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Webinar: Introducing Coding Pathways

WEBINAR DETAILS AboutTeaching coding is about to get a whole lot easier! Our Class Connect platform for teachers enables you to …

Amy Wilson

Aug 17, 2022

Apply to Join the Class Connect Customer Council

Amy Wilson

Jun 29, 2022

Easing Teacher Burdens: Virtual Dash is Your Partner in the Classroom!

Teaching Coding and Robotics is about to get a whole lot easier. Join us in this webinar where we will …

Amy Wilson

May 23, 2022

2021-22 WLRC Winners Announced!

Amy Wilson

Apr 21, 2022

Earth Day 2022 …

Editor

Apr 11, 2022

15 Inspiring STEM Books for Women’s History Month

Amy Wilson

Mar 1, 2022

Math Monthly: January

Amy Wilson

Jan 5, 2022

Our Annual Winter WONDER-land Roundup of Activities!

Amy Wilson

Dec 14, 2021

Math Monthly: December

Amy Wilson

Nov 29, 2021

Celebrate Fall!

Amy Wilson

Nov 9, 2021

Introducing Math Monthly!

Amy Wilson

Nov 2, 2021

Class Connect Just Got Better!

We’ve turbocharged Dash and Class Connect to challenge kids with new, standards-aligned Math Activities. New view. New content. The same …

Amy Wilson

Aug 27, 2021

Awards That Will Surely Inspire Future Teams and Creators of Tomorrow

Guest Blogger

Apr 9, 2021

5 Different Resources to Help Kids Learn to Code

Guest Blogger

Apr 5, 2021

The Wonder League Robotics Competition: Year 6’s Winners and Top Teams

Guest Blogger

Mar 24, 2021

Young Developers: Fun Ways to Teach Children to Code

Guest Blogger

Mar 10, 2021

Learn ABCs – STEM

Amy Wilson

Mar 5, 2021

10 Inspiring STEM Books for Women’s History Month

Guest Blogger

Mar 4, 2021

Learn ABCs – Read

Amy Wilson

Feb 25, 2021

Code the ABCs and the 123s with Dash

Guest Blogger

Feb 25, 2021

Learn ABCs – Invent – National Engineers Week

Amy Wilson

Feb 18, 2021

10 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls of Color

Guest Blogger

Feb 18, 2021

Learn ABCs – King Cake

Amy Wilson

Feb 12, 2021

Wonder Leaguers Conquer More Than Just the Pandemic

Wonder Workshop

Feb 9, 2021

Learn ABCs – Year of the OX

Amy Wilson

Feb 5, 2021

Learn ABCs LOVE

Amy Wilson

Jan 28, 2021

Which are the most popular programming languages?

Guest Blogger

Jan 26, 2021

Learn ABCs WINTER

Amy Wilson

Jan 22, 2021

Learn ABCs SNOW

Amy Wilson

Jan 15, 2021

Hour of Code with Wonder Workshop

For this year’s Hour of Code, Wonder Workshop held a very special, student-facing 1-hour webinar with Bryan L. Miller, Senior …

Bryan L. Miller

Dec 8, 2020

20+ Winter WONDER-land Activities for Dash, Dot, & Cue

Wonder Workshop

Dec 4, 2020

Dash’s Neighborhood – Access Guide

Guest Blogger

Aug 24, 2020

5 Reasons why Learning Pods at home are an opportunity to accelerate 21st century skills

Vikas Gupta

Aug 16, 2020

Ideas for Creating a Wonder League Robotics Competition Mat

Guest Blogger

Aug 5, 2020

Learning A New Language: Coding and Programming For Kids

Guest Blogger

Jul 8, 2020

The Wonder League’s Honorable Mention Awards

Guest Blogger

Jun 15, 2020

The Wonder League’s Top Teams & $5,000 STEAM Grant Grand Prize Winners Announcement

Guest Blogger

Jun 8, 2020

Dash’s Neighborhood

Vikas Gupta

May 20, 2020

Schedule an onboarding

Our team is here to help you get started! Click your state to start scheduling a 30 minute onboarding call. …

Wonder Workshop

May 7, 2020

The Wonder Challenge

Wonder Workshop

Apr 24, 2020

Wonder Workshop’s Home Learning Toolkits

Guest Blogger

Apr 13, 2020

Virtual Summit Keynote Highlights

Vikas Gupta

Apr 13, 2020

8 Ways to Fall in Love with Dash, Dot, and Cue (Again!)

Editor

Feb 6, 2020

Guest Post – Using Dash, Dot and Cue Across All Curricular Areas

Bryan L. Miller

Feb 5, 2020

January WONDERful Educator of the Month – Lana Shea

Bryan L. Miller

Jan 31, 2020

December WONDERful Educator of the Month – Joey Tanaka

Bryan L. Miller

Dec 19, 2019

November WONDERful Educator of the Month – Bethany Arsenault

Bryan L. Miller

Nov 21, 2019

October WONDERful Educator of the Month – Jasmine Saab

Bryan L. Miller

Oct 17, 2019

Join the Wonder League Giveaway!

Guest Blogger

Sep 24, 2019

WONDERful Moments with Wonder Workshop

Bryan L. Miller

Sep 19, 2019

Applications Open for 2019-2020 Wonder Squad

Bryan L. Miller

Aug 15, 2019

Introducing Wonder Workshop Class Connect

Today, we are excited to announce a brand new tool for educators called Wonder Workshop Class Connect, available for a …

Aug 8, 2019

Engaging Beyond the Webinar – “Getting Started with Robotics in the K-8 Classroom”

Continuing professional learning beyond the classroom is a huge factor for teacher success. As educators engage with more technology in …

Bryan L. Miller

Jul 26, 2019

Comic-Con Cartoon Contest!

Amy Wilson

Jul 11, 2019

Webinar — Getting Started with Coding and Robotics in K–8 Classrooms

How exactly should teachers get started with coding and robotics to bring engagement, STEAM learning, and 21st century skills to …

Jun 14, 2019

Wonder League Robotics Competition Honorable Mentions for Year 4

We were delighted with the incredible work that we saw from all the WLRC teams this year. Our overall winning …

Guest Blogger

May 15, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week 2019

Amy Wilson

May 7, 2019

WLRC’s Top Teams & $5,000 STEM Grant Grand Prize Winners Announced!

Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in this year’s Wonder League Robotics Competition.   We have been eagerly …

Guest Blogger

May 2, 2019

Webinar – Inspiring STEM Learning for Young Girls: Tips from Research and the Classroom

Why are women underrepresented in fields like computer science and engineering? When (and how) should educators focus on piquing the …

Guest Blogger

Apr 29, 2019

And the winner is… Cue!

We are honored to have been awarded the 2019 EdTech Digest Award in the “Robotics (for learning, education) Solution” category …

Apr 4, 2019

Wonder Rewards Points Promo Happening Now

Amy Wilson

Apr 4, 2019

MAR 2019 | SF Creativity Museum – ‘Girls Coding Outreach’

We were thrilled to attend the SF Creativity Museum for the ‘Girls Coding Outreach’ event in San Francisco, CA on …

Mar 21, 2019

CUE Conference | MAR 2019

Thanks to the energetic crowd at our booth for making the event so memorable. We enjoyed meeting all of you …

Mar 19, 2019

TCES | FEB 2019

We loved the enthusiastic crowd who came out to experience our Gripper Building Kit demos at TCES!

Feb 6, 2019

FETC | JAN 2019

Thanks to those who stopped by our booth at FETC 2019! We loved meeting you and sharing our new accessory …

Jan 27, 2019

The Adventures of the Code Crackers – 2018 Wonder League Robotics Competition Winners

Guest Blogger

Jan 25, 2019

Webinar – Discovering the Wonder Workshop Curriculum

Jan 24, 2019

Webinar – Wonder League Robotics Competition: Getting Started #1

Jan 24, 2019

Webinar – Wonder League Robotics Competition Video #2

Jan 24, 2019

Webinar – Bringing Creativity to STEAM with Drawing and Coding

Jan 24, 2019

Webinar – Beyond the Basics: Coding with Conditionals & Variables

Jan 24, 2019

Webinar – Bringing Computer Science & Robotics to the Youngest of Learners

Jan 24, 2019

Webinar – Creating Student Voice & Choice for Coding and Robotics

Jan 23, 2019

Webinar – Harness the Power of the Curriculum Design Thinking Process

Jan 23, 2019

Webinar – Sensors: Past, Present, and Still Processing

Jan 23, 2019

Webinar – STEM-errific Ways to Avoid the Summer Learning Loss

Jan 23, 2019

Webinar – STEM Ideas to Keep Students Engaged at the End of the School Year

Jan 23, 2019

Webinar – The Need for Quality Edtech Professional Development

Jan 23, 2019

Webinar – Creative Coding Rotation Stations for K 5 Classrooms

Jan 23, 2019

Webinar – Designing a Programming Language for Early Learners

Jan 23, 2019

Webinar – Collaboration, Creativity, & Computational Thinking

Jan 23, 2019

Webinar | Your Complete Guide to the Hour of Code

Editor

Jan 23, 2019

Webinar | Learning Spaces: Designing for a Computer Science Infused Classroom

Editor

Jan 23, 2019

Webinar | Beyond the Hour of Code: Implementation for All

Editor

Jan 23, 2019

BETT | JAN 2019

We’d like to thank the #Digiladies who stopped by our booth at BETT 2019! They are awesome and said they …

Jan 23, 2019

Acer and Microsoft Sponsor the Wonder League Robotics Competition

Guest Blogger

Dec 7, 2018

New Game Design Unit for Cue’s Applied Robotics Curriculum!

Dec 5, 2018

20+ Winter WONDER-ful Activities for Dash, Dot, & Cue

Editor

Nov 29, 2018

Webinar | Constructing a Maker’s Mindset with DIY Materials

Editor

Nov 29, 2018

Who Doesn’t Like a Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Editor

Nov 22, 2018

Dancing with the Robots Video Contest

Editor

Nov 20, 2018

Privacy by Design

Vikas Gupta

Nov 20, 2018

A Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Ideas for Robots in the Classroom

Editor

Nov 12, 2018

Teach Wonder Day Savings are Back!

Editor

Nov 6, 2018

Save Big on Bundles as You Prepare for Hour of Code

Editor

Nov 1, 2018

STEM Recommended Reading List for Coding & Robotics

Editor

Oct 31, 2018

Get Ready for the Hour of Code 2018!

Editor

Oct 31, 2018

Meet Our Outreach Team at Upcoming Fall 2018 Events!

Editor

Oct 31, 2018

Student Motivation: More Carrot, Less Stick

Guest Blogger

Oct 30, 2018

Webinar | The Power of Teamwork Inside (and Outside) of the Classroom

Editor

Oct 30, 2018

5 Halloween Activities for Dash, Dot, & Cue

Editor

Oct 18, 2018

The Wonder League Robotics Competition Is Launching!

Editor

Oct 11, 2018

3 Ideas for Creating a Wonder League Robotics Competition Mat

Editor

Oct 11, 2018

7 Honorable Mentions provide LOTS of WLRC Inspiration

Editor

Oct 11, 2018

2018 WLRC Honorable Mentions

Editor

Oct 10, 2018

Happy Birthday to Dash & Dot: The Little Robots That Can — and Did!

Vikas Gupta

Sep 13, 2018

Getting your Classroom Robot Ready!

Editor

Sep 11, 2018

Huge Savings on Cue Packs in September

Editor

Sep 6, 2018

6 Activity Packets to Use Throughout the School Year

Editor

Sep 4, 2018

NEW Professional Development Course: Teach Wonder for Middle School Teachers!

Editor

Aug 27, 2018

Bringing the Learning Power of Coding and Applied Robotics to Middle School Classrooms

Mike Lorion

Aug 22, 2018

Voice and Choice in Middle School Coding and Robotics

Aug 22, 2018

Blockly users! You asked, we listened.

Aug 8, 2018

Dash, Dot, and Cue aren’t just for kids anymore — grown-ups can geek out too!

Vikas Gupta

Aug 7, 2018

The Need for Quality EdTech PD

Editor

Jul 20, 2018

Introducing Sketch Kit: Art that’s drawn by robots, programmed by you

Vikas Gupta

Jul 20, 2018

What Can You Do with a Box?

Editor

Jul 16, 2018

Takeaways from This Year’s ISTE Conference

Editor

Jul 5, 2018

Wonder Workshop Heads to the Windy City

Guest Blogger

Jun 24, 2018

Mark Your Calendars … for Teach Wonder Day!

Editor

Jun 23, 2018

Make It a Summer of Wonder

Editor

Jun 11, 2018

STEAM Summer Reading List

Editor

Jun 4, 2018

Top Ten Teams & $5,000 STEM Grant Winners Announced!

Editor

May 23, 2018

5 Inspiring Teachers to Watch

Editor

May 18, 2018

3D Ways to Celebrate the End of the Year with Dash & Dot

Editor

May 14, 2018

5 WONDER-ful Ways to Reward Teachers

Editor

May 7, 2018

How to Get Started with Sketch Kit

Editor

Apr 24, 2018

The Sound of Music with Dash

Editor

Apr 3, 2018

Teach Wonder, Go Ahead!

Editor

Mar 23, 2018

New! The Creativity Accessories Pack for Dot, the CleverBot!

Editor

Mar 15, 2018

Want to Close the STEM Gender Gap? Start in Kindergarten

Editor

Mar 6, 2018

5 Reasons to Get Students Coding with Robots

Editor

Feb 26, 2018

Introducing the Newest Olympians: Dash, Dot, and Cue Robots!

Editor

Feb 9, 2018

12 Ways to Celebrate the 100th Day of School with Wonder Workshop’s CleverBots!

Editor

Feb 5, 2018

28 Days Until the Wonder League Robotics Competition Invitational Round Begins!

Editor

Feb 5, 2018

5 Inspiring Coding & Robotics Challenges from Our Teacher Community

Editor

Jan 23, 2018

Wonder Workshop CEO Vikas Gupta Wins Kids@Play Interactive (KAPi) Award

Editor

Jan 8, 2018

10 WONDER-ful New Year’s Resolutions

Editor

Jan 2, 2018

Extended Deadline to Register for the Wonder League Robotics Competition

Editor

Jan 2, 2018

Top 7 Questions for the Award-Winning Cue Robot

Editor

Jan 2, 2018

3 Ways to Continue Coding Past the Hour of Code

Editor

Dec 12, 2017

Coding is Elementary!

Dec 6, 2017

Mission Three: The Final WLRC Challenges

Editor

Dec 4, 2017

Announcing Puzzlets for Dash!

Editor

Nov 29, 2017

Acquiring Funding and Sponsors for WLRC Teams

Nov 14, 2017

Wonder League Robotics Competition: Mission Two Released

Editor

Oct 30, 2017

Dash & Dot now work with Apple Swift Playgrounds

Oct 29, 2017

Some Say Stubbornness, I Say Perseverance

Editor

Sep 28, 2017

Top 7 Tips for Wonder League Coaches

Editor

Sep 25, 2017

It’s finally here — the Mission One Logbook

Editor

Sep 15, 2017

What Robotics Means to Me

Sep 13, 2017

Robotics Helped Me Become Who I Am Today

Sep 13, 2017

5 Lessons My Kids Have Taught Me About Coaching Robotics

Sep 12, 2017

3 Steps to Registering Teams for the Wonder League Robotics Competition

Editor

Sep 10, 2017

10 Innovative Solutions for Robot Storage Carts

Editor

Sep 7, 2017

Using the 6 Steps of Design Thinking to Create our K-5 Learn to Code Curriculum

Sep 3, 2017

5 Inspiring Videos to Help You Get Started

Editor

Aug 31, 2017

Dash & Dot’s Favorite “Stuff”

Editor

Aug 22, 2017

STEM Grants and Funding Resources!

Editor

Aug 16, 2017

Wonder League Coaches’ Guide

Editor

Aug 14, 2017

Making Your Classroom Robotics Ready

Aug 4, 2017

Empowering Students to be Technology Leaders — “Techsperts!”

Aug 2, 2017

Time to Register for the Wonder League Robotics Competition

Editor

Jul 31, 2017

Sign Up on Edmodo for the Wonder League Robotics Competition

Editor

Jul 31, 2017

Kicking Off the 2017–2018 Wonder League Robotics Competition

Editor

Jul 31, 2017

They’re Playin’ Dash-ketball

Editor

Jul 13, 2017

Overview of Our New K-5 Learn to Code Curriculum

Jul 10, 2017

Wonder League Robotics Competition

Editor

Jun 15, 2017

NEW! K-5 Learn to Code Curriculum

Editor

Jun 15, 2017

Announcing the Winners of the 2016–17 Wonder League Robotics Competition!

Editor

Mar 21, 2017

Joy + Grit: Winning Combo for Developing Growth Mindsets

Editor

Mar 15, 2017

A Gifted and Talented teacher uses the Wonder League Robotics Competition to meet all objectives

Dec 29, 2016

Teacher leads K-5 Robotics Team to 1st Place in National Wonder League Robotics Competition

Sep 29, 2016

Wonder Workshop will contribute towards your Donors Choose project!

Editor

Jul 7, 2016

Wonder League Robotics Competition FAQ | Year 8

Hello, robotics enthusiasts! If you’re here, you’re probably as excited as we are about the 8th Annual Wonder League Robotics Competition! To help you and your teams have the best possible experience competing this year, we wanted to share answers to some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

Who Can Compete:

Any kid, anywhere in the world, ages 6-8 (Innovator Cup) and 9-12 (Pioneer Cup). There are two age brackets: 6-8 and 9-12 and team members have to fall within the age category at some point during the competition. Participants must be the qualifying age for their bracket on the last day of the competition, but if they gain a year during the competition, that’s OK. They won’t age out! 

Competition Brackets:

  • Innovator Cup (Age 6-8)
  • Pioneer Cup (Age 9-12)

What Makes a Team:

A team is made up of a supervising adult coach, and one or more children (up to 5). That’s right, kids can compete solo, but a coach who is 18+ is needed to help with the submission process. For multi-kid teams, each member must be in the same age bracket. Coaches may have multiple teams and can register all their teams after registering as a coach. Please keep in mind that each team will need a separate Class Connect registration.

Note: Younger students may participate in the 9-12 age category, but please be aware that the missions have been designed with older students and advanced coding skills in mind.

What a Team Needs to Compete:

Class Connect subscription

The team is made up of a supervising adult coach and one to five members

  1. Compatible device
  2. 5′ x 8′ mat of 30cm squares and basic prototyping materials
  3. Teams in 6-8 & 9-12 age brackets will need a Dash robot
  4. Internet access to download and upload materials

Teams will need one Dash robot: https://store.makewonder.com/products/dash

Check Device Compatibility here: https://www.makewonder.com/compatibility

We will be offering a mat image that you are welcome to use and print with your local printer, but teams are absolutely encouraged to make their own if they prefer. For more on how to make your own mat, check out this blog post.

Coaches will, of course, need internet access to download the apps and keep up with the competition as it progresses, and may want to print out some kid-facing materials that we will provide at each stage.

Class Connect Subscription:

To register for the 8th Wonder League Robotics Competition requires a subscription to Class Connect, providing additional resources like standards-aligned content assignable right inside a student’s Blockly app. Learn more about Class Connect here.

If you already have a Class Connect subscription, you have access to register a team, based on your student license amount. If you have more than one team of 5 students, you will need to purchase another Coach Success Pack or consider a larger subscription to accommodate more teams and students.

  1. A Coach Success Pack provides:
    Participation in the WLRC for up to 5 students
    Access to all Missions
    Full access to Class Connect, (including Math Activities and Dash’s Neighborhood), for 5 students and 1 teacher for 7 months
    A discount code for a Dash robot from our online store at https://store.makewonder.com

Please note: Teams will need a physical Dash robot to complete the Missions.
The Coaches’ Dashboard in Class Connect will help our coaches register and manage their team(s). The dashboard will be your one-stop shop for all Wonder League Robotics Competition management. You will be able to access the Coaches’ Corner–where all competition-related content and resources will be hosted–the Heartbeat community forum, and all the submission forms right there on the Dashboard.

Accessing Missions for the Innovator Cup and Pioneer Cup:

Once your purchase is completed for Class Connect, you will receive an email to activate your Class Connect license.

Once this license is activated, you will be able to register yourself as a coach and register your teams. This is done on your portal page under the Robotics Competition tab.

Once your team/teams are registered, you will get an additional email from CoAssemble, our partner hosting the missions this year. This email will state you have been registered for the “2022-2023 Coaches Corner Course”.

Click on the link to be redirected to the CoAssemble website, and you will see the course and can access the Coaches’ Corner Guide as well as the Missions (available November 3, 2022).

Still having trouble accessing all the resources in the Coaches’ Corner? If you have previously had a license to Class Connect and registered as a coach, and have not seen Coaches’ Corner added to your CoAssemble list of courses, please email us at support@makewonder.com, and we will provide assistance.

Last Year’s Missions:

Taking a peek at last year’s missions might help you get a sense of what the competition is like. Just sign in with your Class Connect subscription and register as a coach to take a peek at the previous years by going to the Coaches’ Corner and selecting the desired year.

2022-23 Wonder League Robotics Competition Milestone Dates:

Here are important milestone dates to keep in mind as coaches develop timelines for teams competing in the 2022-23 Wonder League Robotics Competition.

 

  1. October 21, 2022: Student Team Registration Opens
  2. November 3, 2022: Round One Opens + Five Mission Released
  3. January 13, 2023: Student Team Registration Closes
  4. January 27, 2023: Mission Evidence Submission Closes 
  5. January 28-March 5, 2023: Invitational Round Notification 
  6. February 6, 2023: Invitational Round Opens + Final Mission Released
  7. March 24, 2023: Invitational Round Submission Due 
  8. April 10, 2023: People’s Choice Voting Opens 
  9. April 21, 2023: People’s Choice Voting Closes 
  10. May 4, 2023: 2022-23 Wonder League Robotics Competition Winner Announcement

NEW Award Category: WLRC People’s Choice Award

Teams may opt in to participate in the WLRC People’s Choice Award category by creating a :30 second video explaining the Team’s Invitational Round Final Mission solution that will be shared with the community at www.makewonder.com/classroom/robotics-competition/ in an “online crowd vote” competition. The WLRC People’s Choice Award allows teams to share and celebrate their work in the WLRC and encourage community support in voting for their team. This is an optional category for teams to enter and will not impact scoring of the Invitational Round submission as they will be judged by STEM and Coding experts using a published rubric.

Children’s Privacy:

We take our participants’ privacy very seriously and comply with COPPA when collecting any information. In the invitational round we ask only for the students’ first names, and request parents’ permission. For those that make it into the Invitational Round, we ask for full names, again with permission. We are never marketing, selling to, or corresponding with children. All contact is through the proxy of the coach.