As educators seek out effective strategies for improving math and science achievement at all levels, robots provide an excellent vehicle for sparking the imaginations of students with a wide variety of interests at virtually every age. Robots, more than any other technology, represent a kinship between the science we learn today and the technology we will create in the future. The World of Robotics with Jack Burrus brings many educational disciplines including science, math, language, art, and more together to produce modern robots. This technology based assembly will have students mesmerized!

 

Latest Reviews

Very engaging!  You could hear a pin drop in the auditorium!
Diane Clark - PTA
Avon Grove IM
Landenberg, PA

The program was more than I expected. Not only did the presenter dress professionally and arrive on time, but he was able to educate the children from K-6 with his screen show and robots. He was funny, used the microphones for emphasis, and delighted the kids and teachers! We loved his small robots that interacted with the kids and could open up their minds to a world of robotics. It was such a great assembly we were hearing about it for days. We hope to have him back for part 2 next year!!
Judy Burnham
Santa Teresa Elementary School
San Jose, CA

Jack Burrus was a wonderful presenter! Students and faculty alike enjoyed his presentation very much.  He was so great we are thinking of having him back again next year.
We had a very positive first experience with Academic Entertainment and will definitely consider booking through you again, for Jack's program and others.

Sue Skelly
Nissitissit MS
Pepperell, MA

We have been so happy working with Academic Entertainment, and once again, you all hit it out of the park!  Jack Burrus was entertaining, easy to work with and just all around a tremendous pleasure!   The kids really enjoyed his presentation and came away with many positive thoughts about engineering, math and robots!  My own son said multiple times, "It is about making the impossible-possible" He was quoting Mr. Burrus!  I also was asked twice by two different teachers for more information. Everyone at the school had fun, and we were very impressed!
Tiffany Isaacson - PTA Cultural Arts/Assemblies
Valley ES
Jefferson, MD

I was very impressed with the presenter"s ability to relate to the students and deliver the information of robotics to students of all grade levels and interests.  Students were fascinated with the ability of the varied levels of robots that were presented during the assembly that many of them asked where they can purchase them and at what cost. They also asked how they could learn how to program robots. Students from preschool to 8th grade had a variety of questions throughout and after the assembly.
Vanessa Tomlinson - PTO
The Pen Ryn School
Fairless Hills, PA

Great assembly! Not only did our K through 5th graders enjoy meeting Jack Burrus and seeing his robots at work - but  our teachers loved it.  (Especially our resident expert, the teacher who runs the Robotics Club after school  for our 4th and 5th graders!)
MaryAnne Troy
Glenwood ES
Media, PA

Mr. Burrus delivered two outstanding robotics assemblies at my children's elementary school with charisma, expertise, and humor. First to grades 3-5, and second to K-2, this professional science and technology educator adapted his interactive presentations to each group of grade level with skill and ease. The parents, teachers, and children of Plaza loved and learned a great deal from "World of Robotics" with Jack Burrus and would, without reservation, highly recommend it to any educational organization.
Shani Bruno - PTA Cultural Arts Co-Chair
Plaza School
Baldwin, NY

 

 

The students and staff loved the show; even our kindergarten students remained focussed for the entire resentation. One first grade class made robot valentine boxes. I would highly recommend this for schools trying to show students the implications and applications of technology for the 21st century.
Carolyn Butler
Legend Springs ES
Glendale, AZ

Everyone teachers and students loved this assembly. Thank you for doing such a great job.
Vicky Koulas - PTO 
Loomis ES 
Broomall, PA 

The children and teachers loved the assembly. They way he involved the children in the assembly was awesome. At the end the children all wanted to talk to him and get more information about the robots. I would definetly recommend this program to other schools.
Virgie Torres - PTA
Paumanok ES
Dix Hills, NY

Thank you for the exciting assembly my school enjoyed yesterday. Everyone, students and teachers, were very impressed with all the interesting ideas and innovations you presented.
Pat Thornton - Teacher
Rushmore Avenue ES
Carle Place, NY 

The students loved this show.  They were engaged and excited to learn more about robots.
Dr. Penny Boileau - Superintendent/Principal
Brighton School District
Kansasville, WI

 

Engaging! Love the student volunteers and different robots.
Jessica Barnes - Principal
Twin Groves MS
Buffalo Grove, IL

Jack Burrus was great with the students. He tailored the presentations to their age levels and academic abilities. The students were very intrigued by all of the robots he brought and demonstrated. He was very patient about answering questions and did a good job getting the students engaged in the presentation. He was on-time, did not rush the presentations, and was very pleasant to work with. The students are already asking if he can come back next year!
Helen Leinhauser
Assumption BVM School
West Grove, PA

Mr. Burrus has a true talent for educating and entertaining.  Our students were completely transfixed for his entire presentation.  He showed a lot of very exciting examples of what robots are capable of and then inspired the students to persevere in the fields of Math, Science, and the Arts.  The most jaw-dropping assembly we've had.  Definitely a favorite!
Melanie Gustafson - Assemblies Coordinator
Adler Park School
Libertyville, IL

The assemblies were great!
Debbie Jones - Teacher
81st Street School
Milwaukee, WI

Jack Burrus was EXCELLENT! His ability to present math and science concepts through the World of Robotics not only held the attention of our K-4th graders, but also had them "ooing" & "ahhing" and laughing throughout the presentation. Then, his presentation for our 5-8th graders truly brought an awareness of how robots are used today. The knowledge and direction Jack presented to our older students really gave them insight into what is happening in the world around us and the possibilities that are yet to come. What a great tie into math and science!
Brenda Ringers
Saint Mary School
Buffalo Grove, IL

Please convey our appreciation to Mr. Jack Burrus and Academic Entertainment for his excellent programs at Freedom Elementary today! The students were excited to learn about robotics and see actual demonstrations. Mr. Burrus kept the students involved, interested, and thrilled with the robotic “tricks”. We also appreciated how he connected his presentation to what the students have learned in class this year and how it will impact learning and careers in the future. We feel very fortunate to have had this presentation at Freedom!  Thank you!
Kathie Baxter, Counselor
Freedom Elementary School
West Chester, OH

The World of Robotics show was awesome!   Jack did a great job getting all the different age groups involved in the program and it was really engaging and fun. Everyone was very pleased with our first assembly and are looking forward to our next ones!
Annette Peterson - PTO
St. Agnes School
Arlington, VA

This assembly was outstanding. As a presenter, he adjusted the depth of his topics according to what the kids could handle, and what they were interested in hearing. He did a fantastic job of getting our students excited about science and math. His visuals and stories kept every kid in the gym focused on him. I know of several kids in our school who have already purchased mini-robots after this assembly. We were very impressed. Thank you for making science so fun!
Kim Peck
Asa Wood Elementary School/Libby Middle School
Libby, MT

Excellent, excellent and many thanks for a well done learning experience. The presenter had every child (K-6) in the palm of his hand.  They were so excited and loved every single minute of his presentation...and learned as they went along.  Thanks so very much for such a good "show" that maximized each moment for learning and fun.
Sr. Ka Lurz
St. Kateri School
Rochester, NY

Jack has once again provided us with a great presentation. Our robotics program is a very high profile team that often makes the Championship event while participating in the USFIRST Robotics program. Jack is able to gear his show to our level (high school) and the students are very interested by his discussion. We highly recommend him!
John Motchkavitz
Great Neck South High School
Great Neck, NY

It was great!  The show was fantastic.  The students and parents loved it.  I was so impressed on how the presenter brought in the fact about being good in reading and math if they wanted a career in robotics.  As I said before it was great, and well worth the money.
Dr. Sharon Ennis
Wonewoc Center School District
Wonewoc, WI

We all agreed, children and staff alike, that the program was engaging and informative.  The presenter was enthusiastic and clear in explaining the various concepts and topics he discussed. We would gladly look forward to a repeat performance!
Patricia Thornton - Teacher
Rushmore Ave School
Carle Place, NY

I am always skeptical of any presentation that claims they can address grades K through 8. Your presentation, I have to say, did that and more. All of our students were glued to your fascinating video of robots in action. They loved seeing the different robots and hearing about what they could do. As I observed the room I could see students of all ages taking in your descriptions of the robots and how they, our students, will be the generation that will make these devices useful.  Your advice to the students regarding getting a multi-disciplined college education did not fall on deaf ears.  Your words were encouraging about the enjoyment of a career involving science, math, and technology as well as the importance of reading in such a career. Of course seeing the robots you brought with you was the highlight. All of our students were excited to see your robots in action. It is difficult to reach everyone in a group with this age range, but your presentation had something in it for all of them.  Thank you for coming to our school and sharing your obvious love of robotics and enthusiasm for STEM careers and education. We hope to see you again sometime in the future.
Sandy McHugh - Instructional Assistant
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School
Ellicott City, MD

Everyone had a wonderful time, from the kindergartners up through the 5th graders.  The faculty and staff who stayed to observe all raved to the PTA and to each other about the level of engagement the kids had.
Meredith Glenn - PTA Secretary/Programs Chair
Providence Elementary School
Virginia Beach, VA 

World of Robotics was a new program for our school this year.  Jack put on an amazing presentation.  He got the kids involved and interested.  I would  imagine that all the kids went home telling their parents they wanted a robot for Christmas.  I liked that he emphasized math during the program so kids can understand why they need to learn these things.  He kept things at a great level for the age groups he was presenting to.  Excellent program.
Sandy Jillett - PTO
Campbell ES
Dracut, MA

 

Mr. Jack Burrus did an excellent job of entertaining and teaching our students about technology, robotics, and how math, science, and reading connect to the real world and jobs now and in the future. The students loved the robot demonstrations!
Kathie Baxter
Freedom ES
West Chester, OH

The children LOVED your presentation on Robotics......and so did all of the teachers!  Truly fascinating! Great job. Thank YOU! 
Debbie Luczko - Teacher
St. Joseph School
Herndon, VA

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