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Cultivate Critical Skills and Motivate Students with Social Robots and Visual Programming

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Would you like an innovative, engaging way to teach your students a variety of critical skills all while cultivating an interest in STEM-related subjects and teaching them valuable, easy-to-learn visual programming skills? Join Dr. Gregory Firn as he explores how robots and robotics in the classroom can be used to motivate students and improve academic performance, leading to increased enrollment in advanced areas of science and mathematics. He will show how interacting with these robots through the use of visual programming can enhance critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, creativity, and social skills. In addition to discussing the benefits of next generation coding and visual programming, Gregory will show how easy it is for teachers to learn and will provide examples of how it can be incorporated in K-12 classrooms. He will introduce you to Robots4STEM, which helps to build and enhance STEM-related skills, and to Robots4Autisim, which helps to increase engagement and cultivate social skills. Come discover how to put this cutting edge, educational resource to work in your schools.

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Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: ICT
Last aired on: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Administrator Resources, Sponsored, STEAM
Tags: coding, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, Math, RoboKind, Robotics, robots, Science, social skills, STEM, Visual Programming

Reviews (23)

Basic Member
Great info. Yes, students should be ready for STEM/STEAM prior to middle school.
Basic Member
Thank you!
Thank you
Nice work
Interesting to learn, "for almost all kids who go on to be STEM majors, their spark for science happens by third grade." I like the 5 C's of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking, and computational thinking. G for "Grit" so cool.
Basic Member
Full Member
This was great! I love it when people bring up the fact that students are ready for STEM/ STEAM activities way before middle and school. In order to better prepare our students, we must engage them at the earliest of ages.
Full Member
Great! Thank You
Informative - Gave me a better insight on STEM.
Basic Member
Awesome! Thanks for sharing
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