Junior Botball Challenge
Opportunity Goals and Objectives: Developing an Idaho Community of teachers leveraging existing participants and newly recruited educators to collaborate and develop a deeper understanding of computer science and a wider array of skills and strategies to engage students in the classroom.
Brief description: This interactive program was developed to teach STEAM fundamentals and help students of all levels achieve subject mastery through engaging and exciting hands on robotics activities! The JBC curriculum was developed by teachers for teachers to “Empower Teachers and Impact Students”. The KISS Institute for Practical Robotics provides all educators with professional development to help ensure the successful integration of this computer science and STEAM education opportunity. This training is a full 2-day, Intermediate Professional Development workshops for public Idaho teachers who have previously attended any Junior Botball professional development workshop (i.e. i-STEM) or educators at schools who have previously had the program and still have the equipment but need a new teacher trained (due to the educator leaving). Training will expand on current curriculum educators learned in their first training. Locations to be determined by the distribution of participating educators (Possibly, Boise and Moscow).
Each recipient receives:
- 3 Junior Botball Challenge Robotic Kits (Value: $500/kit)
- Curriculum license/kit (Value: $75/kit)
- 2-day Professional Development Training
Public Idaho 3-8th grade educators (formal or informal) who have previously attended any Junior Botball professional development workshop (i.e. i-STEM) or educators at schools who have previously had the program and still have the equipment but need a new teacher trained (due to the educator leaving).
Training Fee: $55.00 for a 2-day workshops
Upon acceptance to the program, each participant will be sent a link from ACCESS Idaho in order to pay the PD fee. Payment is required before attending the training or you will be dropped from the training.
PD Training Dates:
October 3-4, 2019
Boise, ID (Venue TBD)
Statewide Challenge Day:
Spring (April); Eagle, ID
PD Credits: Syllabus and more info coming soon
Open: August 6, 2019
Close: September 1, 2019
Award date: September 9, 2019
Program Partner: KIPR