(Waltham, MA) April 11, 2018 — KinderLab Robotics, the creators of KIBO™, a robot kit designed to teach children ages 4–7 to build, program, decorate, and bring their own robot to life without requiring any screen-time, today announced its acceptance to STEMworks, an online honor roll of high-quality STEM education programs.
As the demand for STEM education continues to grow, many organizations have identified achievement gaps in STEM literacy based on gender, race, and economic inequalities. KinderLab Robotics seeks to increase STEM literacy and prepare young children for the demands of a 21-century society that will require them to learn sequencing, think computationally, problem-solve, and collaborate. The overarching goal of offering students access to a plethora of tools and resources is to create a new population of young people who are STEM-literate, and to improve the economic competitiveness of our future workforce.
“We are excited to be part of this group of programs that are providing students the tools they need to develop 21-century skills,” said Mitch Rosenberg, the CEO of KinderLab Robotics, Inc. “KinderLab Robotics and the other STEMworks programs have similar goals of reducing inequality and providing young students access to high-quality STEM tools. Our acceptance to STEMworks provides us the opportunity to introduce our award-winning, researched-based STEM programs to child care centers, public and private schools, libraries and museums, and more.”
Since 2010, STEMworks has worked with national and state education leaders to bring the most effective STEM education programs to hundreds of thousands more students every year. STEMworks provides a mechanism for identifying programs that go beyond impressive marketing materials to provide truly effective STEM education and inspiration. Programs listed in STEMworks have been rigorously reviewed for effectiveness using research-based design principles.
“KinderLab Robotics can be very proud of joining the STEMworks honor roll,” said Dr. Mark Loveland, Project Director for STEMworks. “The level of effort involved in completing an application that clearly communicates both impact and inspiration is no small task.”
KinderLab Robotics’ KIBO programs establish a passion for STEM education at a very young age, when children are excited to learn and are less distracted by gender, sports, or peer pressure. To learn more about KIBO and KinderLab Robotics, click here.
About KinderLab Robotics, Inc.
KinderLab Robotics is the creator of KIBO, a robot kit based on 15 years of child development research, that enables young children to build, program, decorate, and run their own robot. Developed specifically for teachers by Professor Marina Umaschi Bers at Tufts University, KIBO is used in all fifty states and 52 countries, and has proven efficacy in helping kids learn STEAM—and getting them excited about it! KinderLab offers a complete suite of teaching materials that help integrate STEAM elements into a wide range of curricula, including reading literacy, cultural studies, and art. For more information, please visit KinderLabRobotics.com.
STEMworks is a searchable online honor roll of high-quality science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education programs. STEMworks helps companies, states, and individuals make smart investments in their communities by evaluating and cataloging programs that meet rigorous and results-driven design principles. In November of 2017, STEMworks was acquired by WestEd, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research, development, and service agency that partners with education and other communities throughout the United States and abroad to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults. For more information, please visit stemworks.wested.org.
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