PATHWiSE Teacher Tool
With funding from NSF Award #2202802, the Personalized Augmenting Tool for Homework in Science Education (PATHWiSE) is designed to empower teachers with the ability to efficiently design customized robot assisted homework experiences for their students. Teachers will be able to create embedded comments for the robots to say to students while learning at home that can to tailored the specific learning needs of that student. Teachers will be guided through a process of creating knowledge and interest supports for their existing reading assignments and curating which students get what supports. Then students working with the STEMMate robot will receive these custom augmented assignments through interactions with the robot.
This work builds off our prior NSF funded work with the STEMMate robot to include teachers in the design process for creating in-home learning experiences. In Phase 1 we work with teachers and students to design the augmentation tool and robot interactions and then build a PATHWiSE prototype to test in real classrooms. We will then conduct a field trial in collaboration with a classroom in the Chicago area. We hope to pilot test the system in 2023.