Wonder Workshop PD Course: Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Cue

This 12-hour professional learning course encourages middle school teachers to adopt computer science principles into their everyday teaching. 

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 tech tools can introduce students to computer science, addresses best practices of learning theory, 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 Cue 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 Ever-changing EdTech Landscape (2 hours)

  • A Call to Action
  • Jargon-wise
  • Agents of Change

MODULE 2: Constructing Student Autonomy (2 hours)

  • Game Changers
  • A Worthy Acronym: PBL
  • Designing Mindsets

MODULE 3: Computer Science Conundrum (2 hours)

  • The Reality of CS Adoption
  • Coding as the New Literacy
  • Equity in Computer Science

MODULE 4: Robots All Around Us (2 hours)

  • What is a Robot?
  • The History of Robots
  • Tomorrow's Job Market

MODULE 5: An Interdisciplinary Approach (2 hours)

  • To STEM-finity and Beyond!
  • Collaborative Goals
  • Show What You Know

MODULE 6: Robot Basics 101: Cue (2 hours)

  • Ready for Robot Guts?
  • One Powerful App
  • Time to Get Synced!
  • Content, Content, Content

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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