LAWTON, Okla._The Lawton Academy of Arts and Sciences held a pop up workshop to encourage academic creativity in technology students.
The workshop gave students from grades 6-12 the chance to learn about and experiment with Arduino boards, which are small circuit boards used in DIY projects.
In addition to providing the tech students with a hands-on experience with the basics of coding, the workshop gave students a key skill that teachers say they can carry with them into college and beyond.
"I think that there's something that really connects the concepts with the programming with seeing something physical happen with it. And the sooner they get exposed to these concepts of programming, the easier it's going be for them down the road if they decide to go into this as their career," Justin Smith, teacher, said.