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The CS-STEM Network

A Digital Badging Learning Management System that delivers free Robotics CS-STEM curriculum to allow students to build Digital Portfolios.

The CS-STEM Network offers free robotics curriculum that educators can use to teach students computational thinking concepts. As students work through the activities, they provide evidence in the form of code, photos, videos, drawings, etc. to attach to their certificate. Upon sharing certificates, students can also show future employers real evidence of their work along with the certification.


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March 2019
As a self-taught computer science and robotics teacher, CS2N is the perfect place for me to gain tangible practical experience and training in curriculum and instruction to support my students. I love the organization of the site and the way units are mapped out to scaffold in difficult as you gain knowledge in computational thinking skills. The support offered by the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy as part of taking courses on CS2N is exceptional! Now that I am a LEGO EV3 Certified Educator, I love that I have the chance to help my students earn their own digital badges and certifications as well.

About the innovation

Track progress of your students while teaching STEM and Robotics

The CS-STEM Network allows teachers to offer robotics curriculum using popular robotics systems like the LEGO MINDSTORMS, VEX IQ, or VEX EDR CORTEX (VEX EDR V5 coming this year!). 

As a teacher, you have the ability to invite students (or generate students accounts if they do not have email addresses) and track their progress as they work their way through the lessons. 

Feel free to take a look through the curriculum offerings at www.cs2n.org/curriculum and start using the courses in your classroom! 

Tutorial videos can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLEIq9At0t2tdIM5-BMM9hlgD69soBylv


CS-STEM Network used to teach Technician Skills at Garfield Jubilee
SMART - Extended Reach (SMART-ER), Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy's initiative that involves several Pittsburgh community organizations to teach students core technician skills kicked off on Thursday, February 28th, 2019 at The Garfield Jubilee. SMART-ER works with organizations such as The Garfield Jubilee, Auberle, Rescare, Phase4 Learning Center, Digital Bridges, and the Will Allen Foundation to engage Pittsburgh youth to gain knowledge, skills, and attributes identified during technician interviews at Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing companies.Participants of the Garfield Jubilee training are going through the Electrical Foundations Micro-Certification course, which focuses on concepts like wiring, series and parallel circuits, voltage, current, troubleshooting with a multimeter, and other circuits concepts. Learners will have to create end-of-unit projects like a Lightbox, a 2-wheeled cart, and then combining all of the concepts into an electronics panel, also known as an E-Panel. The Electrical Foundations Micro-Certification course is one of five that will be available as part of the Smart Manufacturing and Advanced Robotics Training (SMART) Project, a project funded by ARM's (www.arminstitute.org) Educational and Workforce Development division. Not only does the youth learn about the Electrical concepts, but they are also given the opportunity to visit local robotics companies like ARGO AI (the Pittsburgh-based autonomous car company), Bossa Nova, HEBI Robotics, SEEGRID, and more to come as companies learn about the project. To learn more about SMART-ER you can go to our Research Area. You can also learn about the parent project, SMART. You can also email us at cmra@nrec.ri.cmu.edu for more information about either of these projects. Garfield Jubilee Association, Inc. (GJA) is a non-profit, community development corporation formed to develop programs and activities which benefit and stabilize the welfare of low and moderate income families and the community. GJA was formally incorporated in 1983 and is the product of the cooperative efforts of local East End clergy and concerned city residents, with assistance from the Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation and the Alcoa Foundation. Learn more at www.garfieldjubilee.org. 

Implementation steps

Create an account
Go to www.cs2n.org/signup to create a free account
Check your email to confirm account
Check your email and click on the activation link. 
Choose Curriculum
Go to www.cs2n.org/curriculum to choose from one of our available curricular offerings!

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