Teaching STEM with Robotics: Design, Development, and Testing of a Research-based Professional Development Program for Teachers

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To lower the barriers in STEM disciplines for students, using evidence-based research, we designed and conducted a professional development program that built middle school teachers' capacity to use hands-on robotics and engineering design as the curriculum focus. Through summer workshops, teachers learned to: build and program LEGO robots; create and implement standards-aligned robotics-based STEM lessons; and develop, practice, and examine optimal pedagogical approaches for STEM learning using robotics.
Co-PI(s): Catherine E. Milne and Jasmine Y. Ma, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development; Magued G. Iskender, NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Learn More: Publications | Main website | Lessons website | Recruitment brochure | Teacher-led workshops | CADRE Spotlight: PreK-12 Engineering Education (2019) | CADRE Spotlight: Computer Science and Computational Thinking (2020) 

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