On June 27th, 2017, Nextech will be collborating with CAITE and ECEP to host a free professional development for teachers focused on implementing artbotics in the classroom. Artbotics is a program designed to introduce students to art, computer science, and robotics, by creating interactive, kinetic sculptures.
The program has been used by many age levels, including middle school, high school, and college, with a variety of technologies, such as the Super Cricket, Lego Mindstorms, and Arduino. Artbotics professional development workshops focus on a variety of activities for use in the classroom to teach aspects of programming (sequencing, looping, if statements) and robotics (building mechanisms, reacting to sensor input), which educators will participate in and learn how to implement for their own use. The curriculum has been used for middle school, high school, and college programs. Workshop participants can work in pairs to accommodate more educators in a single workshop.
Interested educators can sign up at this link: https://goo.gl/forms/t1tdJ5gMfkzyYWCg2
Check out artbotics.org for more information!