Hands-On Imagination for Elementary Classrooms
Wonder Workshop is a STEM-based interactive learning experience suitable for K-5 learners. The combined hardware/software solution is specially designed for key elements of hands-on, sensory play considered essential for early elementary learning foundations found to be lacking relevance in today's 21st century K-3 classrooms. The "bundled" solution for early childhood combines tactile, kinesthetic involvement for students with programmable robots (Dash & Dot) guided and informed by a foundational curriculum introducing basic computer programming, problem-solving, and engineering to young learners.
How does Wonder Workshop Work?
The Wonder Workshop approach uniquely combines the proven pedagogical methodology of hands-on sensory play encouraged by the NAEYC curriculum best practices with introductory problem-solving reinforcement. With Wonder Workshop, this occurs through the advancement of tactile fine motor skills via robot instrumentation devices (Dash & Dot) that receive commands that are developed, programmed and deployed by each student through their progression of lessons. The impact of the combination of device + software as a bundled solution impacts the student experience in ways that a software application alone cannot. The teacher-prepared rubric of standards-based lessons, commands, and instructions - the core of both mathematical and science lab thinking - ensures that a highly engaging experience also imparts foundational principals of mathematics, science, and language arts.
The combination of robotics, early computer science, and coding places Wonder Workshop in a position of unique differentiation not concentrated on by other providers who specialize in "either" science/lab based manipulative or software based coding solutions but not both (companion) methodologies.