Introduction to Adventist Robotics

Course Summary

STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) is taking the education world by storm and being adopted in various ways across the country. In addition to advanced math and science courses, many public high schools are teaching programming, robotics, computer-aided design, 3D printing, and other modern technology courses. Beginning in kindergarten and first grade, schools are now teaching programming and robotics with programs such as Osmo, Code.org, and FIRST LEGO League, Jr., Entire districts are adopting strategic K-12 STEM plans. The availability of tools and curriculum that bring these skills to all grade levels are varied and continue to increase in scope, availability, and ease of use.

What do I need to know?

There are 5 modules in this course, in which you will: o learn about the First Robotics and First Lego League programs o hear first-hand accounts of the benefits of the program to students o discover the mission of Adventist Robotics o discover the First Curriculum o learn about gaining funding and volunteers o receive instruction on how to register your program This course is worth 0.5 CEU.

What Will I Learn In This Course?

This course will give you an introduction to the realm of Robotics, demonstrate the need for Robotics and STEM education, and instruct you on how to start a program at your school.
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Instructor

Mel Wade - Technology Coordinator & Instructor

Mel Wade holds an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Andrews University, and has a B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in History from Southwestern Adventist University. He has professional Seventh-day Adventist Certification with endorsements in Elementary, Junior Academy Religion, English, History, Computer Applications, Computer Science, and Educational Technology.

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