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Sphero® now Offering Complimentary Access to Premium Computer Science Content, Remote Learning Video Series, Webinars and more via Newly Redesigned Website

Posted Apr 13, 2020

Sphero.com provides digital resources for parents, educators, and learners, with easy-to-shop navigation for both Sphero and littleBits products.

BOULDER, Colo. (April 13, 2020) -- Sphero, the industry leader in edtech programmable robots and STEAM-based educational tools, is now offering complimentary educational resources for both parents and educators to assist with learning and teaching from home. In addition to these free resources, Sphero.com has been completely redesigned to offer more digital materials, including downloadable teacher guides, informative blog content, as well as an integrated shopping experience for both Sphero and littleBits products.

“We understand that now is a challenging time for educators, parents, and learners who may be adjusting to a new ‘normal’ way of life,” said Paul Berberian, Sphero’s CEO. “With so many of us working and learning from home right now, we want to support our community with easy access to quality educational content. By opening up access to Computer Science Foundations and providing other fun at-home resources, our hope is that learning will carry over from the classroom to the living room.”

Below is a list of the current offerings from Sphero. This list will be updated in real time on the Sphero blog as new resources and activities are added. 

COMPLIMENTARY ACCESS TO COMPUTER SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS
Sphero is happy to offer complimentary access to a new Computer Science Foundations Course 1 theme of eight lessons every two weeks. These lessons can be accessed through the Sphero Edu app on any device.  

Upcoming themes:
March 25 - Nature (available now) 
April 9 - The 'A' in STEAM (available now)
April 22 - Shapes & Numbers (coming soon!)

Get started with CS Foundations by reading the Quick Start Guide and creating an account in the Sphero Edu app. 

'LEARN AT HOME' WITH SPHERO - VIDEO MINI SERIES
While the Sphero team works from home, the in-house engineers and other experts are offering a video mini series on robotics topics and STEAM activities direct from their home offices, living rooms, and basements. New episodes will be released on Fridays on the Sphero YouTube channel and social media channels. 

Watch Now:
Episode 1:
Industrial Design with Lindsey C.
Episode 2: Mechanical Engineering with Lindsey C.

Upcoming topics: 
April 17 - Electrical Engineering with Quentin M.
April 24 - Firmware Engineering with Jeff W. 

EDUCATIONAL WEBINARS 
Sphero regularly offers free webinars for educators and parents to participate in lively discussions, and find helpful STEM resources and strategies on the teaching and learning topics they care about most. The most recent pre-recorded webinars can be found here

GET INSPIRED
Looking for inspiration? Look no further! The all-new Sphero blog is chocked full of activities that can be done at home, as well as tips and tricks to stay well. 

STEM at Home: A Parent's Cookbook to Teaching STEM
A Step-by-Step Guide to Cleaning Sphero and littleBits Products
What's in the bot?

FAVORITES FOR LEARNING AT HOME
Ready to get rolling and coding? Find recommendations for learning with Sphero and littleBits from the comfort of the living room here.

ABOUT SPHERO: 
Sphero inspires the creators of tomorrow through undeniably cool, programmable robots, electronic building blocks, and educational tools that transform the way kids learn and create through coding, science, music, and the arts. Sphero goes #BeyondCode and drives kids to turn their imagination into reality. The skills students unlock through play-based learning prepare them to thrive, no matter what subject or career they pursue. Based in Boulder, CO, Sphero has become the #1 STEAM-based learning solutions company, loved by millions of parents, kids and educators worldwide. Learn more at sphero.com.