Many teachers have S3 robots and some experience with them, but now need a little help to actually implement a unit in their classroom. Parallax can bridge that gap on August 13th in our live webinar with an experienced teacher discussing the practical details of using the S3 in class. John Kauffman will share his tricks and traps from 5 years’ experience. He will discuss timing, topic order, materials, co-topics, pre-class prep, extension activities and other solutions that have been useful to teachers in his train-the-trainer PD seminars. For most of these topics there are different approaches with advantages and disadvantages; John will discuss and then suggest paths that will fit your personal teaching plans. His suggestions on troubleshooting and mitigating problems have given scores of teachers the confidence to begin their units using the S3. Parallax will be sharing his tip sheets, pre-class checklists, common mistakes and other documents.
John Kauffman has taught robotics and other micro-controller topics since 2005. He leads educator PD courses at the Northern VA Community College and teaches robotics part-time in the Arlington, VA Public Schools. His current interests include developing techniques to teach robotics online.