Inspired by the books The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown, join our Robot Generals, Michael Griffith and Sherrie Dennis, for three days of getting to know the Edison robot platform and coding platforms (EdBlocks, EdScratch, and EdPy). Engineer solutions to Roz (Wild Robot) inspired challenges our Robot Generals have dreamed up. You will even get a chance to program Edisons to square dance! Starting with a simple bar code scan and progressing through drag-and-drop block Scratch programming, and ending with Python – a legitimate programming language used in the real world, teachers from a wide grade range will experience how they can engage their students with these powerful little robots. Teacher teams will receive a STEMAZing kit with 12 robots, 1 EduMat, 6 EdCreate kits, spare parts kit, rechargeable batteries and more. Everything you need to establish a small army of programmable robots will be included in the STEMAZing kit valued at more than $600.
APPLICATION REQUIRED: To attend this strand, you must first apply as a team (two teachers from the same school). If you are accepted, your team will receive the passcode to register. Applications will be reviewed in the order received and approved for registration until the strand fills. You are not allowed to attend this strand if you have participated it in the past.
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Audience: K-12th Grade Teachers
(In order to maximize the impact of this workshop, only educators who work directly with students will be allowed to register and receive a kit. Please contact DaNel Hogan if you would like to attend but are in an administrative role.)
Facilitators: Sherrie Dennis and Michael Griffith
Cost: $150 for team of two teachers includes materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.
This workshop is part of the STEMAZing Institute. The STEMAZing Project’s philosophy on teacher professional development is simple: It must be hands-on and engaging – putting the educators in the seat of the students to experience STEM lessons firsthand. It must provide the educators with the equipment and supplies they need to implement the lessons and activities in their classrooms the next day if they choose. It must be facilitated by master educators who have themselves been in the classroom.
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Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class. Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund. Cancellations must be emailed to BOTH: firstname.lastname@example.org AND AR@schools.pima.gov. No refunds will be given for “no shows.” If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.