La PORTE — A giant white van — chock full of touch-screen monitors, virtual reality headsets, robotic arms and other high-tech marvels of the digital age — will soon be rolling out to schools across La Porte County.
Leaders with the La Porte County Library recently unveiled their plans to create a new mobile classroom, which will contain the latest instructional technology in an effort to enhance STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in the community. The custom-designed vehicle is currently under construction and is expected to arrive from the manufacturer in August, library officials said.
Containing seven 4-person workstations, the mobile classroom will have space for around 28 students, plus instructors. Specially trained library