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  • The Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set made by Learning Resources.

    The Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set made by Learning Resources.
    Courtesy of Learning Resources

  • Learning Resources headquarters in Vernon Hills.

    Learning Resources headquarters in Vernon Hills.

 
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In celebration of the National Robotics Week last week, educational toy company Learning Resources is partnering with DonorsChoose.org to equip classrooms across the country with their own coding robot.

Individuals can visit DonorsChoose.org to help teachers across America get a Botley the Coding Robot Activity Set for their classrooms. Vernon Hills- based Learning Resources has committed to matching donations up to $100,000. Through this match offer, Learning Resources is connecting classrooms to essential coding skills, and supporting tomorrow's engineers and coders. Aligned to Computer Science Teacher Association and International Society for Technology in Education Technology standards, Botley is the first classroom-appropriate early coding robot to be STEM Approved by STEM.org and is supported by downloadable resources online to set classrooms on their path to coding the future.

"For over 30 years, Learning Resources' products have empowered kids all over the world to build critical skills and get ready to take on the world," said Rick Woldenberg, CEO of Learning Resources. "By partnering with DonorsChoose.org during National Robotics Week and beyond, we are also empowering our community and our teachers to bring these necessary skills into the classroom."

DonorsChoose.org is a platform for supporting U.S. public schools and makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving the nation closer to a place where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.

"So many students will have hands-on coding and STEM experiences thanks to the generosity of Learning Resources," said Orly Michaeli, partnerships manager at DonorsChoose.org. "We can't wait to see the wonderful ways these projects will help teachers engage their students in powerful science learning opportunities."

Learning Resources is a global manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational products trusted by teachers and parents and loved by children. The Company's 1,100+ high-quality products are sold in more than 80 countries, serving children and their families, preschool, kindergarten, primary and middle-school markets.

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