CS-STEM Network's Mission
CS-STEM Network's mission is to develop engaging educational technologies to support teachers teaching computer science, engineering practices, and mathematics using robots.

The CS-STEM Network certify students and teachers that take Computer Science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) robotics courses. CS-STEM Network uses a combination of automated assessment tools that are integrated into software and games to evaulate student learning. The certification offered on CS-STEM Network are research based and are designed to insure students and teachers competency at the end of a course.

What is a Robotics Academy Certified Instructor?

Many classroom robotics teachers have never been officially trained to teach robotics. This project partners with Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy, a world leader in educational robotics, to certify teachers. A Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy teacher certification verifies that a teacher knows the content and has the pedagogical skills to deliver the content.

To learn more, watch the short video and then go to: View our training schedule offered through the Robotics Academy.

What are Robot Virtual Worlds?

We use virtual robots in many of our courses enabling students without robots to complete classroom assignments. We would never suggest that a virtual robot should replace a physical robot, but research tells us the Robot Virtual Worlds enables students to learn basic robot programming.

I'm a teacher, how do I get started?

The first thing that you need to do is to determine which activity is appropriate for you students. See the chart below. Register for the course and see if it meets your needs. Some activities will need additional scaffolding by a real live teacher (you). If you have questions please select the orange feedback button at the left and send us a message (must be logged in). The chart below is a general guide that you can use to determine the correct grade level for the activity.

Where can I get help?

We have a FAQ area, but you can also ask questions by contacting us directly.

Grade Recommendations

All activities are free unless otherwise indicated. Note: Many of these courses are unfortunately depreciated and old. Please check back soon for updates.

K - 3rd
4th - 5th
Middle School
High School

ROBOTC Programming for FTC CS2N Learn Course

ROBOTC Programming for VEX, BEST and TSA Teams

NXT-G FLL Competition Course

4-H - Robotics CS2N Learn Course

Boy Scout Merit Badge Course

Cognitive Tutor Enabled Robots In Motion

Multi-Robot Communications

Robot Virtual Worlds

  • Ruins of Atlantis

  • Palm Island

  • Operation Reset

  • Curriculum Companion

  • Learn to Program using Robot Virtual Worlds