Meet two of our favorite robots, Edison from www.meetedison.com and Roz from Peter Brown's book The Wild Robot! Edison is a little robot, with lots of potential. From pre-programmed barcodes to drag and drop graphical programming, Scratch, and even the ability to use Python (a real line code programming language), there are lots of EdVentures this starter robot can take your students on. You can even program Edison to be controlled using a television remote! Roz is wild and finding her way in the world! Use challenges inspired by Roz's adventures on an island to inspire your students to seek solutions. We are certain you will fall in love with these small but powerful robots. Each participant will get an Edison robot along with the book The Wild Robot by Peter Brown and accessories to go along with their new robot including LEGO compatible building bricks! Kit valued at nearly $100.
Audience: K-12th Grade Traditional Classroom Teachers ONLY
This workshop is a repeat of the past Meet Edison STEMAZing Workshops held previously. Teachers are only allowed to attend this workshop ONCE. Past participants are encouraged to consider attending a one of the advanced Edison workshops and/or participate in our STEMAZing Robot Roundups for additional professional growth.
(Due to an agreement with Microbric, LLC only traditional classroom educators can receive an Edison robot and kit. If you are interested in meeting Edison but educate students in a different role - homeschool, PreK, administration, librarian, informal educator, etc, please contact DaNel Hogan for options to attend.)
STEMAZing Robot Generals: Sherrie Dennis from DeGrazia Elementary and Michael Griffith from UA College of Education
Location: SAACA's CATALYST Collaboration Arts & Maker Space (inside the Tucson Mall)
4500 N Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85705
Parking: It's the Tucson Mall, parking is easy! CATALYST is located on the first floor between Dillard's and Sears.
Course Date: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Cost: $25 includes Edison robot, accessory kit, book, continental breakfast, and lunch.
Time: Breakfast and check-in starts at 8:00 am. Workshop begins at 8:30 am and ends at 3:30 pm.
(NOTE: Edison Robots are provided to teachers attending this workshop under an agreement with Microbric. All participants who attend this workshop understand their contact information will be shared with Microbric (name, work address, work phone, work email, organization the educator works for, school district, position, and grade level) and consent to have Microbic contact them via email.)
This workshop is part of the STEMAZing Workshop Series. The STEMAZing Project’s philosophy on teacher professional development is simple: It must be hands-on and engaging – putting the educators in the seat of the students to experience STEM lessons firsthand. It must provide the educators with the equipment and supplies they need to implement the lessons and activities in their classrooms the next day if they choose. It must be facilitated by master educators who have themselves been in the classroom.
The Pima County School Superintendent's Office and its partners often take photographs and videos during events and workshops as they occur. By registering for this event and/or workshop you are granting permission to use these images to promote our programs in print, on the web, and on social media.
Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class. Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund. Cancellations can be emailed to: AR@schools.pima.gov. No refunds will be given for “no shows.” If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.