With schools and districts around the country moving to online learning, RoboKind has announced the advanced release of their District Enterprise robots4STEM® Avatar Version software to provide virtual coding instruction at no cost for students in districts that are experiencing school closures due to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
If 50 midsize districts (of the nation’s more than 15,000 school districts) take advantage of this district enterprise subscription donation offer, which RoboKind says is valid for use through June 30, 2020, the value will be close to $500,000.
Designed for students in grades 1-8, robots4STEM® engages beginning and intermediate learners (even teachers have learned to code with RoboKind’s software), and since the curriculum aligns to the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for computer science education, the robots4STEM® software can be used by districts across the United States. Educators can learn more in this video and this video.
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.