DCIU's Department of Teaching, Learning, and Innovation and Wonder Workshop are committed to accelerating 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.
Teach Wonder Parnership
According to the US Department of Labor, in 2018 the U.S. is expected to produce only 29 percent 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.
That's why we're excited to partner with Wonder Workshop to bring the Teach Wonder Professional Learning Program to educators in our region at a deep discount! Save $325-$350 when you register for the Teach Wonder program using the discount code provided through our organization.
About Teach Wonder Professional Learning
With two courses, Teach Wonder meets the needs of both elementary and middle school teachers looking for the knowledge and skills they need to teach these 21st-century skills.
Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Dash & Dot is designed for elementary school teachers. Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Cue is designed for middle school teachers. A robot is included with the purchase of the course.
Ways to Participate
Course Access - $125-$150 per participant with discount (reg. $350-$400)
Access to Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Dash & Dot online course:
- 12 hours of Act 48 credit
- 1 Dash robot ($149.99-$199.99 value)
- Special discount offers for additional Wonder Workshop robots
- 1 year subscription to FlipGrid ($65.00 value)
Course Access + Workshop - $250 per participant
All of the benefits of Course Access, plus a full day, hands-on workshop hosted by DCIU:
- 6 additional hours of Act 48 credit (18 total)
- Collaborative activities from the course curriculum. Dive into theory and practice with colleagues!
- Hands-on time with your robot. Get started with support from facilitators and your peers!
More about Teach Wonder
Teach Wonder supports teachers starting to weave coding into their classrooms by providing an introduction to computer science and best practices for how to use robotics to bring coding to life.
We've chosen to partner with Wonder Workshop because they are uniquely positioned to provide this resource to educators. Their team of experienced educators and instructional design specialists have also developed a K-5 Learn to Code Curriculum and an Applied Robotics Curriculum for more advanced students. In addition, they provide an extensive library of cross-curricular lesson plans that address topics from science to storytelling.