Session Three: Exploring Robotics
("STEM/STEAM Focus Starts Early" Workshop Series for Early Educators)
Date | Time: Wednesday, November 9, 2016, 4:00 pm – 5:45 pm
Trainer: Orinthia Harris
Robotics at the preschool level takes many shapes and forms. This session will include examples of how to integrate robotics into preschool classrooms, including robot songs, books, and arts-based options for preschoolers. Teachers will both learn about robotics that they can use in classroom centers and also be given the opportunity to develop robots, with steps to take back to their classrooms so that preschoolers can develop simple robots. Using Legos, pipe cleaners, toothpicks and other objects normally found in the Pre-K classroom teachers will learn how to create simple robots, how to teach the basic functions of a robot, and why robots are so important in society.