Robotics in the Classroom

Hands on workshop

Robotics is an engaging way to develop creativity and critical thinking in students, encouraging them to learn problem solving skills.

Following on from our popular ‘Coding in the Classroom’ workshop, this one-day workshop equips K-8 teachers and school leaders to understand the context and how to start their students using robotics.

This workshop is designed for teachers to develop foundational skills and confidence in using robots in the classroom. Through a variety of hands-on activities you will learn about planning, creating and debugging programs; controlling movement using motors and sensors; and evaluating the differences between a number of different robots.

In this hands on workshop, participants will:

  • learn about the background and purpose of robotics in education

  • explore where computational thinking and coding can be applied across the curriculum

  • compare a range of robots suitable for the classroom, including Sphero, LEGO WeDo and EV3, Edison, Dash, Jimu, Beebot and mBot

  • complete in-depth activities with Sphero and LEGO Ev3 robots

  • undertake activities to build skills and confidence, and to take back to their classroom

  • be provided with resources to get started in the classroom

Considering the focus on STEM education, new syllabus and opportunities across the curriculum, it’s a great time to develop coding and robotics at your school.

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Completing Robotics in the Classroom will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.




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