Professional Development

Professional Development

Looking for professional development workshops for educators? Our experienced team provides hands-on training with a variety of topics! Whether it’s training on how to integrate STEM into your classroom or facilitation on how to teach one of our kits, we’ve got you covered. Training is available in 1hr, half day, full day or multi-day offering.

Book a Professional Development Workshop for your school or school board today!

Minecraft

A major shift in education is happening as we speak. Teachers are beginning to understand the power of games in learning. At the forefront of this revolution is Minecraft Education Edition. In these sessions, you’ll learn about the game, how to play it, and how to harness its power to engage and inspire your students like never before! See the agenda below:

  • Placing Your First Blocks
  • Managing Minecraft
  • Multiplayer 101
  • Collaborative Gameplay
  • Assessment Tools
  • Continuing the Minecraft Journey
  • Chemistry with Minecraft (Optional)
  • Computer Science and Coding in Minecraft (Optional)
  • Lesson Plan Design (Optional)

Dash and Dot Training

During this training session educators will be exposed to Dash & Dot, social robots for curious minds. The hardware and software, benefits of use in the classroom, the lesson development process and integrating curriculum.

You can bring excitement and wonder to your schools through robotics and coding! Now, more than ever, these skills are being introduced to our students, but what about the youngest of those students in our schools? Introducing Dash & Dot, two adorable robots that love to teach young students the importance of robotics and coding. Develop an understanding of why you need to incorporate robotics and coding in your school. Learn how to use the robots and the apps in your classroom to accelerate student coding skills. Discover how you can take on coding challenges and make your own programs for Dash & Dot using Blockly. Teaching programming lets you turn your creative ideas into reality. In this hands-on workshop, you will not only have the opportunity to play and explore, but you will be able to walk out ready to code with your students. See the agenda below:

  • Intro to Dash & Dot
  • Benefits of Dash & Dot
  • Getting Started with the Robots
  • Hardware Features
  • Software – Apps
  • Educator Resources
  • Activity: Lesson in the class
  • Lesson Development
  • Summary

mBot Training

During this training session educators will be exposed to the mbot, the arduino at heart module robot. The hardware and software, benefits of use in the classroom, the lesson development process and integrating curriculum. See the agenda below:

  • Intro to the mBot
  • Benefits of the mBot
  • Getting Started with the Robots
  • Hardware Features
  • Software
  • Educator Resources
  • Activity: Lesson in the class
  • Lesson Development
  • Summary

Lego EV3 Training

During this training session educators will be exposed to the LEGO EV3 hardware and software, solutions to barriers in the classroom, the lesson development process and integrating curriculum. See the agenda below:

  • Introduction to EV3, its benefits and hardware
  • Activity 1: Solutions to barriers in the classroom
  • Introduction to Software / programming
  • Activity 2: EV3 Programming activity/challenge
  • Lesson Development & Resources
  • Activity 3: My EV3 lesson
  • Summary & Conclusion

Matatalab Training

Coding isn’t just for middle school and school students. Littles can do it too! Matatalab is an amazing K-2 coding and robotics platform with a world of opportunity. During these training sessions you will learn how to harness this platform to do fun, creative work with your students. See the agenda below:

  • Intro to Matatalab
  • Benefits of Matatalab
  • Getting Started
  • Hardware Features
  • Software – Apps
  • Educator Resources
  • Activity: Lesson in the class
  • Lesson Development
  • Summary

Codey Rocky Training

Codey Rocky may look like a standard educational robot. But inside this small package is an amazing opportunity to learn robotics, coding, IoT, machine learning, and so much more. In these training sessions you will learn the ins and out of this powerful device and how to use it effectively from as low as Grade 5 all the way through High School. See the agenda below:

  • Intro to Codey Rocky
  • Benefits of Codey Rocky
  • Getting Started
  • Hardware Features
  • Software – Apps
  • Educator Resources
  • Activity: Lesson in the class
  • Lesson Development
  • Summary

Scratch

Block-based was made popular with Scratch. It remains the most powerful tool to learn to code. Want to learn more about coding in K-12, start here! In these sessions you go from basic to advanced through the Scratch interface and finish off making your own programs and games! See the agenda below:

  • Accounts and Account Types
  • User Interface Tour
  • Blocks 101
  • Basic Programming
  • Graphic Design
  • Advanced Programming
  • Game Design in Scratch

Interested? Request more information at education@logicsacademy.com


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