About US

85 PERCENT OF SCHOOLS REBOOK US

We understand robotics and we know how to teach it. Our experienced and registered school teachers know what schools need and we have over 120 years combined teaching experience. Our workshop facilitators are all industry professionals and they are all screened with Child Protection Documentation.

We are currently presenting to over 10,000 K-10 students per year, with programs that align to Australian Digital Technologies syllabus and specific state curriculum outcomes. We are inspiring the enterprising, independent leaders of the future as well as observing the immediate impact of our program on children’s lives.

OUR MISSION

To support our Australian teachers on their STEM/STEAM journey in robotics to create a better education for our students so they are equipped with the essential skills for their future.  As 21st century educators we must ensure:

  • Those traditionally and currently underrepresented in STEM do not remain underrepresented
  • We capture girls as young as preschool in robotics education so the current gender equity gap which exists in current STEM fields is minimised. 85% of our current K- 6 girls surveyed would select robotics as an elective if offered in their school curriculum.
  • Our teachers see themselves not just as teachers but optimisers of student learning.

OUR TEAM

NSW

Michele Miller - Director and founder Head Franchisee Sydney Northern Beaches/Chatswood/ Mosman

All our Robotic Workshops are written, and co-ordinated by Michele. With over 30 years of classroom teaching experience, a speciality in GATS (covering both Public, Private and Catholic Sectors) and as a lecturer at UTS Insearch, Michele’s teaching experience is only matched by her passion for robotics. Michele is excited to know that Robokids is pivotal in creating the minds of the future.

Robokids Sydney East Inner West- Melissa & Peter Clark

Peter and Melissa have enjoyed excellent and varied opportunities for continued professional development in their time abroad and have both attended and presented at numerous international education conferences, worked with a variety of cultures, and have been exposed to best practices in education and technology. They have also been fortunate to have held challenging leadership roles (Department Heads, Team Leaders, etc) in all 3 international schools in which they have worked. And now after 18 wonderful years of living and working abroad, Peter and Melissa are returning to live in Sydney to take up an opportunity to work with Robokids. They are excited to work with Aussie kids and bring their expertise to the Robokids classrooms.

Robokids Sydney North West (Hills District) Bettina Strong & Michelle Granelli

Bettina has a Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood) and is one of Robokids early learning specialists.  Bettina has extensive experience teaching children from birth to 12 years in schools and early learning centres in the public, private and community based sectors.  Bettina has also gained valuable leadership, business and managerial skills throughout her career as she also held the role of Director in each of the early learning centres in which she worked.

After spending 14 years working in Finance, Human Resources and Compensation & Benefits, Michelle Granelli has a wealth of experience across a number of industries, including service, IT, retail and FMCG.  Whilst Michelle is a qualified accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce & CPA, over time she realised that her passion lay in the development and mentoring of talent across the organisation. Robokids is a great opportunity for Michelle to continue her passion for coaching & development as well as having a positive influence in preparing our school children to this shift in the way we will work in the future.


INDUSTRY RECOGNITION

Robokids is a sustainable, industry recognised and acclaimed national business that is able to make a huge impact on student learning as well as teacher development, by working with them to enable change and alignment to the new Australian curriculum.

This year Michele was awarded by CBA Women in Focus a leadership opportunity to visit Arnhem Land with 10 other amazing women. In March 2016, Robokids was awarded by PWC & Education Changemakers as the Robotics STEM provider to change the face of student learning in education. Michele was also nominated in 2016 for an Australian Business woman of the year award.