Webinar Insights: Robotics ‘Out of the Classroom’
How do you support STEM and robotics outside of the classroom? In this webinar, our team of experts were joined by educator Kenny Bae from UBTECH Education’s Teacher Ambassador Program (TAP) to share his experience utilizing UKITs in camps and afterschool programs.
Here were some key takeaways:
1. Virtual robotics camps brings robotics to kids regardless of classroom situations.
Facing an unprecedented educational climate during the pandemic, UBTECH Education launched Camp:ASPIRE. This unique program is standards-based and centers around the engineering design process so learners from all backgrounds and experience levels can experiment with robotics and learn STEM concepts.
2. Robotics outside of class offers a low-stakes environment where your students can take risks and thrive.
TAP educator Kenny Bae has a wealth of knowledge and advice on how to create a meaningful program for students. He and his students even did something cool (and useful) with robotics during the COVID-19 pandemic! Using parts and pieces from UKITs, they created a prototype of a portable ventilator, which challenged his students to apply their learning to developing real life applications.
3. Robotics projects can open up doors and lead to grant and donation opportunities.
By increasing exposure for his students’ projects, Kenny Bae received grants from the likes of Disney, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, and more!
As Mr. Bae says, it’s all about the students: “All the accolades are wonderful but the main point is that it’s helped us do better for our students.”
Come explore these topics, a Q&A with the speaker, and more in the Robotics ‘Out of the Classroom’ webinar recording.
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