Professional Development

Books & Bots

Robotics and English Language Arts Training for Educators

Check out our Happenings page for the next Books & Bots training in Nevada!

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On-Site Trainer Visits

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Free Storybooks Included

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Tying Literacy to Robotics

Robotics Academy of Nevada

The Robotics Academy of Nevada (RAN) was offered during the summers of 2019 – 2023 in Reno and Las Vegas. Elko was added as a training site for 2022 and 2023. During its five-year run, over 1100 teachers across the state participated in RAN training sessions. Since its inception, Nevada Robotics has been offering refresher courses and will continue to do so to provide on-going and innovative professional development to the state’s teachers.

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Continuous Education

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Professional Development

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Hands-On Learning

METRICS
Mentoring Educators Teaching Robotics & Innovation in Computer Science

METRICS is a professional development program for PreK-5 educators that teaches them how to use robots as learning tools to engage children early in CS and STEM, meet standards in all subjects, and develop their students’ skills such as computational thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, and effective communication. By training the state’s teachers, CS & STEM reaches all students. Nevada Robotics is increasing equity and access. Nevada Robotics is developing tomorrow’s diverse and qualified tech workforce for Nevada.

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On-Site Training

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Be a Leader

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Earn a Stipend

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Sustainable Robotics at Elementary Schools

Implementation Support

Nevada Robotics believes in sustainable professional development and educator support that continues once teachers leave or conclude their training sessions or classes. To provide this ongoing support, Nevada Robotics utilizes two strategies.

Once educators complete professional development, Nevada Robotics faculty and staff continue the relationship with teachers and provide on-site visits as needed to model lessons, to provide feedback and support, and to assess teacher and student needs. 

Robotics Education Assistants are former teachers with a passion for STEM education. They are available to provide technical support to classroom teachers or to Nevada’s educators who are working in after school or enrichment programs. Robotics Outreach Coaches (ROCs) are college students who participated in competitive robotics in high school or were trained by Nevada Robotics to also provide technical support for teachers during robotics lessons or events. 

METRICS: 2022-2023 Pilot Year

Thanks to the Washoe K-12 Education Foundation,  Nevada Robotics piloted METRICS in two schools in the 2022-2023 school year. With additional funding from the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada and Nevada Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology, Nevada Robotics will work with eight new schools across Northern Nevada into the 2023-2024 school year.

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