Living and Learning in an Increasingly Robot Filled World!
How teachers can engage students, grades 4 -12, in considering the education, and life impacting possibilities robots offer-
While there is no debate that these finely designed robots as teachers or as supports can immerse the students in learning content skills with actual outcomes and if tapped at home provide the robot support that so comforts adults; is it good for a child to have a friend at the end of the day who has a set of programmable responses and moods or will a robot teacher be able to respond to the differentiating instruction and social and emotional aspects of teaching as well as do human teachers? Does this truly ready the child for developing human lasting friendships or short lasting ones that end with a whimper or a bang? Can a robot teacher also provide life lessons and the human connection some of today's students facing social-economic, immigrant, special needs learning and trauma in their personal lives, so need from an educator?
Staff at Ditmas Middle School involved in this project:
- Dr. Rose Reissman, Amanda Xavier, Dina Francis, Steven Guardino, and Mary Cataldo
- Also, Angelo Carideo and under supervision of Marielena Santiago,
Principal and Michelle Buitrago - Assistant Principal Ditmas Middle School is located in Community School District #20/Brooklyn - New York City Department of Education
Rose Reissman is the founder of the Writing Institute, now replicated in 200 schools including PS 191 in Manhattan, New York City. She is a featured author in New York State Union Teachers Educators Voice 2016 and was filmed discussing ESL student leadership literary strategies developed at Ditmas IS 62, a Brooklyn public intermediate school. Ditmas IS 62 is under the leadership of Marielena Santiago Principal and Michelle Buitrago AP. The Writing Institute Team are: Michael Downes, Angelo Carideo, and Amanda Xavier.