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The Sutter County Superintendent of Schools Office plays an important role in the delivery of quality education to the students of this county. We provide direct service instructional programs to nearly 9,500 students annually through infant programs, special education, vocational/ occupational programs, outdoor science, and alternative education. These programs are operated more efficiently by the county than by a school district (with economy of scale) and more appropriately than a school district with confined boundaries. The Sutter County Superintendent of Schools Office provides these services to district students through cooperative agreements among participants.
Robotics Program Comes to Browns Elementary
Students at Browns Elementary had a lot of fun with BB-8 robots, the new droid in the movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” But was it all just fun and games? Of course not! Students learned about the benefits of remote controlled robots and artificial intelligence for human needs, learning about examples of robots performing various tasks in both school and work settings. Computer science is made very accessible to elementary-age students (or students of all ages!) through applications that teach programming through the use of code blocks, like Code.org. These activities help students learn important concepts related to how computer code is structured to control the actions of robots, animated characters in games and more. It’s definitely an exercise in critical thinking! For more information about BB-8 and other STEM activities, contact Cynthia Sargent, our STEM Professional Development coordinator.