Professional Development

A Free Online Workshop for Teachers and Administrators on

"Integrating Robotics and Arduino into CS and STEAM Distance Learning"

As school districts work to integrate 21st-century CS education into their STEAM curriculum,  one significant challenge is the need for professional development to bring teachers and administrators up to speed. This is even more important as districts, schools, and teachers face the challenges of distance learning. That’s why the C-STEM Center at the University of California, Davis and Barobo are partnering to offer a free online workshop on integrating coding, robotics, and Arduino computing activities into classroom teaching and distance learning. Participants will learn how to enhance CS and STEAM education using online coding and robotics activities at RoboBlockly (www.roboblockly.com), in combination with hardware Linkbot robots and Arduino microcontroller boards, in order to build students' problem-solving abilities and stimulate their creativity and imagination.  

Previous coding or robotics experience is not required. Participants may purchase Linkbot and/or Arduino hardware in advance, but it is not required for the workshop.

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Comments from recent onsite workshops:

  • "Wow, I think this 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

Online Workshops

The online workshops listed below are open to all teachers and school administrators. If you would like to schedule a tailored workshop for your school or district, please contact us.

Onsite Workshops (currently on hiatus)

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