The Robotics Academy of Nevada
Thanks to the support of Tesla and Nevada Gold Mines, the Robotics Academy of Nevada (RAN) is a week-long teacher training for educators to become robotics coaches and to increase teacher confidence to bring more STEM robotics into the classrooms. Teachers experience a week-long training course in a variety of robotics platforms, learning the fundamentals of designing and building a robot. In addition to hands-on workshops, participants will attend speaker sessions with local robotics/STEM professionals and network with local robotics coaches.
Robotics Academy of Nevada 2021
We are happy to announce the dates of this year’s Robotics Academy of Nevada (RAN) for Nevada’s educators and community leaders. RAN will be held the week of June 21st – 25th, 2021. Space will be limited!
June 21st – 25th
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m daily
This Year’s Event
The 2021 RAN event is a FREE week-long training for educators and community leaders to become robotics coaches. Workshop offerings are designed to increase confidence in bringing robotics and STEM education into the classroom and beyond. The week will be filled with keynote speakers, hands-on at home workshops, and community networking sessions. There will be both virtual (state-wide) and in-person (Reno and Henderson) options available.
Learn About the Robotics Platforms
This year’s training will highlight the VEX GO, VEX IQ, and FIRST LEGO League platforms. Learn more about each platform by watching the videos below so you can decide which workshops to attend.
New To Robotics and Want to Start a Team?
Educators who plan to start a NEW robotics team during the 2021-2022 school year may be eligible for a stipend to attend this year’s RAN. You will be required to contact your region’s robotics coordinator before the event to discuss the grant process, robot option, and commitment requirements. If planning on attending this training, please reach out to the contact below, depending on your region, to discuss robotics at your school or organization.
Southern NV – Nikki, email@example.com
Northern NV – Dale, firstname.lastname@example.org
Robotics Academy of Nevada 2021 begins in:
The RAN’s Goal
The goal of the RAN is to empower Nevada teachers to inspire, facilitate, and coach robotics education at their schools and to integrate robotics and STEM education into the classroom setting.
- Short-Term: Teachers and coaches are given proper training and support, so students are prepared and participate in robotics competitions.
- Long-Term: Once students participate in robotics competitions, they have a better understanding of STEM fields and have a desire to pursue STEM careers.
- To increase robotics and STEM education in the classroom setting.
- Robotics training institutes throughout the state of Nevada, run by competent coaches and educators.
- Ongoing support and training of aspiring robotics coaches from communities all over Nevada.
- Program evaluation and improvement based on feedback from participants and robotics professionals.
RAN in the News
Apr 16, 2019
The Robotics Academy of Nevada – a new statewide professional development program funded by Tesla’s K-12 Education Investment Fund – is being developed by the Desert Research Institute…
Jun 20, 2019
The Robotics Academy of Nevada is helping 60 Northern Nevada middle and high-school teachers sharpen their teaching skills, introduce engineering and robotics into their classrooms…
May 23, 2019
The Robotics Academy of Nevada – a new statewide professional development program funded by Tesla’s K-12 Education Investment Fund – will launch this summer…
|Year||Dates||Location||Nevada Robotics Training Events|
|2018||Nov. 2 – 4||Las Vegas||VEX Coaches Training – South|
|2018||Nov. 16 – 18||Reno||VEX Coaches Training – North|
|2018||Dec. 1||Reno||Solar Rollers Teacher Training – North|
|2019||May 27 – 31||Las Vegas||RAN 5-Day Teacher Training – South|
|2019||June 17 – 21||Reno||RAN 5-Day Teacher Training – North|
|2019||Sept. 21||Las Vegas||RAN Refresher – South|
|2019||Sept. 28||Reno||RAN Refresher – North|
|2019||Nov. 8 – 9||Las Vegas||VEX IQ Elementary Teacher Training – South|
|2019||Dec. 13 – 14||Reno||VEX IQ Elementary Teacher Training – North|
|2020||June 16 – 18||Virtual||VEX IQ Elementary Teacher Training for Title 1 Schools|
|2020||June 23 – 25||Virtual||VEX IQ Elementary Teacher Training for Title 1 Schools|
|2020||Nov. 4 – 5 and 7||Virtual||VEX GO for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers|
This event is a collaboration with higher education institutions, robotics education organizations, industry and community partners, and school district personnel. The RAN will be led by the Desert Research Institute’s Nevada Robotics with the following partners in each sector.