To support teachers using Planeteers, we’ve created two professional development courses to upskill, inspire and motivate teachers who seek to develop their game-based learning and STEAM teaching skills. Designed by educational trainers and experts, our courses integrate STEAM, inquiry, project-based learning, and maker methodologies to help upskill educators to maximize the benefits of using Planeteers in their classroom. The first course is also great for educators wishing to incorporate any or all of these teaching pedagogies using unplugged or other resources.
The first course, Full STEAM Ahead in the Classroom, focuses on introducing STEAM as a mix of teaching methodologies and building teacher knowhow and skills in delivering STEAM in their classrooms using various learning modalities.
The second course, Game-based Learning with Planeteers, is aimed at teachers wishing to integrate sandbox game-based learning into the mix, including the concept of virtual maker labs using Planeteers as a primary or secondary resource for teaching STEAM skills and identities including coding and robotics.
We also have an Education Blog that provides information and insight on various STEAM education topics. You can visit our Education Blog below.
Full STEAM Ahead in the Classroom
This course is designed to help assist and support teachers to develop skills in STEAM, Inquiry and project based learning pedagogies so they can confidently adapt these into their classroom. Designed by educators, the course includes audio lessons with supporting teacher resources including templates and tools to use as starting points in planning STEAM lessons and roadmaps, creating authentic project based learning experiences and assessments, and introducing new teaching opportunities, including for example makerspaces and game-based learning.
Game-based Learning for STEAM, Coding, Robotics and More!
Need a studio or maker space but don’t have the capacity in your classroom? Learn how you can use Planeteers as a powerful 3D game-based learning sandbox for Studio or Lab time, inspiring students to develop new skills using STEAM project-based learning. Learn how to master Planeteers and include this amazing game in your blended learning approach to level up engagement and autonomous learning.
Teacher Resources & Curriculum Materials
Check out the links below for resources to get you started with Planeteers in the classroom, including the STEAM Learning Continuum, Quest and Lesson guides.
Blockly Coding Curriculum
We believe coding is such an important skill that we have a breakout coding curriculum for teaching beginner to advanced computer programming for learners. The Planeteers coding curriculum teaches programming in a fun storified multi-disciplinary setting using block code in 3D!
Planeteers provides lots of opportunities for teaching robotics as students create and program mission helpers of all kinds. Learners can craft or build robots including drones, rovers, farming bots and others, then code AI using blockly.