Remake Learning Days
Event Title: Take Flight: A Journey through Disabilities with Paper Airplanes
Date and Time: May 13, 2021 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Introduction: Come take flight and join us for this 1.5 hour long virtual session to create and fly paper airplanes. While you build your airplanes, you will experience what it is like to have various disabilities and explore possible solutions.
Description: This virtual session will allow students to learn about the engineering process as they explore how to create paper airplanes that meet specific criteria. As they move through the different steps of the process, they will experience simulations of four disabilities: Reading Disability, Motor Impairment, Writing Disability, and Executive Functioning Challenges. They will not only be introduced to basic engineering concepts, but will also experience the world of disabilities. This session will be led by Educational Consultants from the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit. The Westmoreland Intermediate Unit's mission is to provide a collective support system to enhance educational opportunities for our community and the students we serve.