Celebrating iRobot Education Ambassadors!
Each year, iRobot Education partners with educators from across the United States to work closely with our team. The iRobot Education Ambassador Program is fueled by incredible educators who are passionate about integrating technology into their learning communities, fiercely creative and collaborative, and driven by curiosity. Each Ambassador brings unique insight and experience and keeps our team aligned with the needs and expectations of students and educators. We are deeply inspired by the creative ways educators embrace and embed iRobot Education tools into their classrooms.
The educators in the 2020-2021 cohort are champions of creativity, resilience, reflection, and playful curiosity. They invited the Root Coding Robot into their virtual and physical classrooms, coded and debugged programs on the iRobot Coding App, and play-tested a myriad of activities in the Learning Library.
This year, iRobot Education Ambassadors:
- Unboxed their Root Coding Robot with students
- Explored the robot’s features and sensors
- Achieved iRobot Education Certification by completing Hit the Code Running professional development
- Tested pre-released content and software launches to help discover bugs, especially with the recent 3D simulator in the iRobot Coding App
- Navigated iRobot Education coding scavenger hunts in virtual campuses
- Hosted Hour of Code and National Robotics Week celebrations
- Facilitated Family Code Nights with their school communities
- Presented at various conferences (like IDEACon and CSTA NE Regional!)
- and so much more!
What does it mean to be an iRobot Education Ambassador?
We seek out educators who are committed to making a difference with their students by cultivating curiosity and collaboration in their learning communities. iRobot Education Ambassadors provide feedback on new products as well as beta test pre-released content and activities. They are conscious contributors to community and embody lifelong learning.
iRobot Education Ambassadors receive:
- One (1) Root Coding Robot on loan
- One (1) School ID for access to premium content
- Early access to new features, products and opportunities
- iRobot Education web-training and accompanying certification
- One (1) 50% off iRobot Education discount code
- Access to the online Educator Community