This workshop combines physical Edison robots with literature and STEM applications via the Wild Robot book series. Edison robots are little robots with lots of potential - from pre-programmed barcodes to drag and drop graphical programming, Scratch, and even the ability to use Python (a text-based programming language). The Wild Robot book series follows Roz as they find their way in the world. Participants will learn how to translate Roz’s adventures in the book into classroom-ready lessons and activities for students that cut across the curriculum and different subjects. No prior coding or robotics experience is expected!
This workshop is designed for core-content or instructional specialists who are primarily integrating computer science into other subject areas or do not have a dedicated computer science class. Each participant will receive a kit with all robotics and materials necessary to participate in the workshop.