Bill Sorenson, South Stanly High School Electronics teacher, was recently chosen as a recipient of one of the 2016 Bright Ideas Grants provided by Pee Dee Electric. For more than 20 years, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives have offered Bright Ideas education grants to teachers in K-12 classrooms, giving teachers the means to put their creative teaching ideas into action.
Sorenson will use the Bright Ideas Grant to fund a robotics
project at South Stanly. In the project, Sorenson’s high school students will
learn how to program and operate small humanoid robots. These high school
students will later have the opportunity to demonstrate their programming
skills and gain public speaking practice through a presentation of their
humanoid robots to elementary classes. Students will have robots perform
various tasks, including: performing push-ups,