Robotics in the Classroom
We will provide food, robots, and experts to help you on your robotics journey. The playdate is free, but please register!
Design Lab Playdates
The Design Lab playdates are designed for K-12 pre- and in-service educators and other adults who work with youth during and after school. The playdates are an opportunity to get hands-on with the wide variety of the technology, computer science, and computational thinking resources available from the Design Lab in an environment where trying things out and learning from our mistakes is encouraged. The tools and activities being shared are low floor - high ceiling which means we can help you create an activity that is appropriate for whatever age group you work with.
Spring 2022 Playdate Resources
- Programming Life - This is an awesome example of integrating CS into another subject area plus it's a great intro to Scratch no matter what you teach!
- Robot Challenge: Finch Jousting - Bring Finches to your classroom through the Finch Robot Loan Program
- Micro:bit Resources
- Introduction to Choose Your Own Adventure with Twine
- Makey Makey Projects
- 3D Design and Code Resources
Meet the Design Lab Facilitators
Kim Wilkens is an EdD student in curriculum & instruction with a focus on innovation and computer science education. She is also the founder of Tech-Girls. Kim has extensive experience organizing professional learning opportunities for educators.
Eric Bredder is a PhD student with a focus on STEM Education and teacher professional development. He co-teaches the EDIS5070 - Enhancing Technology Instruction course for pre-service teachers and has strong connections with local educators in STEM and CTE.