DERRY, N.H. – May 8, 2019 – One of the biggest challenges for educators is making STEM accessible for all of students, regardless of factors such as sex, geographical location, or socioeconomic background. On Tuesday, May 14, the ISTE STEM Network and CoderZ will host a webinar on an engaging way to expose students to coding, robotics and 21st century skills. The presenter will be Ido Yerushalmi, founder of the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC) and CEO of CoderZ, who will inform attendees about the ways the competition and the CoderZ Cyber Robotics Learning Environment can help to break down diversity barriers in STEM learning.
The CRCC is the first-of-its-kind, online coding and robotics tournament and does not require previous experience from students or educators. In 2018, more than 37,000 students (47 percent of whom were girls) from schools in 14 states and the District of Columbia took part. In addition, 240 Title I schools joined in the competition, and rural schools constituted a full third (33 percent) of all participating schools. Plus, 38 percent of all schools in the competition did not have any computer science curriculum.
“One hundred percent of participating educators surveyed in 2018 believed that the cloud-based CoderZ Cyber Robotics Learning Environment and its 3D, animated graphical simulation of LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots was engaging for students,” said Yerushalmi. “CRCC can be part of a class, an afterschool activity, or a STEM activity for a non-school-based club or youth development organization. Because of its flexible nature the competition has become an international phenomenon, with more than 100,000 students all over the world participating in events. Our goal is to make coding, programming and robotics accessible to all, and we’re looking forward to sharing how this can be done during this informative webinar.”
There is no cost to join the webinar, but registration is required. For more information, click here.
The American Consortium for Equity in Education, publisher of the "Equity & Access" journal, celebrates and connects the educators, associations, community partners and industry leaders who are working to solve problems and create a more equitable environment for historically underserved pre K-12 students throughout the United States.