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Webinar: Best Practices for Implementing Robotics and Coding into your Afterschool Program

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Brought to you by Mimetics and the Jade Robot

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There's no question that Robotics and Coding are critical in education for today's youth. The statistics speak for themselves. In the coming decade, millions of jobs will be lost to technology, while millions of new jobs will be created. The afterschool environment is a great setting for teaching robotics and coding but where do you start? Join Mimetics, inventor of the Jade Robot, for this free webinar as we explore:

  • Why all children should have access to STEM and technology
  • Why robots are ideal tools for STEM education
  • What's age appropriate when teaching robotics and coding
  • The features you should consider when selecting robot products

About our sponsor: Mimetics started in 2001 as a volunteer activity to introduce robotics to students as a tool for helping interest them in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). In 2013, Mimetics founders created the Jade Robot, which was designed using the lessons learned over the previous twelve years. Mimetics has worked with over 27,000 students ranging from 8 to 18 years in age.

Mimetics received its B-Corporation Certification in early 2017. Founder and president Myke Predko, who will be leading the webinar, has more than 30 years’ experience working for high technology companies including IBM, Celestica, RIM and Logitech, developing award winning products. Myke is also a best-selling author on the topics of robotics, electronics and programming.