On Wednesday, April 28th at 4pm (EST) we held the webinar – “Address Learning Loss and SEL with Creative Robotics“.
The recent federal stimulus program signed March 11, the American Rescue Plan, provides $122 billion in aid to K-12 schools. Provisions in the law guarantee that at least 20% of this funding must be spent on programs to help students recover from learning loss during this challenging past year. This is a challenging but exciting time for PreK-2 students and their teachers. We know young children learn best working together with their teachers, in collaboration with their peers, and using hands-on manipulatives. An age-appropriate, cross-curricular tool like KIBO can help students re-engage with in-person learning, practice SEL skills like collaboration and teamwork, and recover lost ground in math, literacy, and more with cross-curricular STEAM lessons.
Watch the webinar recording and learn:
– How innovative, age appropriate robotics can combat learning loss and provide social emotional learning opportunities – from preschool through early elementary school
– New, concrete ideas about KIBO projects you can run in your own school, afterschool or summer program – Activity suggestions for hands-on play
– How coding supports students return to hands-on, explorative learning
Jane de Winter is the Executive Director of Big Learning, a nonprofit that provides out-of-school-time enrichment programs for PreK—8 students in Maryland school districts. She also manages the Science & Engineering program at Big Learning. Hear from Jane about how out-of-school-time activities can support students as they navigate the challenges of a return to in person learning.
Tamieka Grizzle is an Innovation Specialist in Cobb Co, GA. In this large public school district, Tamieka uses KIBO robots to engage students in creative coding, engineering, and collaboration. She’ll share her perspective on how creative, integrated tech projects can address core standards and cross-curricular learning goals while engaging students in meaningful, collaborative group work.
Jason Innes – Manager of Training and Curriculum Development, KinderLab Robotics, MA