LEGO Robotics
STE(A)M Curriculum

Implement an evidence-based, hands-on STE(A)M program that meets/exceeds national STE(A)M standards! Fun and engaging classroom videos teach all the core concepts, and our video onboarding series for teachers makes class prep easy (no previous LEGO robotics experience necessary). Better yet, there’s no need to invest in a fleet of proprietary robotics sets; our unique, project-based curriculum works with the now-ubiquitous LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set (2-5 sets per classroom recommended).

LEGO Robotics
STE(A)M Curriculum

Implement an evidence-based, hands-on STE(A)M program that meets/exceeds national STE(A)M standards! Fun and engaging classroom videos teach all the core concepts, and our video onboarding series for teachers makes class prep easy (no previous LEGO robotics experience necessary). Better yet, there’s no need to invest in a fleet of proprietary robotics sets; our unique, project-based curriculum works with the now-ubiquitous LEGO Mindstorms EV3 set (2-5 sets per classroom recommended).

Quick & Easy Implementation

Teachers with little-to-no LEGO robotics experience can watch our step-by-step tutorials and demos to quickly learn how to facilitate our hands-on, video-based lessons and support students’ success.

Hybrid / Blended Learning (Optional)

Core educational content is delivered via engaging video demonstrations, which can be viewed in class or from home.

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Aligns with National STEM and STEAM Standards

If you’re applying for a STEM / STEAM grant, we can help you! Check this list to see how our LEGO Robotics Curriculum enables you to meet grant criteria.

Hands-On, Project-Based Learning

Students learn creative problem solving by engaging with real-world Engineering Design Challenges. Guided by the “Robot Guy”, who won multiple world championships and now teaches robotics for fun, students learn the art and science of using technology to solve everyday problems.

Let the "Robot Guy" Teach For You​

Engaging classroom videos (inspired by Bill Nye the Science Guy) are easy for kids to follow and easy for teachers to implement, explaining and demonstrating all the concepts and techniques necessary for each lesson.

Appropriate for a Wide Range of Students

Two learning tracks (beginner / advanced) make the curriculum appropriate for all skills levels, a wide age range (grades K-8), and for enrichment programs as well as students with learning differences.

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Evidence-Based

Our lessons and activities were developed by LEGO robotics world champions and refined over more than a decade. We’ve seen our students improve their grades in school, win world titles in robotics and invention competitions, and earn scholarships to STEM-based programs at top universities.

Chart and Measure Student Progress

Our quizzes and scorecharts help teachers to keep track of students’ accomplishments. Implement a year-long robotics program that meets local and national STE(A)M guidelines. Enroll your school today!

What Teachers Are Saying...

...it was wonderful to see him connect with other kids that shared his interests... he was starting to think no-one liked the things he did. Your [program] made him realize there were LOTS of kids like him, and this was empowering.

Christina Schetter M.A., CCC-SLP
Columbus City Schools

What an amazing curriculum. All the students come up with unique ideas based on watching the same video. The students don't know each other, and yet they're happy to work together because they're solving a fun challenge. The teams that win are happy, and the teams that don't win are excited to fix their robots to compete again. They're legitimately motivated to use the Engineering Design Process.

Jeremy Arcus-Goldberg
Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus

Curriculum Demo Reel

These clips taken from Robot Academy episodes, tutorials, and demos will give you a taste of what’s in the curriculum. Schedule a live demo to learn more and/or ask questions!

Who is Robot Academy?

Michael Vawter

"Robot Guy" / Tech Director, Robot Academy

LEGO Robotics STEM Education for the ClassroomMichael was lead programmer, builder, tester, and handler for the MindStorm Troopers FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team, the first team ever to win 1st place Robot Performance at the FLL World Festival two years in a row. Michael was invited to serve as a Tech Judge at the World Festival the very next year, and has continued to serve as a judge for international, national, and state LEGO Robotics championships ever since. He has also mentored and coached teams that have gone on to win state and international championships of their own. Michael has been featured in Popular Science Magazine, Columbus CEO Magazine and the National Gallery for Young Inventors. He published peer-reviewed psychophysics research at Denison University in 2011 and went on to earn a masters in entrepreneurship and innovation. In his ongoing career as a robotics teacher, Michael helps students and teachers to analyze and solve technological problems more creatively by integrating their right-brain and left-brain capacities.

Gail Vawter

Director of Operations, Robot Academy

Gail Vawter holds degrees in Computer Science and Economics from Denison University, as well as an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University. She has worked in the Information Technology industry for over 20 years, but her passion is for helping young students to get excited about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). As a teacher and coach of student science teams, she has won numerous national and global awards with FIRST Lego League (FLL), NSTA/Toshiba ExploraVision, Christopher Columbus Awards, NASA Space Day, US Army’s eCybermission, National Gallery for Young Inventors, and more. Her team’s accomplishments have been recognized by the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives.

Works with LEGO Mindstorms EV3

3-6 sets per school for ultra-low implementation cost

Utilize LEGO Mindstorms EV3 sets (your school may already have a few!) instead of investing in proprietary sets. Our unique lesson plans enable you to provide a high quality STEM program with as few as 3 sets sets per 20 students!

Other robotics programs require 1 or 2 full robotics sets per child. This approach is costly for schools and overwhelming for students. With our curriculum, students still get extensive hands-on building and programming experience by engaging with group and individual activities that don’t require each student to have a full robotics set in front of them at all times. 

LEGO EV3 sets can be procured for ~$450 each, tax free. We can help you with the details.

 

An Evidence-Based Approach to STEM

LEGO Robotics doesn't just empower students' creative problem-solving; it also improves their academic performance

LEGO Robotics is a powerful educational tool for improving students’ academic outcomes across a wide range of subjects. Robot Academy’s hands-on activities enable students to feel a sense of profound accomplishment within the context of STEM problem-solving at an early age, thus bolstering students’ confidence and improving their academic performance not just in STEM-related subjects but also more generally.

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Complete
Curriculum

$ 4800 per location
  • Engaging “Robot Guy” videos teach building/programming fundamentals, robot design strategies, kid-friendly testing methodologies, and advanced building/programming techniques
  • Ready-to-use lesson plans and teacher training videos make implementation easy
  • One-hour customized onboarding
  • Kit containing all extra materials necessary (assuming you already have 3-6 LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robots)
  • License to display videos: 1 year, 1 location, up to 500 students
     
     

Curriculum
+Robots

$ 7800 per location
  • Everything in the "Complete Curriculum"
  • License to display videos: 1 year, 1 location, up to 500 students
  • 6 LEGO Mindstorms EV3 Robotics Sets (for most schools, this is more than sufficient to implement the program)
     
     
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2-Year Curriculum
+Robots

$ 10000 per location
  • Everything in the "Curriculum + Robots" package
  • License to display videos: 2 years, 1 location, up to 500 students
     
     

Choose the Right Plan for Your School

NOTE: Prices will increase on Dec 1, 2019

LIMITED TIME OFFER: Starter Module
(available until 5/17/2019)

This module introduces LEGO Robotics, guides kids through the process of building and programming the MicroBot, and provides an engaging Jousting Tournament so that kids can not only test but also compete with their creations.
$248
  • 1 Professionally-Produced
    “Robot Guy” Video
  • 2 In-Depth Building/Programming Tutorials
  • License to Display Videos:
    1 Location for 1 Year
  • 1 Comprehensive Teacher
    Training Videos
  • Ready-To-Use Lesson Plans and Templates
  • BONUS: Live "Onboarding"
    Webinar with Michael and Gail