Posted By KinderLab Christina On April 29, 2021
In this article, learn how Jane de Winter, from Big Learning in MD, has brought hands-on explorative learning to her students during the pandemic, and what she plans on doing with robotics moving forward.
Big Learning is an afterschool program serving 2,500 students annually in more than 60 schools across Montgomery County, MD. They offer a variety of subjects, including an eight-week Science & Engineering track geared towards pre-K–5.
About Their KIBO Experience
“Bringing hands-on learning to our students’ homes has been a logistical challenge, but we think it’s worth it. Here’s how we’re continuing to pursue our mission of inspiring and encouraging creativity, persistence, communication, and collaboration:
– Sending Robots Home
– Taking Advantage of the Home Environment
– Inspiring Collaboration and Communication
– Gathering Goods and Giving Grace
Parents and students really enjoyed having robots at home. In the words of one mother, “This class has been a joy for our whole family. My son does KIBO demonstrations not just for us, but for his grandparents over Zoom. It was a bright spot during this pandemic year. Thank you for offering it!”
Read on for the full article.
Posted By KinderLab Christina On April 20, 2021
One of the researchers behind the KIBO robot kit, Dr. Amanda Sullivan, has published a book, “Breaking the STEM Stereotype: Reaching Girls in Early Childhood” about STEM and young girls. The book provides educators with examples of tools, games, and products currently available that can be used with girls as early as preschool to practice Read More
Posted By KinderLab Christina On April 13, 2021
This article describes 11 solutions – from robotics to assessment to air quality to professional development that can help schools recover from COVID. The CARES Act, ESSER II and the American Rescue Plan have given superintendents and their schools new opportunities to help their schools recover from COVID. The KIBO robot was included as one Read More
Posted By KinderLab Christina On April 7, 2021
District Administration: Community IS Curriculum – Building the Connection Between SEL and Academics
In this District Administration article, Theresa Maves from KinderCare Education discusses this past year, the center’s challenges, and refocusing on children’s SEL and Learning Loss from COVID-19. The article reads in part: “The last year has been a time of upheaval and uncertainty for children and families—not to mention educators. The COVID-19 pandemic forced KinderCare Read More
Posted By KinderLab Christina On
As educators continue to teach children remotely or in a hybrid model, this article shares some resources to make online learning a litte easier. Educators need all the help they can make online learning as efficient and accessible as possible. About KIBO “For teachers, or even parents with children at home, that wish to teach Read More