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'AgBots: Kids Programming for the Future'

Autonomous robots have entered the field of agriculture, helping farmers meet the pressure to feed more people. Come see junior bots in action, programmed and built by elementary students to perform tasks that can prepare them for future careers. Programming requires collaboration, perseverance, critical and creative thinking as students work through the engineering process to meet a challenge – all skills useful in academics and the real world. See the fun and rewards these students have experienced. Learn how your students can be a part of this program, and how agriculture can be exciting and high-tech!

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Johnnie Keel
Email: jkeel@norman.k12.ok.us
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Person Type: Primary Presenter
State: Oklahoma
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Main Phone: 4057779445
Biosketch: Johnnie Keel is a graduate from the University of Oklahoma and has been a National Board Certified Teacher since 1999. She is the Gifted Resource Coordinator for third, fourth, and fifth graders at Truman Elementary in Norman, Oklahoma. Johnnie provides weekly enrichment's for over 150 students and teaches two advanced math classes. She also provides school wide enrichment's that extend the curriculum for all her students. Johnnie is an out of the box thinker and an avid grant writer. She has visited Europe for 21 days twice as a Fund for Teachers fellow and has been to Japan as part of the Hitachi Teacher Exchange. She loves teaching her students AITC lessons and has presented at the State AITC conference for several years. Johnnie started the Junior Botball program at her school in 2015. The program continues to grow each year with students excited to learn coding and robotics.
Organization/Affiliation: Truman Elementary/Norman Public Schools