Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

Brandon Petersen is an energetic, experienced elementary teacher and innovation specialist who has a strong passion for helping fellow educators successfully integrate robotics in their practice. In addition, he spearheads an initiative in his home state to strengthen STEM and computer science learning experiences in classrooms. Brandon loves sharing his extensive experience to help educators build essential skills in their students – particularly foundational, performance-based technology skills. He specializes in helping educators connect innovative practices and cross-curricular content.

Brandon is the author of Robotics: Engage Your Students and Powerfully Enhance their STEM and Literacy Learning (Grade K-6), the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. In addition, participants will gain access to Brandon’s website which is continually updated with new materials and resources.

Brandon’s presentations are clear, fast-paced and activity-packed. You will leave with a wealth of new ideas that you can easily implement in your own classroom or program. He will share dozens of outstanding tips, tools and STEM-based lessons that have proven highly effective in stimulating elementary students’ interest and excitement about all subject areas.

Brandon will keep you thinking, moving and actively involved throughout the day as you gain great new ideas for powerfully enhancing your students’ STEM and literacy skills through robotics.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Incredible! I learned a ton today and am taking so much back that I can share with my students, other teachers and even parents. Thank you!”
– Stacie Thorpe-Burnett

Excellent strategies to incorporate literacy and math skills! Awesome!”
− Carly Quinlan

“What an enthusiastic presenter! I’m taking back a lot of valuable ideas that I can use!”
− Noreen Suddic

I’m so glad I was able to attend! I got a lot of great ideas to use with my students and share with my colleagues!”
− C. Ramirz

“Brandon presented useful, creative ideas and even made the learning standards exciting!”
− Andrea Banks

“Wonderful! This seminar has inspired me and will bring new life to my classroom program!”
– Annie Conner

Very, very practical ideas! Thanks for sharing your amazing website, Brandon!”
− Myrna McCune

“Great ideas that will be fun and very educational for our students!”
− Claudia Jimenez

“I learned so much! I’m eager to return to my classroom and colleagues to share these ideas and resources!”
− Franaise Thompson

“Fantastic seminar! I can’t wait to implement all the ideas I’m taking home with me!”
− Kristin Gage

“Phenomenal ideas! I’m feeling really inspired!
− Lindsey Williams

“Brandon is a terrific presenter with great enthusiasm! I’m looking forward to using his website!
− Claudia Connolly

Amazing ideas that I can use tomorrow! Thanks, Brandon!”
− Karyn Johnson