Education Dive discusses how Miami-Dade County Public Schools launched a preschool coding and robotics program in some of its child care centers, using high school students to help with the teaching. The older and younger students work with KinderLab Robotics’ KIBO robots — a simplistic coding robot which teaches the first steps of coding.
The article reads in part:
“Preschool-age children love to have visitors in their classrooms, especially if they are cool teenagers. Such opportunities can translate into a powerful, and positive, experience for both. Younger students are likely going to be more excited, and more engaged, when taught by high school students. And the teens gain a sense of responsibility by serving as a mentor and role model for younger children.”
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