Sphero seeks global educators ‘transforming steam learning’

Applications for the Sphero Heroes ambassador programme are now open

Technology company, Sphero​, has announced the opening of its 2019 Sphero Heroes ambassador programme, designed to “recognise and celebrate the great work of pioneer teachers around the world”.

Following last year’s inaugural outing, entries are being welcomed for a 2019 programme allowing educational professionals from around the world and across disciplines to share their classroom findings.

Once selected, these educators will continue their work as a certified Sphero Hero and be a representative for Sphero Edu. Throughout the year, say the company, “they’ll have the ability to come together to discuss innovation, robotics, programming and new teaching concepts to provide inspiration and growth in their classrooms”.

As the programme continues to build, it is planned that the existing Heroes will remain an active part of the group and help inspire the new ambassadors.

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“Our inaugural 17 Heroes are global, innovative, and talented and have inspired our company mission with their unique backgrounds and experiences,” said David Millage, Vice-President of Education at Sphero. “Sphero Edu continues to push the envelope to provide access to STEAM learning. We aim to give kids an educational journey that embraces the world around them, while having fun with our robots. Coding is a global language, and this ambassador programs allows us to connect and foster growth in all regions.”

Applicants will be tasked with showcasing their knowledge of Sphero robots, as well as using them to transform teaching and learning in their classrooms and beyond. The application process also includes a short video biography answering select questions, and the submission of two original Sphero Edu lesson plans.

For more information, please visit: sphero.com/heroes.

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