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Online PD & Resources

C-STEM Online Professional Development provides teachers with guided practice for learning how to teach using C-STEM Curriculum, RoboBlockly, and C-STEM Studio. Online professional development is being made free for teachers who are transitioning to online distance learning models. Each PD lasts 1-2 hours and is conducted entirely online, so you can stay healthy and participate from your computer at home.

In addition to online PD, we are also conducting a number of distance learning webinars. Click here to learn more.

Online Professional Development Events

Teaching K-12 Coding, Robotics, and Math Online
with C-STEM Curriculum and RoboBlockly Part 1


Learn how to teach K-12 Coding, Robotics, and Math Online with C-STEM Math-ICT Curriculum and RoboBlockly. Gain first-hand experience utilizing pre-built ready to go standards-aligned activities and assignments. Discover how to provide online instruction, practice, and grading. This session will cover

  • Learning how to use RoboBlockly, an online block-based coding and robotics environment for learning coding, robotics, art, and math.
  • Exploring over 1,000 ready-to-go activities included in RoboBlockly.
  • Making learning fun with customizable robot models, backgrounds, and sounds.
  • Using a class, enrolling students, completing assignments, and grading student work.
  • Creating music with a piano and robots.
  • Discover connections between coding, robotics, and common core math.
  • Practice using free online resources for teaching K-12 via distance learning.

Space is limited, so register soon!

For more thorough and rigorous Professional Development, our Summer Institutes and Workshops will be offered as online PD sessions to follow social distancing guidelines while continuing to support educators. More details here.

Monday, April 13, 2020 10:00am – 11:30amClosed
Monday, April 20, 2020 1:00pm – 2:30pmClosed
Monday, April 27, 2020 10:00am – 11:30amClosed
Monday, May 4, 2020 2:00pm – 3:30pmClosed
Monday, May 11, 2020 10:00am – 11:30 amClosed
Monday, May 18, 2020 1:00pm – 2:30pmClosed
Monday, May 25, 2020 10:00am – 11:30amClosed

Teaching K-12 Coding, Robotics, and Math Online
with C-STEM Curriculum and RoboBlockly Part 2


This session extends the materials learned in Part 1 by focusing on resources and tools available for Grades K-12 teachers to facilitate online instruction of Math, Art, Music, Coding, and Robotics with RoboBlockly . Participants will learn how to use several tools and components of RoboBlockly to facilitate learning of coding, robotics, and math (such as Linear Equations, Geometric Transformations, Functions, Shapes, and Points in a Coordinate Plane, animations, and much more) as well as create a class and assignments for their students. Topics will include:

  • Introduction to C-STEM Math-ICT Curriculum (Course Outlines, Sample Programs, Activities, Teaching PowerPoints, and Video Lessons)
  • Bringing core concepts to life through coding and robotics, simulations, and interactive activities.
  • Creating animations, art, and music for interactive activities.
  • RoboBlockly Classroom Management Portal for enrolling students and creating activities
  • Introduction to C-STEM Studio, Ch Linkbot Controller, and RoboSim

Space is limited so register soon.

For more thorough and rigorous Professional Development, our Summer Institutes and Workshops will be offered as online PD sessions to follow social distancing guidelines while continuing to support educators. More details here.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 10:00am – 11:30amClosed
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 1:00pm – 2:30pmClosed
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 10:00am – 11:30amClosed
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 2:00pm – 3:30pmClosed
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 10:00am – 11:30amClosed
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 1:00pm – 2:30pmClosed
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 10:00am – 11:30amClosed

More PD will be scheduled soon. Contact us if you would like to schedule a custom-tailored Online PD or suggest topics.

Past Online PD

Beginner’s Introduction on Conducting a Lesson Online with C-STEM

March 27, 2020 1:30pm – 3:30pm

This two-hour Online Professional Development will go through the full process of creating and delivering an online lesson for your students. Learn how to create your virtual classroom to facilitate a distance learning lesson using the C-STEM program. We will discuss structure for files, video instruction, and assignments as well as how to provide remote support, guidance, and feedback. This will be a guided practice, so please be prepared with a relevant assignment or activity for your students, as well as a microphone and optional webcam.

Space is limited, so register soon!

Closed

How to Teach Grades K-5 Online with RoboBlockly

April 6, 2020 10:30am – 11:30am

This hands-on, interactive online workshop will guide K-5 teachers and coordinators through strategies for online teaching with RoboBlockly. We will work through several activities together including:

  • Setting up a RoboBlockly Account
  • Choosing Activities for your Students
  • Introduction to Coding on RoboBlockly
  • Solving Problems in Compliance with Common Core K-5 Math Standards on RoboBlockly
  • Practice Activities and Examples on RoboBlockly

Space is limited, so register soon!

Closed

How to Teach Grades 6-8 Online with RoboBlockly

April 7, 2020 10:00am – 11:00am

This hands-on, interactive online workshop will guide grades 6-8 teachers and coordinators through strategies for online teaching with RoboBlockly. We will work through several activities together including:

  • Setting up a RoboBlockly Account
  • Choosing Activities for your Middle School Students
  • Introduction to Coding on RoboBlockly for Middle School Students
  • Solving Problems in Compliance with Common Core Grade 6-8 Math Standards on RoboBlockly
  • Practice Activities and Examples on RoboBlockly for Middle School Students

Space is limited, so register soon!

Closed

How to Teach Grades 7-12 Online with C-STEM Studio and Ch Professional

April 8, 2020 10:00am – 11:00am

This hands-on, interactive online workshop will guide grades 7-12 teachers and coordinators through strategies for online teaching with C-STEM Studio. We will work through several activities together including:

  • Installing C-STEM Studio and Activating Ch Professional
  • Choosing Activities from C-STEM Coding, Robotics, and Math Curriculum
  • Structuring your Online Files and Assignments
  • Hands-On Activities and Examples using RoboSim for Linkbot Simulation

Space is limited, so register soon!

Closed

How to use Robot Simulations for Hands-On Learning of Coding, Robotics, and Math

April 10, 2020 10:00am – 11:00am

Learn how to simulate robots using C-STEM Studio and RoboSim. This hands-on, interactive online workshop will guide K-12 teachers through setting up and using RoboSim, a 3D Robot Simulator.

  • Starting RoboSim and connecting it to your Linkbot programs
  • Simulating multiple robots
  • Creating obstacle courses and challenge tasks
  • Practicing RoboPlay Challenge Competition Tasks

Space is limited, so register soon!

Closed

Self-Guided Learning Resources

There are numerous resources available for self-guided learning at your own pace.

Summer Professional Development

  • Summer Institute on Bringing Math, CS, and STEAM Education to Life
  • Summer Academy on Hands-on, Interactive Learning for K-6 Teachers
  • Summer Workshop on Arduino and Sensor Based Robotics