KIBO is a new way for children ages 4–7 to gain sequential learning skills, introducing them to the world of robotics and computer programming in an accessible and fun environment. Based on over 15 years of research in learning technologies and child development at Tufts University, this workshop is designed for educators, after school programs, summer camps, and parents who home school their young children. KIBO builds students' STEAM skills through play!
Workshop participants will experience KIBO hands-on and receive instruction on creating learning experiences for students 4–7 years, with lessons that are creative, fun, and closely linked with activities found in these learning environments. KIBO gives children the chance to make their ideas physical and tangible — exactly what their young minds and bodies need. And KIBO does all this without requiring screen time from PCs, tablets or smartphones.
During this workshop, participants will learn about:
- • How to introduce coding to youth through sequential learning
- • Theory and development of KIBO, and how it works
- • Enhancing educational programming with KIBO for STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, & Math)
- • Other programs using coding for youth
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