Online Professional Development for Districts Using the C-STEM/Barobo Mathematics with Robotics and/or CS/STEAM with Robotics Curricula
(either as supplementary or full curriculum)
Barobo and the UC Davis C-STEM Center provide professional development sessions for teachers and administrators at school districts that choose to use the Mathematics with Robotics and/or CS/STEAM with Robotics curricula. Typically these sessions consist of two 2.5-hour sessions or three 1.5-hour sessions to get started. Sessions can be arranged to fit a district's needs and schedule, and follow-up sessions can be arranged as well.
The sessions cover an introduction to the RoboBlockly integrated learning environment and K-12 curriculum, its use with virtual and hardware robots, and its Classroom Management System. Topics include:
Enhancing Math, CS, and STEAM education using robots and the RoboBlockly Prime Curriculum on Mathematics with Robotics and CS/STEAM with Robotics to stimulate students’ creativity and imagination
Using the Class Management System in RoboBlockly to manage classes, add student accounts, assign homework, grade student submitted homework, and provide feedback, as well as create tests and assessment.
Bringing student-friendly robotics and making technologies into distance learning, classrooms, CTE pathways, and after-school programs
Programming and controlling both virtual and hardware robots using block-based programming and understanding the connection to C programming
Applying coding and robotics activities to subjects such as math, science, engineering, and art
Connecting coding and robotics activities to CCSS Math, NGSS, and CS standards
If there are enough participants, sessions can be customized by grade level (e.g., TK-2, 3-6, 7-12). Previous coding or robotics experience is not required.
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Results and Testimonials
Improving 3rd Grade Standard Math Test Scores by 72% Over 4 Years
Comments from recent onsite workshops:
"This workshop is great and I have a lot of ideas for classroom application in my school. This includes tech classes, math, and 'exploration' classes." Donna Chastang, 8th grade technology teacher, Indianapolis
"Thank you, super informative and easy to follow for someone who has never used programming." Courtney Hesse, 4th grade teacher, Walnut Creek, California
“The instructor covered an insane amount of content in a concise way that I felt was easy to understand. The Linkbot seems incredibly durable and I am impressed with the modular abilities of it.” Jason Kissell, K-12 tech coach, Grove City, Ohio
"I thoroughly enjoyed the interactive, hands-on activities. The presenter did a fantastic job!" Ed Mondragon, STEM/CTE Coordinator, Granite School District, Salt Lake City