STEM Application with Robots
Even if teachers have no prior coding or engineering knowledge they can implement STEM and coding in the classroom or after school program. With this Profesional Learning, teachers will be able to use engaging robots to teach math, NGSS science and coding!
About the Facilitators:
Our technology-savvy Instructors have an enthusiasm that is infectious and they will have any teacher who wants to learn, teaching and loving STEM with robots and coding. With years of coding and engineering backgrounds, as well as teaching experience, they make sure that teachers are successful and help with the hard stuff: getting started, setting up technology, operation of robots, lesson plans to fit schedules, and learning coding.
We have helped schools and universities set up online courses and know the ins and outs of how to get started teaching online. We can coach teachers through the technology as well as the social aspects of setting up online classrooms and communicating with students.
STEM PD Goals:
Classroom-focused: Modeling a student-centered, hands-on approach, this program equips educators with actionable and practical strategies that inform daily classroom instruction.
Personalized: The two-way video conference sessions can be set up as 1 hour, 90 minutes, or 2 hours and easily fit into teacher's schedules. There are additional videos and step-by-step instructions online that teachers complete at their own pace. After-PD support is also provided throughout the term. Our instructors have even teleconferenced into classrooms and helped teachers out with the first day of class!
Special Discounted Offer: Sign up for a PD session and get a free robot!
On-Site training is also available. Contact Us to request a quote for PD sessions.
How Do We Engage Teachers in STEM?
Teachers enjoy these aspects of PD from Exploring Robotics:
Implementing an Exploring Robotics Course PD
Teachers enjoy learning about the robots and how they can facilitate the class with the online lessons which are pre-built for student self-paced learning. The Exploring Robotics Curriculum is NGSS and CC standards-based and scaffolds from easy to more complex topics. Created by teachers for teachers, the lessons are well-planned and comprehensive.
Each course has step-by-step instructions and videos for students to use to learn coding and robotics concepts. Teachers can use these same step-by-step methods to learn the coding and robotics concepts that are new to them. They appreciate having a coach on hand, ready to answer any questions and explain how the concepts apply to NGSS standards.
Teachers are surrounded with reliable support throughout the term.
We encourage teacher collaboration by having a group attend the PD sessions and work together to implement the lessons across Science, Math, Music, Arts, ELA, and a STEM Lab in the Library.