Arts & Bots: Techniques for distributing a STEAM robotics program through K-12 classrooms

Emily Hamner and Jennifer Cross
Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC) , March, 2013.


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Abstract
Arts & Bots is a craft-based robotics program focused on expression and creativity in the service of improving K-12 student technological fluency. In this paper, we describe how we transitioned Arts & Bots from an out-of-school program to a successful classroom tool applicable to many school subjects. We focus specifically on partnerships with teachers and professional development strategies.

Keywords
STEAM, educational robotics, interdisciplinary curricula, professional development

Notes
Associated Center(s) / Consortia: Vision and Autonomous Systems Center
Associated Lab(s) / Group(s): CREATE: Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment

Text Reference
Emily Hamner and Jennifer Cross, "Arts & Bots: Techniques for distributing a STEAM robotics program through K-12 classrooms," Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC) , March, 2013.

BibTeX Reference
@inproceedings{Hamner_2013_7442,
   author = "Emily Hamner and Jennifer Cross",
   title = "Arts & Bots: Techniques for distributing a STEAM robotics program through K-12 classrooms",
   booktitle = "Proceedings of the 2013 IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC) ",
   month = "March",
   year = "2013",
}