aNb Media News, August 22, 2018

wonderworkshopcurriculumWonder Workshop Creates New Robotics Curriculum for Middle Schoolers with Cue Robot

Wonder Workshop, creators of Dash & Dot robots used in more than 20,000 elementary schools worldwide, released a new applied robotics curriculum to help students discover their own pathways of STEM learning. The curriculum, tailored to middle schools using Wonder Workshop’s award-winning Cue robots, applies to Block-based coding, JavaScript, and state-machine-based Wonder programming interface. It also implements a three-year scope and sequence, CSTA & ISTE alignment, Common Core and NGSS Standards, and Connections.

The Wonder Workshop middle school robotics curriculum introduces students to three different programming paradigms through a single robot, giving students the ability to scale their programming skills at their own pace. With more than 100 options in each unit, the curriculum provides a vast universe of learning progressions. The applied robotics curriculum for Cue robots offers three separate units: Creative Writing, Game Design, and Innovation. The curriculum includes design-thinking projects as well as features such as voice recording, multiple robot personas, and in-app stickers to allow students to express their choice and creativity.

The curriculum also encourages students to follow the design process from ideation to reflection, allowing them to express their unique voice in their learning. In addition, teachers are supported with tools to implement the curriculum with ease, including a 12-hour online professional development course.

In addition to the larger curriculum, Wonder Workshop will add Teach Wonder for Cue. This new Teach Wonder program will provide middle school teachers with professional development to support a state-of-the-art coding and robotics education, as well as empower teachers to understand not only the how but the why of computer science as they integrate coding and robotics skills into their everyday classrooms.

Wonder Workshop’s Cue robots can be programmed on popular devices used by schools today, including Chromebooks, Windows 10, iOS and Android devices. To learn more, visit