Wonder Workshop PD Course: Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Dash & Dot

Gain a broader understanding of how coding and robotics fit into your everyday teaching by taking Wonder Workshop's first online professional learning course designed for elementary teachers. This 12-hour course focuses on making a meaningful shift towards 21st century teaching and learning.

Online course only--no robots included.


Gain a broader understanding of how coding and robotics fit into your everyday teaching with this foundational course (12 hours in total). Explore how these tech tools can introduce students to computer science, addresses best practices of learning theory, how they complement thoughtful instructional design, and impact classroom environments. Delve into the why before tackling the what and the how of Wonder Workshop’s robots.

Each course module begins with an introduction and learning objectives for you, the educator, and then wraps up with a concrete connection to the 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 Wonder Workshop's Discussion Forum and FlipGrid (video reflections). Each course module is designed to take about two hours to complete (12 hours in total).

MODULE 1: The Evolution of EdTech (2 hours)

  • How Tech-savvy Are You?
  • The History of EdTech
  • Your EdTech Adoption: SAMR & DOK Models

MODULE 2: Personalizing Pedagogy (2 hours)

  • Learning Theories 101
  • The A, B, Cs (well V, A, K) of Learning Styles
  • Active Approaches to PBL

MODULE 3: Pathways to Computer Science (2 hours)

  • Robots All Around Us
  • Coding as the New Literacy
  • Gender Stereotypes in STEM

MODULE 4: Making Room for the 4 Cs (2 hours)

  • Classrooms Around the World
  • A Culture of Collaboration
  • Maker Mindsets

MODULE 5: Transforming Daily Instruction (2 hours)

  • Moving Forward with Backward Design
  • Creating Learning Objectives
  • Assessing Assessments

MODULE 6: Robot Basics 101 (2 hours)

  • Ready for Robot Guts?
  • Wonder Workshop Suite of Apps & Accessories
  • Ready, Set, Code!

Following course purchase, you will receive a Litmos platform login and will have a newly extended 6-month period (180 days) to complete the course.

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