Maximize the impact of your KIBO investment with effective and proven PD and training.
STEM Learning Starts with Teaching
Teaching coding, engineering, and STEM in early childhood requires age-appropriate tools. But quality professional development is every bit as important. In fact, improving teachers’ skills is an important part of our mission to improve students’ STEM skills.
Early childhood teachers may not have coding education backgrounds, so it’s important to include relevant PD when implementing educational solutions, like KIBO.
6 Ways Our Training Maximizes Your KIBO Investment
Here are 6 reasons our PD services can help you and your students make the most out of learning with KIBO:
Our KIBO Workshops
KinderLab has conducted virtual workshops with customers of all sizes, ranging from large public school districts to individual independent schools, from regional Head Start organizations to neighborhood preschools. Our PD team offers both on-site and remote workshops for teachers, specialists, and district PD providers. These workshops range from one-hour web conferences to multi-day in-person workshops on KIBO and STEAM education best practices. We can deliver workshops remotely or in-person at your school or district offices.
Our workshops include plenty of hands-on experiences with KIBO to help teachers feel comfortable with the technology. We also discuss pedagogical approaches to creative technology education in early childhood, including promoting student collaboration, SEL, and design thinking through STEAM.
Workshop overviews and travel-inclusive prices are below. But we also recognize that every school and district has unique needs. To plan your perfect PD workshop, contact our PD team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Web-Based Introductory Training
Goal: Hands-on introduction to KIBO and curriculum
Kick off your KIBO teaching in a one-hour, interactive videoconference PD session! In this session, we’ll show you how to use KIBO’s parts and programming, discuss teaching with KIBO, and answer any questions. These are an ideal format to provide one educator with a quick, effective introduction to teaching with KIBO.
- Virtual Session: $100 (one participant)
Half-Day Group Workshop
Goal: Expertise in KIBO operation and teaching, with hands-on activities.
This three-hour workshop provides an introduction to the technical and pedagogical aspects of STEAM education with KIBO. Participants will gain familiarity with KIBO through several hands-on activities and challenges. They will explore the research basis supporting KIBO and the extensive curriculum offered by KinderLab.
- Virtual Workshop: $1,300
- On-Site Workshop: $2,150 (includes travel charges)
Full-Day Group Workshop
Goal: KIBO operational skills and in-depth curriculum integration.
This six-hour workshop provides all of the KIBO and curriculum training offered in the Half-Day workshop, along with a deeper investigation of how to adapt and implement KIBO curriculum within your organization’s teaching context and goals. Participants will complete a curriculum development activity to create a KIBO lesson integrated with a chosen cross-curricular subject.
- Virtual Workshop: $2,150
- On-Site Workshop: $3,250 (includes travel charges)
Two-Day Group Workshop
2 DAYS, 6 HOURS EACH
Goal: KIBO operational mastery and custom curriculum development.
This two-day workshop provides participants with the opportunity to master hands-on teaching with KIBO. A variety of challenges and open-ended building opportunities provide concrete experience, bolstered by exploration of supporting pedagogy, research, and teaching examples. We will also explore student learning assessment strategies. Participants will complete a curriculum development activity and have an opportunity to run this activity with their peers. This workshop is offered in-person only, due to the strong reliance on facilitated, hands-on work in small groups.
- On-Site Workshop: $4,950 (includes travel charges)