What is the STEM problem?
- The global economy is creating more and more STEM jobs
- The global education system is creating more and more STEM graduates
- However, millions of STEM jobs remain unfilled, due to an unqualified workforce
What is the Solution?
- STEM Curriculum that:
- Effectively motivates and engages students
- Employs real world problem solving
- Easily adopted
- Teaches critical 21st century career skills
- and is cost effective
The Need for a STEM-Ready Workforce
“The world needs a workforce of skilled science and technology innovators to address the most pressing global challenges of the coming century—climate change, food shortages, exponential increases in non-communicable diseases, energy shortages, and more—yet, this demand is going unmet. In the U.S. alone, it is estimated that by 2018 some 75% of occupations will be middle- or high-skilled, with the majority of these jobs requiring an education in STEM subjects.” – The Global STEM Alliance of New York Academy of Sciences
“STEM education is the key to innovation and economic growth in this digitally connected world, where we are surrounded by technology and innovations.” – UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)
STEM education is “…the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math instruction, combined in classroom learning with real-world experiences to provide students with both the technical and personal professional skills they need to succeed.” – The Global STEM Paradox, The New York Academy of Sciences, 2015
“By the time our students reach 6th, grade, they have made a conscious decision whether or not they will be ‘good’ at math and science” – Jonathan W. Gerlach in Education Week Teacher
“The talent power needed for global economic growth comes from men and women armed with STEM skills – advanced knowledge of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.” – Where Will all the STEM Talent Come From? Accenture Institute for High Performance
“With the help of iCarnegie’s STEM curriculum, my students have developed logical and analytical thinking.” – Jyoti Siwach, Math, robotics, and gaming teacher, Manav Rachna International School – Gurgaon, India
“For STEM educational technology to reach its greatest potential, it needs to be better integrated into an instructional system that include instructional delivery, ongoing assessments, appropriate interventions and tracking of outcomes and learning.” – New Vision for Education, Unlocking the Potential of Technology, World Economic Forum 2015
“STEM is Everywhere. Our Nourishment, our safety, our homes and neighborhoods, our relationships with family and friends, our health, our jobs, our leisure are all profoundly shaped by technological innovation and the discoveries of science.” – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the National Interest : A Strategic Approach, Australian Government, Office of the Chief Scientist, July 2013
Robomatter is a Global Leader in STEM Education.
Founded in 2003 by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, Robomatter Incorporated’s mission is to prepare students to compete in the emerging economy. Our proven methods, rigorous curricula, and educational technologies enable us to deliver high quality STEM education that prepares students to succeed in the 21st century.
ROBOTC / Robot Virtual Worlds Installations
U.S. Educational Institutions
Project Lead The Way schools
Leading STEM Solutions
Focused on Technology and Engineering, we provide:
Complete, Research-Based Curriculum
A complete, research-based Computer Science and Robotics Curriculum that is fully integrated with our technology
Differentiated, Scaffolded Approach to Learning
A differentiated, scaffolded approach to learning that teaches kids foundational concepts, process and principles
Teacher Training, Tools, and Support
The training, support, and tools teachers need to be successful in a learner-centered classroom
Creating partners to deliver 21st Century STEM skills
The Robotics Academy studies how teachers use robots in classrooms to teach Computer Science, Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Our mission is to use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about science and technology. The Robotics Academy fulfills it mission by developing research based solution for teachers that foreground STEM and are classroom tested.
The Global STEM Alliance addresses the growing need for highly skilled workers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) by accelerating STEM learning around the world. The GSA is the first global initiative of more than 70 governments, corporations, educational institutions, and nongovernmental organizations in more than 50 countries and regions working with the New York Academy of Sciences to identify the world’s best STEM talent and create a global network of promising students and noted scientists.
Eduspec has been at the forefront of providing innovative ICT education programs for schools from Kindergarten to 12th Grade since 1984 through its subsidiary Dynabook Computer Centre. A public listed company in Malaysia, having operation both in Malaysia and Singapore, and with associate companies in Indonesia, Vietnam and China, Eduspec promotes educational activities, research and development of new innovative educational products throughout the Asia Pacific region.
CM Asia Learning is an educational solution provider, headquartered in Singapore, offering top-notched pedagogy and STEM curricula to schools within APAC. Their programs are born out of decades of empirical research and best practices, in partnership with top global educational institutes and academies.
CM Asia Learning also aims to equip and energize professional educators with dynamic trainings on the know-how in implementing innovative instructional techniques that raises the quality of the classroom practices and eases the teaching processes.
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, over 40 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement.
- Uses inquiry-based, project-based learning to engage students and make them an active part of the learning process
- Leads students to discovering a working solution that addresses the entire problem, not just a short term solution
- Uses student’s prior knowledge to help them understand the nature and scope of a problem
- Uses repeated experience to shape students’ understanding and knowledge
Contextualized and foregrounded
- Curriculum and activities are built around strong, interactive themes that get students’ attention
- Content is targeted, precise, and narrow
- Curriculum and activities focus on important concepts and content, ensuring students are devoting their learning to the most critical ideas
Students Generalize Understanding
…and apply learning across contexts.
- Uses authentic, real-world contexts to motivate students and create the need-to-know that inspires STEM learning
- Uses explicitly constructed problems to help students generalize their problem-solving abilities
- Teaches students to see the underlying similarities between problems and be able to apply concepts and learning across context and situations
Provides scaffolded learning
…in the form of:
- Structured problem solving
- Carefully designed learning materials and instructional goals that scaffold difficult concepts and complex tasks
- Case studies of a robot-based game to shape interests and hone proportional reasoning skills
- Resources for learning robots: Environments and framings connecting math in robotics
- Designing technology activities that teach mathematics
- Using robotics to teach mathematics: Analysis of a curriculum designed and implemented
We train and certify teachers
“This is the new way of teaching, a new methodology for students to learn math. We are motivating them to learn through play, practice, and trial and error.”– Adriana Florez, Uniminuto Teacher in the Girardot Region
We offer robust teaching certification workshops
- Dynamic, interactive and innovative
- Employs research-based best practices in Professional development
- Distills decades of learning research from Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy
- Translates theory into practical teaching strategies
- Tailored to local needs and challenges
- Energizes teachers and transforms educational experiences
See what others have said about us…
“With the help of [this] STEM curriculum, my students are well informed and working with great zeal and interest in problem solving tasks.” – Sonia Katyal, Math and Robotics teacher, Manav Rachna International School Sector 21 C, India
“Teamwork improved in other subjects in school as well as concentration levels.” – Teacher, Innopolis, Russia
“With the help of [this] STEM curriculum, my students are more confident, independent, and better at mathematical and scientific skills.” – Priyanka Kanojia, Robotics teacher, Manav Rachna International School, Charmwood, India
“Exposure to Robotics proved to be a milestone for my son Sanket. [Robomatter]’s Robotics program brought back his passion for designing and building machines so much so that he has decided to take it up as his career.” – Geetika Goyal (Mother of Sanket Goyal)
“Robot virtual worlds gives me quicker access to learning, building, and programming.” – Chris, High School Technology Teacher, United States
“Robot Virtual Worlds is an awesome math tool and very fun to use.” – Sandi, Teacher, United States
“With the help of [Robomatter]’s STEM curriculum, my students are more active in the class, more participating, more collaborative and dare to share their idea with others.” – Christine Ng Hui Lin, Robotics teacher, Malaysia
“As it turns out, our young students exceeded all expectations, easily grasping the new programing concepts, skills, and requirements for successfully completing the PBL (project-based learning) tasks and challenges they were able to solve for…” – Faculty member at Allendale Columbia School in Rochester, NY, their transition to ROBOTC in their elementary classes, November 2014
“I like that Robot Virtual Worlds uses the exact same skills as you would on a physical robot and that it allows you to do it at a faster pace. I feel like this will save time in the classroom as well as wear and tear on your robots.” – Teacher, United States
“I definitely found that writing code for Robot Virtual Worlds was the most efficient method for writing the code start to finish and for testing. Overall Robot Virtual Worlds is the most efficient method for creating and testing a program prior to testing in the real world.” – Ben, Teacher, United States
“Educational and governmental leaders in Mexico recognize that the path to success lies in innovation and I cultivating the skills of its people. We have engaged [Robomatter] as our partner on this path because of the company’s demonstrable experience and unwavering commitment to quality.” – Francisco Wilson Robles, President, Reeduca
“To have a better quality of life we need a high class education. [This] program offers opportunities of growth for Mexico. We are opening doors for students to the global market This new generation will transform the country. We must take a chance on programs like this in order for us to be competitive.” – Governor of Guanajuato Miguel Marquez Marquez
“The Republic of Kazakhstan created IITU to promote the competitive development of the country’s workforce. We chose to partner with [Robomatter] knowing they had the best computer science and software development curricula to best prepare our students to succeed in the 21st century economy.” – Dr. Damir Shynybekov, Rector, International IT University
“With the new methodology, students are learning not only programming but also project management, research and analytical skills. Government and Industry need students with the right skills and [Robomatter] program will provide them with such that they would be able to work anywhere in the world.” – Ernesto Garcia, Instructor from Universidad Tecnologica Emiliano Zapata del Estado de Morelos
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