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November 2020

ISTE 2020 Virtual Conference

November 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - December 3, 2020 @ 12:15 pm

We hope you will be able to come to the below sessions we will be participating in during the upcoming ISTE 2020 Virtual Conference. Jeff Miller will be part of the session “Champions of CS & CT Playground” on Sunday, November 29th at 9am (PST) where the speakers in this playground will focus on six important areas of computing (PD, Advocacy, Physical Computing, Computing in a Virtual Environment, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality, Cybersecurity). Within each virtual room, participants will…

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February 2021

Webinar – Coding as a Playground – Exploring Early Childhood Coding with Dr. Marina Bers

February 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us on Tuesday, Feburary 23rd at 1pm (EST) for the webinar - "Coding as a Playground – Exploring Early Childhood Coding with Dr. Marina Bers" Coding in early childhood? Dr. Marina Bers, co-founder or KinderLab and author of the newly updated Coding as a Playground 2nd Edition, will share how coding, engineering, and computational thinking can be age appropriate even for young children from Pre-K through 2nd grade. In fact, coding can support our many developmental goals for these…

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March 2021

Webinar – Innovate your Makerspace! Robotics STEAM Activities to Engage Young Learners

March 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

On Tuesday, March 30th at 2pm (EST) we held the webinar - "Innovate your Makerspace! Robotics STEAM Activities to Engage Young Learners" As we look ahead to summer and in-person schooling next year, educators are looking for ways to enrich learning and help students recover from learning loss. Makerspaces provide a model for engaging summer programs and innovative in-school activities involving hands-on building, engineering, and design. The makerspace philosophy is a perfect expression of the "playground" approach to technology in…

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April 2021

Webinar – Address Learning Loss and SEL with Creative Robotics

April 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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…

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May 2021

Webinar – Bringing Creative STEM Robotics to Cobb County’s Early Learners in PreK to 2nd Grade – 3 Case Studies

May 5, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 9:45 am

Watch the webinar to hear from two Cobb County School District educators who will share their experiences using creative STEM robotics, including KIBO, in varied environments – classrooms, afterschools, and in the library and makerspace. Hear from your colleagues on the ease of use and the creative ways KIBO can support age-appropriate, playful learning of computational thinking, STEAM skills, cooperation, collaboration, and more! They share examples of activities and projects using KIBO to enrich learning and help students recover from…

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June 2021

TCEA Elementary Technology Conference 2021

June 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

We are excited to participate in the TCEA Elementary Technology Conference's Viritual Conference this year. Even though we won't have the pleasure of being in person with TX educators, we hope you will be able to come to our session! We invite you our presentation with Michele Safford from Dallas ISD at the virtual conference - “Dallas ISD Meets Technology Standards with Early Childhood Robotics”, on Tuesday, June 15th from 1-2pm (CST)! About TCEA's Elementary Technology Conference This conference brings…

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July 2021

Virtual PD Workshop with KIBO 18 – July 28, 2021

July 28, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual Summer PD! Join us for a half-day professional development workshop on coding, engineering, and STEAM in early childhood with the screen-free KIBO Robot - with a new KIBO 18 Robot Kit included! The workshop is a live, collaborative, interactive web conference with a KinderLab trainer and a class of your peers from around the country. Workshop Date: Wednesday, July 28, 2021 Workshop Time: 12:00-3:00pm EDT The price of $699 includes your 3 hour workshop ticket, a KIBO 18 Robot…

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August 2021

Virtual PD Workshop with KIBO 18 – August 7, 2021

August 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Virtual Summer PD! Join us for a half-day professional development workshop on coding, engineering, and STEAM in early childhood with the screen-free KIBO Robot - with a new KIBO 18 Robot Kit included! The workshop is a live, collaborative, interactive web conference with a KinderLab trainer and a class of your peers from around the country. Workshop Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021 Workshop Time: 10:00am -1:00pm EDT The price of $699 includes your 3 hour workshop ticket, a KIBO 18…

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November 2021

GaETC 2021

November 3, 2021 @ 8:00 am - November 5, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Georgia International Convention Center Atlanta, GA + Google Map

We are excited share an amazing educator's session at the Georgia International Convention Center on November 3 - 5 for the Georgia Educational Technology Conference (GaETC). Stop by and get hands-on with KIBO at Dr. Julie Wilkerson's session while at the conference - “Can You KIBO? How to Use Robots Without Logging In!” taking place on Friday, November 5th at 11am. We are excited that Julie will be sharing KIBO with thousands of Georgia educators in person! About GaETC Conference…

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Webinar – Teaching Computational Thinking and Coding to Young Children – Playful Learning and Expression for PreK-2nd Grade

November 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join this webinar with Dr. Marina Bers and her team of researchers from Tufts University’s DevTech Research Group where they explore how computational thinking supports PreK-2 learners' playful learning and expression with developmentally-appropriate technology – KIBO and ScratchJr. Learn about their cutting-edge research (from Teaching Computational Thinking and Coding to Young Children, released in 2021) demonstrating how children’s’ creative STEAM and coding experiences can support the development of “powerful ideas” or core components of computational thinking skills. The team of…

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