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Ready for Robotics? Addressing the Missing "T" and "E" of STEM in Early Childhood Education

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Overview

Would you like an exciting way to engage your early elementary students, while kindling and encouraging an interest in STEM? Consider giving robotics a try. It's easier than you think, and it incorporates two components of STEM, the "T" of technology and the "E" of engineering, that have been the most neglected in early childhood education. While much work on technology and engineering happens in later schooling, little is focused on the foundational years, despite the fact that interventions beginning in early childhood are associated with lower costs and longer lasting effects.
Join Dr. Amanda Sullivan of KinderLab Robotics, as she discusses the importance of technology and engineering curricula in pre-kindergarten through second grade. She will explore how you can use developmentally appropriate robotics and programming tools to address the missing "T" and "E" in early childhood settings. Amanda will also share examples of early childhood robotics curricula and provide resources that you can use to begin exploring these topics in your own classroom.




SPONSOR: This webinar is brought to you by KinderLabs Robotics . To learn more about how you can incorporate robotics into your elementary classroom, please visit http://kinderlabrobotics.com/.


Details

Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: ICT
Last aired on: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Early Learners, Sponsored, STEAM
Tags: Early Childhood, Elementary, Robotics, STEAM, STEM

Reviews (16)

Full Member
 
Informative - and no screen time is a plus.
 
Excellent ideas and creative ways to integrate technology without screen time!
 
This was great. I love the No-screen time option.
Full Member
+8
 
Excellent presentation.
 
Great early childhood information. Thmak you
 
Love KIBO idea!
Basic Member
 
Love those videos and the suggestions. Thank you.
Basic Member
+2
 
Very interesting! I really like the KIBO robot - I want one!
Basic Member
 
Great suggestions for introducing STEM to young learners.
Basic Member
 
Very interested
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