Sunday 20 May 2012 00:00 Age: 2 yrs
Upcoming STREAM Educator Workshop on June 27 and 28, 2012 at iRobot
This year's STREAM workshop will take place on June 27 and 28, 2012, with workshop sessions on Artbotics both days, as well as small talks from other educators in the area that are using robotics to teach science, technology, engineering, and math.
Thursday, June 27 will feature a workshop session, "Artbotics: Attracting Students to STEM." Artbotics educators Diana Coluntino, Adam Norton, and Holly Yanco will introduce kinetic art concepts, a variety of sensor and motor types, and computer programming with Cricket Logo. Participants will create interactive art which will be presented in a short exhibition at the end of the day.
Friday, June 28 will be focused on best practices, featuring talks by teachers who have already adapted the Artbotics materials to their curriculum. Participating teachers will be asked to share their methods of implementation and outcomes of using the materials. We will also have breakout groups focusing on Artbotics at different age levels (e.g., middle school, high school, and college) and different types of programs (e.g., one week camps, after school programs, and integration into the curriculum).
Follow this link to register for STREAM 2012: http://tinyurl.com/stream-artbotics-2012