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Webinar: How to Introduce Fun and Playful STEM Robotics in Your Afterschool Program

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Sponsored by:

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The early grades are a wonderful time to spark young people's interest in coding, robotics, and engineering but it requires age-appropriate tools and hands-on concrete activities. What better place to introduce easy, engaging and fun robotics than in your afterschool setting?

With robotics, children integrate creative STEM/STEAM learning while collaborating and creating with arts and crafts, gaming, hands-on science projects, storytelling and more!

In this webinar, we’ll:

  • Review the research and discuss the benefits of using robotics for your youngest learners
  • Provide real examples of how robotics can be successfully implemented in afterschool programs
  • Introduce KIBO, a screen-free, hands-on programmable robot kit that offers kids, ages 4- 7, a fun way to learn to code and have fun!


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Presented by:
Jason Innes

Manager of Curriculum Development and Training, KinderLab Robotics


About our sponsor:
KinderLab Robotics is the creator of KIBO, a screen-free robot kit based on 20 years of child development research that lets 4-7 year-olds build, code, decorate, and run their own robot. KIBO provides hands-on learning and engages young students to be producers and creators with technology. Educators can easily integrate robotics and coding within their afterschool programs for students to experience STEAM learning, with support from our comprehensive curriculum, lesson plans and activities.