Integrating Computing and Robotics into Mathematics & CTE to Close the Achievement Gap & Preparing Students for Career and College
Free introductory workshop, sponsored by the California Department of Education
- Integrating Computing & Robotics into Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Integrated Math I & Career Technical Education
- Developing students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Providing computing education utilizing computer programming in C/C++ interpreter Ch and the Barobo Linkbot
- Implementing new teaching strategies and opportunities for personalized and collaborative learning through hands-on activities
- Adopting common core compliant curricula using computer programming
- Work to close the achievement gap and prepare students to be career and college ready
- two supplementary textbooks
- teaching materials
- one software license
- one modular robot Linkbot
- UC Davis C-STEM Center support for implementation of the program during the academic year
For critical mass, multiple teachers from the same school are encouraged to apply, especially a team of teachers teaching math and CTE subjects in grades 5-12.
Requirement: Each participant must be able to bring their own Windows laptop with XP or higher. Implementation at school sites requires access to a Windows computer lab at least 2-3 times per week.
Optional $100 for 1 Continuing Education Unit quarter credit from UC Davis Extension. Credit request forms available first day of class.
Cost: There is no application fee, as all expenses are covered by grants from the California Department of Education and National Science Foundation. However, attendance is limited.
Follow-up Professional Development: To learn more about integrated computing and STEM education using the C-STEM curriculum, you may participate in the C-STEM Summer Institute on Integrated Computing and STEM Education or on-site professional development held on Alameda County Office of Education and Fresno County Office of Education.
8am-5:00pm, Wednesday, May 21, 2014