Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Cue™ Online Professional Development Course Plus Cue™ Robot
Product Number: Z52051
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Designed for middle school teachers, this online professional development course introduces teachers to the world of coding and robotics using the innovative Cue™ coding robot, making it easier than ever for you to bring STEAM into your classroom. This professional development course helps you weave coding and robotics into your classroom and encourages 21st-century pedagogy and methodology for your everyday practice. By beginning with the why of computer science, you'll discover ways to weave computational thinking and creative problem solving into your everyday instructional practices. Dive into theory and practice new concepts with creative and reflective learning activities, all while connecting with a larger community of like-minded educators from across the country. Explore how computer science introduces new tech tools, addresses best practices of learning theory, complements thoughtful instructional design, and impacts classroom environments.
Each professional development course module begins with an introduction and learning objectives for you, the educator, then wraps up with a concrete connection to the Cue™ robot. The modules contain a mix of original and curated multimedia content, leveraging expertise and opinions from the field, plus have multiple checkpoints for reflection via the Discussion Forum and FlipGrid (video reflections). Each course module is designed to take about 1-2 hours (12 hours total). NOTE: Following course purchase, you will recieve a Litmos platform login and will have 6-month period (180 days) to complete the course.
Module 1: The Ever-changing Edtech Landscape (2 hours)
- A Call to Action
- Agents of Change
Module 2: Constructing Student Autonomy (2 hours)
- Game Changers
- A Worthy Acronym: PBL
- Designing Mindsets
Module 3: Computer Science Conundrum (2 hours)
- The Reality of CS Adoption
- Coding as the New Literacy
- Equity in Computer Science
Module 4: Robots All Around Us (2 hours)
- What Is a Robot?
- The History of Robots
- Tomorrow's Job Market
Module 5: An Interdisciplinary Approach (2 hours)
- To STEM-finity and Beyond!
- Collaborative Goals
- Show What You Know
Module 6: Robot Basics 101: Cue™ (2 hours)
- Ready for Robot Guts?
- One Powerful App
- Time to Get Synced!
- Content, Content, Content
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