Partner News – Robomatter’s Robotics Curriculum First To Be Certified By ITEEA
Robomatter’s Robotics Curriculum First To Be Certified By ITEEA
The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association recognizes Robomatter’s excellence in developing engineering curriculum as part of Robomatter’s Robotics Curriculum Continuu
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 9, 2017 — The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) has endorsed the engineering levels of Robomatter’s Robotics Curriculum Continuum through its Engineering byDesign (EbD) standard, The Engineering Endorsement Matrix. Robomatter is the first organization to attain certification through this rigorous evaluation process.
“Combining technology with science and engineering practices is a core part of any quality STEM curriculum. We live in an age of exponential change due to technology, and those technological advances drive new scientific investigations. One of the goals of the Robomatter curriculum is to show students how real-world scientists and engineers use STEM to solve real-world problems. We are extremely proud to have ITEEA recognize our commitment to STEM education,” said Jason McKenna, Director of Educational Strategy at Robomatter.
ITEEA’s STEM Center for Teaching and Learning has developed the only standards-based national model for grades K-12 that delivers technological literacy in a STEM context. To evaluate the curriculum, an Engineering Endorsement Matrix was created with the intent of reviewing the degree to which engineering literacy is promoted.
ITEEA President Jared Bitting commented, “Having met the criteria of The Engineering Endorsement Matrix, ITEEA is pleased to endorse the Robomatter curriculum. Robomatter exemplifies the degree to which engineering literacy is promoted through content and alignment to the Standards for Technological Literacy.”
Using constructivist models, students participating in Robomatter’s Curriculum Continuum learn science and math concepts and apply them to science and engineering principles in an authentic, problem/project-based environment.
Robomatter Incorporated is a technology and engineering curriculum solutions provider focused on bringing STEM experiences to students by leveraging the motivational effects of computer science and robotics. Robomatter’s solutions include research-backed curricula, interactive technology tools, STEM teacher professional development programs, and certification programs through a partnership with Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy.
The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is the professional organization for technology, innovation, design, and engineering educators. Our mission is to promote technological and engineering literacy for all by supporting the teaching of technology and engineering and promoting the professionalism of those engaged in these pursuits. ITEEA strengthens the profession through leadership, professional development, membership services, publications, and classroom activities. For more information, contact ITEEA@ITEEA.ORG or call 703.860.2100.
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