iCarnegie Merges with Robomatter
iCarnegie and Robomatter, two STEM Education solution providers, founded by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University, have merged to form a global Computer Science and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education solutions company. The mission of the new company is to make research-based CS-STEM educational solutions accessible to every global classroom. The company’s vision is for all students to be technologically literate and computationally proficient as innovators competing in a global emerging economy.
iCarnegie and Robomatter have been partners in developing CS-STEM education solutions for over 4 years, and the combined organization creates a uniquely differentiated company to meet the growing, global demand for high quality CS-STEM education products. Our products will be a combination of our unique brands and attention to quality CS-STEM teaching methods, rigorous curricula, certification, and educational technology to drive change in the globalized CS-STEM classroom. Our classroom programs provide educators and students with a range of resources to accelerate CS-STEM with computing learning–from programmable technology, robot activity and virtual environments to pedagogic methodology, assessment tools and certification programs.
iCarnegie Global Learning LLC is a leading global provider of K-12 CS-STEM education solutions that help every learner achieve their full potential by inspiring a passion for CS-STEM education. Founded in 1998, iCarnegie brings together a suite of products and services that are deeply rooted in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and an innovative dynamic community of leaders known for education quality.
Robomatter is a Computer Science and Robotics Educational Solutions company that designs educational tools to teach Computer Science, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (CS-STEM) education. “Founded in 2003, Robomatter is committed to developing highly optimized-for-education CS-STEM Robotics solutions designed to empower formal and informal educators and hobbyists.”
“We cannot sustain an economy based on innovation unless we have citizens well educated in math, science, and engineering. If we fail at this, we won’t be able to compete in the global economy.”Bill Gates
STEM employees earn 25% more than individuals in non-STEM fields
In 2012, the median earnings for Science and Engineering workers ($78,800/year) were more than double the median for all U.S. workers
More than 60% of STEM jobs in the next decade will require a college degree or higher
Comprehensive CS-STEM Education
iCarnegie and Robomatter recognize the unique characteristics of CS-STEM subjects, student-centered learning and alternative teaching practices in addition to curriculum and technology. Rather than teach the four disciplines as separate and discrete subjects, we integrate them into a cohesive learning paradigm based on real-world applications. Our pedagogy is infused throughout our curriculum, advancing teacher’s preparedness to teach CS-STEM content and learner-centered teaching methods, with an increased focus on student’s mathematics or science thinking.
Our in-classroom programs provides educators and students with a range of resources to accelerate CS-STEM learning – from programmable technology, robot activity and virtual environments to pedagogic methodology, assessment tools and certification programs.
STEM with Robotics
Our STEM with Robotics program is a comprehensive classroom solution that uses a learner-centered STEM teaching approach to deliver classroom activities that teach high-value STEM content, as well as opportunities to powerfully address PISA and Common Core Standards. Developed in partnership with the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, our programs emphasize the importance of technology and engineering by incorporating these disciplines into the teaching of math and science.
STEM Computer Science
Our STEM Computer Science and Coding program is a research-based digital curriculum designed to help students meet Common Core, CSTA and Next Generation Science standards. The curriculum model provides a grade‐appropriate framework that can be used to design innovative, rigorous and engaging computer science activities. Each course places students in activities that foreground key skills like computational thinking and creativity.
We Simply Teach the Complex
Our teacher training is uniquely integrative, equipping educators for success with project-based learning for CS-STEM curriculum.
Our training focuses on certifying teacher readiness to teach with the educational technology, such as the how to use the hardware and software.
We partner with Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy, a world leader in educational robotics, to certify teachers in CS-STEM Robotics. A Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy teacher certification verifies that a teacher knows the content and has the pedagogical skills to deliver the content.
Teaching the Language of Innovation
At Robomatter, we use the motivational effects of robotics to excite students about computer science, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. ROBOTS and ROBOTICS integrate math, science, engineering, and technology in ways that motivate and excite students. Our goal is to provide easy-to-use robotics educational learning resources, many created under license from and in association with Carnegie Mellon University.
Robot Virtual Worlds
Robot Virtual Worlds is a high-end simulation environment that enables students, without robots, to learn programming. Research shows that learning to program in RVW is 33% more efficient than using physical robots. RVW allows you to program simulated VEX® and LEGO® robots in 3D environments using the same programming languages (ROBOTC, NXT-G, EV3-G, and LabVIEW) as the physical robots.
ROBOTC is a programming software for popular real world VEX, LEGO, and Arduino robotics platforms. ROBOTC is a syntax-based language much like the C programming language. It now offers a new “Graphical” feature which allows you to drag-and-drop commands to make learning programming easier. ROBOTC is the premiere robotics programming language for educational robotics competitions.
The Robomatter Online Education Store offers a wide range of Robotics products to prepare educators for their Robotics Classrooms. We carry robotics curriculum created by Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy, hardware from premium vendors such as VEX Robotics, and software such as ROBOTC and Robot Virtual Worlds, workbooks, and training through the Robotics Academy.
Creating partnerships for world-class standards
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.
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