iRobot Educator Team

Better Together, for the Future of Education

We know that nobody understands classrooms better than their teachers!
Therefore, when developing learning resources, we look to our iRobot Educator Teams to provide invaluable guidance and feedback.

These educators are experts in creating, curating and delivering impactful learning experiences, scaffolded to meet the needs of each and every student.

Join the Next Generation of Education Innovators

Our goal is to provide opportunities for educators to challenge themselves, grow in their creativity, and share their work on a global platform. iRobot's Educator Teams are beta testers; they are the first to experience new offerings, contribute feedback, receive discounts and shape our educational products.

Ideal candidates are lifelong learners, early-adopters of technology and experienced content developers who foster a spirit of creativity and collaboration.

The Insider Team
2019 Cohort - 1 Year Term
Application Opens: Sept. 1, 2019
Application Deadline: Sept. 25, 2019
Announcements: Oct. 3, 2019
The Advisor Team
2019 Cohort - 1 Year Term
Application Opens: Oct. 27, 2019
Application Deadline: Nov. 13, 2019
Announcements: Dec. 12, 2019

The Insider Team

Insider Team members receive the opportunity to pilot and provide feedback the Root Coding Robot and its corresponding curriculum.

Perks:

  • One (1) Root Robot (on loan)
  • One (1) Root Coding School ID
  • First access to new features, products, and opportunities to provide input on future product features
  • iRobot Education web-training and accompanying certification
  • One (1) 50% off iRobot Education discount code
  • Access to online iRobot Educator Team Community

Additional Opportunities:

  • Renew status @ close of season
  • iRobot Education Team support when hosting local professional development sessions
  • Receive highlights on iRobot Education's social media accounts/ website
  • Eligible to Apply for Advisor Team Program

Requirements:

  • Submit application (see below)
  • Phone Interview
  • Must complete iRobot Education Web Training
  • Provide feedback on 5 activities/school year (survey provided)

Who Can Apply?

  • Formal Educators: Classroom/Homeschool teachers, technology coordinators/coaches, administrators, district specialists, etc.
  • Informal Education Specialists: Museum educators, librarians, etc.
  • Education Consultants
  • College Instructors and Pre-service teachers

How to Apply:

E-mail Educators@RootRobotics.com answering the following questions:
  • Are you in formal or informal education? Describe your position, school and students.
  • How has your teaching expereince benefitted from the general integration of technology?
  • Have you ever used educational robots? If so, how did it impact your teaching experience?
  • Why are you interested in serving as an iRobot Education Insider?
  • Please list any relevant accreditations and edtech certifications
  • Additionally, please attach at least one original tech-related classroom activity or lesson plan for review.
A team member will be in contact in 7-10 business days to schedule a phone interview.
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Looking to Take it to the Next Level?

The Advisor Team

Advisor Team members are set apart as sponsored innovators, with direct opportunities to develop & elevate iRobot Education's offerings.

Perks:

  • One (1) Classpack, including six (6) Root Robots (on loan)
  • Six (6) Root Coding School IDs (to share)
  • First access to new features and products, and opportunities to provide input on future product features.
  • Biannual, web-based professional development seminars and corresponding iRobot Education Certification
  • Six (6) 50% off iRobot Education discount codes (to share)
  • Access to online iRobot Educator Team Community
  • Direct support access to the iRobot Education Team

Additional Opportunities:

  • Renew status @ close of season
  • Represent iRobot at local and national STEM events, workshops and conferences (paid opportunities)
  • Contribute to/ host professional development webinars for educators/ administrators (paid opportunities)
  • Receive highlights on iRobot Education's social media accounts/ website
  • Co-Host on-site iRobot Education testing events

Requirements:

  • Submit application (see below)
  • Video Interview
  • Contribute 2 activities/ school season to Root Coding Activity Library
  • Provide feedback on 5-10 activities/ season (survey provided)

Who Can Apply?

  • Current iRobot Education Insiders and Alumni

How to Apply:

E-mail Educators@RootRobotics.com answering the following questions:
  • How has your time as an iRobot Education Insider benefitted your teaching experience?
  • Why are you interestd in serving as an iRobot Education Advisor?
  • Please list any relevant accrediations and edtech certifications
  • Additionally, please attach at least two original Root Robot-focused classroom activities or lesson plans for review.
A team member will be in contact in 7-10 business days to schedule a video interview.
Apply Now