LEGO / TETRIX Professional Development

Robotics Academy Classes - 2016

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Robotics in the classroom


On-Site Training

Held at the CMU Robotics Academy in Pittsburgh, PA

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All training is conducted at the National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) in Pittsburgh, PA. The NREC is part of the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute, a world-renowned robotics organization, where you'll be surrounded by real-world robot research and commercialization.


On-site training takes you through four and a half days of training and also includes:

  • Hands-on training using provided hardware and software
  • Robotics Academy Certification for "Graduates"
  • ACT 48 Credits (for PA teachers)
  • Certificate of Completion for course "Graduates"
  • Tour of the National Robotics Engineering Center
  • Lunch


You also can take advantage of Pittsburgh's attractions, from world-class museums and entertainment, to shopping, excursions, sports, and more.


Current On-Site Training Schedule

Robotics Academy Certified
ROBOTC Training for LEGO

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  • June 27th – July 1st, 2016
  • July 25th – 29th, 2016






Online Training

Web-based classes

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Enjoy the convenience of taking Robotics Academy courses without leaving your own computer workstation.


Enjoy these benefits on Online Training:

  • Assisted training using provided hardware and software
  • Screen sharing amongst the class
  • Networking opportunities with other professional educators
  • Robotics Academy Certification for "Graduates"


The Professional Development courses provide teachers and coaches with a solid foundation for robot programming in the respective languages, and experience in troubleshooting common student mistakes.It also focuses on identifying and extracting academic value from the naturally occurring STEM situations encountered in robotics explorations.


Current Online Training Schedule

Robotics Academy Certified
ROBOTC Training for LEGO EV3

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  • Feb 25th – Mar 31st, 2016
    Thursdays for 6 weeks
    6 – 8pm EST (3 – 5pm PST)
  • Jul 11th – 15th, 2016
    Monday – Friday for 1 week
    3 – 5pm EST (12 – 2pm PST)
  • 6 – 8pm EST (3 – 5pm PST)


**NOTICE: Minimum signups required for online classes:
We will not be offering classes for less than 8 registrants in an online class. If a class does not have enough registrants, we will ask if you would like to join a different session if one is available. We will not send out software or hardware until there are enough registrants in the class.

Teacher Training brought to your location

The Robotics Academy's qualified trainers can come to your site and offer classes for groups of teachers. The cost is $4000 plus expenses for up to 12 students for three days of classes. More than 12 students require a second trainer and increase the cost to $2000/day plus expenses. Total expenses are calculated prior to confirming the teaching dates.


You supply the training room, computers and robots (or robot kits) for the students as well as necessary utilities. In planning for necessary computers and robots, note that students are generally grouped in twos. Call 412 681-7160 for more information.