Creative Technologies in the Classroom 101, or CTC 101, is Arduino’s one-of-a-kind STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) program.
Tailored for students ages 13 to 17, CTC 101 is the ideal professional development program for educators.
CTC 101 has been certified by the Finnish Kokoa Education Standard™ that guarantees high educational value and robust pedagogical design on global learning.
If you are interested in the CTC 101 program and want to know more about it, please scroll down and sign up for one of our webinars in English, Spanish or Italian.
What Does It Include?
- TOOLBOX: More than 700 components for a class with up to 30 students.
- ONLINE PLATFORM: Access to the Arduino Education Learning Management System with step-by-step instructions and lessons for more than 25 hands-on experiments based on themed modules.
- SUPPORT: Guided educators training, live webinars, and forum monitored by Arduino Education experts.
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CAN AN ORGANIZATION OR COMMUNITY GROUP RUN THE PROGRAM?
The CTC 101 program is primarily aimed at schools, but any group interested in exploring STEAM disciplines can run it.
WHICH CTC 101 PACKAGE DO YOU RECOMMEND?
If it is the first time that an organization, school, or educator is purchasing CTC 101, we recommend selecting the full-package.
If a school already has a CTC 101 program but the educator has never implemented the program, we recommend you to purchase the training and support packages, either together or separately. If the school wants to run a CTC 101 program and the educator is properly trained, the self-learning package is a good choice.
IS IT NECESSARY TO BUY ANOTHER TOOLBOX OR ADDITIONAL MATERIALS FOR THE EDUCATORS TRAINING?
No, educators will be trained using the same materials that their students will use later on. The CTC 101 toolbox contains all of the materials needed for educators training.
WHAT ARE THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS IN THE CLASSROOM?
Schools running the CTC 101 program should have student access to computers with Internet (at least one computer for three students) and the ability to download the required software, a dedicated room that can function as a workshop (or at least a room with tables), and common accessories such as pens, scissors, sticky tape, etc.
Chromebook users need a subscription to run the online editor. To learn more about our chrome app plans for students, click on the following link: https://create.arduino.cc/plans/chrome-app
HOW EDUCATORS CAN GET AN EXTRA YEAR ACCESS TO THE ONLINE PLATFORM?
Users receive access to the online platform for a year. Up to 3 educators and 30 students are granted access through accounts that can be activated one time only. Educators can then add students to the platform at any time within that year. There is an additional package (extended access to the online platform) that allows access to another 3 educators and 30 students for an additional year.
WHAT IS THE CTC 101 TOOLBOX LIFESPAN? HOW MANY TIMES CAN I REUSE THE TOOLBOX?
The average lifespan of the components in the CTC 101 toolbox is about 2 years.
WHEN DOES THE ONE-YEAR ACCESS TO THE PLATFORM START COUNTING?
The one-year access starts when you first activate the CTC (input your product key). The year period cannot be stopped and resumed later.
DO THE EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS RECEIVE ANY KIND OF CERTIFICATION?
A certificate upon the program completion is available to download on the platform for both students and instructors.
HOW DO STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS GET CERTIFICATES UPON COMPLETION OF CTC 101?
Certificates are available on the CTC 101 online platform once the program and self-evaluations are completed.
HOW MANY STUDENT CONTACT HOURS / SESSIONS ARE RECOMMENDED TO COMPLETE?
The program is comprised of five modules with five lessons each, making a total of 25 lessons. It is recommended one hour per lesson for a total of 25 hours.
IS THERE AN EVALUATION SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS ON THE PLATFORM?
The CTC 101 program does not have its own evaluation system. Each educator can evaluate their class in the way they consider most appropriate. However, an implementation of the program is recommended through project-based-learning (PBL).
HOW MANY STUDENTS CAN USE THE TOOLBOX?
It includes boards, shields, components and platform access for a class of up to 30 students to work simultaneously in groups in a project based manner. However, we have found that the best results come from students working in groups of 3 to 4 or a class total of 18 or 24 students.
HOW MANY ARDUINO 101 BOARDS DOES THE TOOLBOX INCLUDES?
There are six Arduino 101 boards in the CTC 101 toolbox.
WHAT LANGUAGES DOES THE ONLINE PLATFORM SUPPORT?
The CTC 101 online platform itself is currently available in English, Spanish, Italian and Catalan; more will be added in the near future.
HOW CAN THE CTC 101 PROGRAM BE INCORPORATED INTO THE CURRICULUM?
We have found that schools have used CTC 101 to work cross curricular and involve different subjects that can be introduced while working with CTC 101 program. This approach provides the perfect opening for going into more theoretical and practical depth on a wide range of subjects. Technology, maths and physics are given subjects for the cross curricular CTC 101 approach, but educators are also encouraged to apply associated parts of it to art, woodwork, sewing, civics, language arts, etc.
This allows educators to incorporate time from several subjects at their school, and bring the school out of the subject locked activities, and into the creative cross curricular ecosystem.
DOES THE CTC 101 PROGRAM HAS BEEN PEDAGOGICALLY EVALUATED?
The CTC 101 program received a quality certification by Kokoa Agency that evaluates pedagogical products and services from the viewpoint of educational psychology, based on 21st century skills and the Finnish understanding of efficient learning. As a sign of a high quality educative program, the CTC 101 received a Kokoa Education Standard stamp. https://kokoa.io/products/arduino-ctc-101