Teach Wonder Professional Learning Program
Cost: $125 ($450 value) for course + Dash robot
Educators have more demands and less time these days to reach
every student. In an ever-changing digital world, it can be difficult to
stay up to date on the latest and greatest pedagogy. Wonder
Workshop is committed to accelerate the adoption of computer
science principles into 21st-century classrooms. Teach Wonder
supports educators as they integrate coding and robotics skills into
everyday teaching and learning.
The first in a series of online courses to come from Wonder
Workshop, Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Dash & Dot
contains six two-hour modules for teachers to complete at their own
pace. Educators can dive into theory and practice new concepts with
creative and reflective learning activities, all while connecting with a
larger community of like-minded educators from across the country.
Teachers may be able to apply the course towards PD hours or CEUs.
Gain a broader understanding of how coding and robotics fit into your
everyday teaching with Wonder Workshop’s foundational course
(~12 hours). Explore how computer science introduces new tech
tools, addresses best practices of learning theory, complements
thoughtful instructional design, and impacts classroom environments.
Delve into the why before tackling the what and the how of Wonder
Workshop’s CleverBots, Dash & Dot.
The scope and sequence of the course are designed to instill
confidence in teachers of all coding levels and to build the knowledge
and skills needed to bring state-of-the-art coding and robotics
experiences into every classroom.
According to the Bureau of Labor & Statistics, in 2018 the U.S. is expected to produce only 29% of the required number of graduates to fill the 1.4 million U.S. computer specialty job openings that are forecast. Future jobs outside of computer science are also going to require computational and problem-solving skills that are developed when kids learn to code.