Pitsco Education is launching several solutions that tie together robotics and coding for K–12 education.
Lodi Unified School District in California is planning to launch a robotics academy in time for the 2019-2020 school year.
Two STEM education companies are working together to market robotic kits with components, curriculum and professional development.
Robotics programs across the country are appealing to non-STEM-oriented students too, even as they learn science, tech, engineering and math (along with a whole bunch of soft skills) on the side.
KinderLab Robotics has released a new curriculum for early elementary grades designed to support education in robotics, coding and computational thinking. "Growing with KIBO - A Progressive Robotics Curriculum for Grades K–2" also offers integration with arts and literacy activities.
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.
Amazon Web Services is making it easier for developers to develop, test and deploy robotics applications in the cloud through AWS RoboMaker.
PCS Edventures is hosting a STEM-focused video contest that will award nearly $20,000 in drone gear to five students and their schools.
KinderLab Robotics, maker of the KIBO robotics kit, has released a curriculum guide that provides lesson plans for student self-directed activities that can take place in a makerspace or other school activity center.
The company also recently opened up the platform to allow teachers to create their own lessons and customize already-available units. The new customization feature enables teachers to create, modify and submit lessons that can be shared with the community.
Over the last few years, I've watched from afar as Pittsburgh's Remake Learning initiative has blossomed into a resource-rich network. Its 533-member organizations are striving to inspire and equip the next generation of innovators, problem-solvers and critical thinkers through hands-on, relevant learning.
The use of drone technology captivates students while allowing them to learn abstract concepts in off-the-ground ways.