The Parallax Learning Institute is our comprehensive educational program for teachers who use, or are looking to use, Parallax products in their electronics, coding, robotics, and STEM courses. We recommend starting with a Professional Development course, browsing the tutorial options on learn.parallax.com, or making a call to our Educator Hotline 916-701-8625 to tell us about your needs. We’re happy to guide you forward with our resources for middle school, high school, and college-level courses.

Parallax, BlockyProp, and the ActivityBot 360° are a great way to get started with programming. I was able to walk away from the course able to practice programming at home.
- Garrett, 8th grade Science & Math teacher
Chico, CA

Professional Development

Register or Host

Parallax Professional Development on-site training courses are immersive learning opportunities for middle school through university-level instructors. Get hands-on building and coding experience with a robot or invention kit that's yours to keep, while learning about our comprehensive educational resources. Choose robotics with one of three language options, or a course focused on inventing. Register for a scheduled PD course or apply to host a PD at your own institution.

learn.parallax.com

Tutorials and educator resources

Our classroom-ready tutorials are hosted on our educational site learn.parallax.com. Follow the tutorial series to build foundation skills with a specific robotics or electronics kit. Then, explore projects and custom-sort by hardware, coding language, grade level, or accessory. Educators may request a free log-in to access assessment material downloads.

Partners

Forming a stronger STEM community

Partner organizations team with us in a variety of ways, including co-hosting events, collaborating on projects, and integrating our curricula to broaden your options.  Partners may run Professional Development courses with us or independently, using Parallax-supplied robots. 

Videos & Webinars

Made for classroom environments

Some concepts are better demonstrated than explained.  Our 2-5 minute classroom videos show robots in action, software strategies, and real-world examples. We also periodically host webinars of upcoming robotics projects, classroom curricula, and industry applications with Parallax hardware.

Educator Support

We are here for you!

  • Educator Hotline — We understand educators' needs are different.  We can help you select the robot or electronic kit that's right for your students, and help you plan your STEM program. Just call us with any classroom or product questions you may have at 916-701-8625.
  • Onboarding Meeting — Prep makes all the difference!  We will walk you through software & hardware setup in 30-60 minutes, via Hangouts, Skype, or Zoom.  Scheduled with verified purchase of Robotics 12-packs for Classrooms.
  • Tech Support — If you get stuck, our experienced Parallax engineering staff is here for you. Call 888-997-8267 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM PT, or email support@parallax.com any time.