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

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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


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: Sponsored, STEM
Tags: Early Childhood, Elementary, Robotics, STEAM, STEM

Reviews (9)

Basic Member
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
Basic Member
Great ideas. I would like to figure out how to use this with middle school students
Full Member
Interesting ideas that could be used with a couple different robots. I am thinking that I could do some of the activities with Bee-Bots that I have. I am not sure if the dances would look as smooth as the ones done by the KIBO.
Full Member
Great perspective on working with the early childhood groups, sad that the cost of the KIBO makes it not an option in my situation.
Full Member
Nice presentation. I like that the robot is for the younger kids and it gives them the foundation for later practice.
Basic Member
Great presentation to demonstrate the Kibo robot targeted for ages 4 - 7. This platform offers a great introduction to computational thinking which prepares students for more advanced coding platforms in elementary school.
Basic Member
informative and interesting
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