I am teaching high school Robotics for basically the first time (I taught it last year but with COVID restrictions making the year what it was, I don’t really count it). I am wanting to start a teacher certification course so that I might be less painfully clueless this time around, but I have no idea what certification course to take.
*We have clawbots. I haven’t built one yet, but that is what we have.
*I teach high school, a mix of grades 9-12 and a big mix of experience–some students with NO experience, some who are fairly experienced with robotics and coding. However, last year my class was mostly 9th grade and mostly as clueless as myself.
*I would love something that is beginner friendly, but have some opportunity for more challenging tasks.
*I was also left with several 3D printers that the previous teacher used somehow. I have no idea as to how I would incorporate these into the robotics curriculum.
I have had IQ and V5 and Cortex recommended to me. It doesn’t look like there is a certification course for cortex, so I guess I will eliminate that from the running.
*Which certification course will be best for my students?
*How are IQ and V5 different?
*What software will my students be required to have to do whatever they are supposed to do? How can I get this software for my students?
*Do either of these certifications come with a set curriculum that I can follow? I would really love something that lays it all out for me because, again, I am so clueless.
Any other advice for starting off when you know absolutely nothing about robotics would be greatly appreciated!