You are here:

Beginner Robotics for STEM: Positive Effects on Middle School Teachers
PROCEEDINGS

, , University of Central Arkansas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

A “Beginner Robotics for STEM Teaching” professional development program was offered to 20 math and science teachers in 2014. The program provided long-term, sustained high quality learning opportunities to Arkansas teachers, especially those in high need Local Educational Agencies. Participants were trained to integrate robotics into STEM-related curriculum that aligns with Arkansas and the National Research Council’s Science Standards, and they went through a 60 hour training during which they built and programed robots through a collaborative and experiential learning program integrating concepts from various disciplines. Findings from a mixed-methods case study indicated teachers significantly improved in STEM content knowledge, became more confident in using Robotics to enhance student interest and involvement in STEM activities, and successfully integrated robotics into STEM curriculum through the design of an inquiry-based 5E lesson plan.

Citation

Hu, H. & Garimella, U. (2015). Beginner Robotics for STEM: Positive Effects on Middle School Teachers. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3227-3234). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 21, 2019 from .

Keywords

References

View References & Citations Map

These references have been extracted automatically and may have some errors. Signed in users can suggest corrections to these mistakes.

Suggest Corrections to References