sessions for this project were coupled with 8 growth mindset lessons to nurture student resilience. While it was great to see students succeed early in the project, many of the most rewarding learning experiences were won by students who triumphed after working through multiple setbacks.”