Share Paper: BeeBots and Tiny Tots

  1. Carol Goodgame, KISS Institute of Practical Robotics, United States
Tuesday, March 27 4:15-4:30 PM Banneker

Abstract: Awareness of the need to teach computer science and computational thinking concepts to all students has seen growth in momentum worldwide. Numerous programs have a focus on the K-12 space, but there are far fewer efforts targeting the Pre-K level. The KISS Institute for Practical Robotics, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, has been partnering with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma for the last three years implementing the Junior Botball Challenge (JBC) program (45 schools), which empowers elementary educators to teach their students computational thinking coupled with engineering design and math concepts in the K-6th grades. This paper will describe the ...