AVID-Wonder Workshop Partnership Brings Coding and Robotics to Classrooms
Nonprofit AVID is working to provide educators with the training, knowledge and skills to teach Wonder Workshop's coding and robotics activities in the classroom.
- By Sara Friedman
In order to help students prepare for college, nonprofit AVID is partnering with Wonder Workshop to make it easier for schools and districts to access the tools and professional learning capabilities need to teach coding and robotics. Through the partnership, AVID will make Wonder Workshop's robots and professional development available to 6,400 member schools.
Coding and robotics provide an exciting opportunity for AVID educators to integrate
hands-on, creative learning experiences into their classrooms," said AVID CEO Sandy Husk. "This partnership enables us to offer 70,000 AVID teachers access to high-caliber professional learning needed to introduce foundational 21st-century knowledge into their classrooms."
Wonder Workshop's robots are currently used in more than 20,000 elementary and middle schools to encourage student exploration of computer science principles through activities. The company's Teach Wonder professional development program gives teachers a 12-hour in depth online lesson in the fundamentals of computer science and robotics.
More information about the partnership can be found here.
Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe covering education policy and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.
Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.
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