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Thursday, May 16 • 2:40pm - 3:30pm
Moving Beyond Play: Purposeful Use of Robotics, Coding and Computational Thinking Skills

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Hear how one elementary school is working to implement a school-wide coding and robotics program that promotes computational thinking skills and coding concepts K-5.  In the spring of 2017, we received the funding to purchase one robot for each grade in our elementary school.  Hear how our technology integrationist has been working to develop a grade-level progression for teaching coding concepts and vocabulary, moving “beyond play,” identifying purposeful ways to utilize robotics with our learners.  See our process in action as we
-Focus on using one robot per grade level
-Explore guiding resources that helped us identify key concepts, vocabulary, and a grade-level progression (e.g. ISTE, Code.org’s curriculum, company resources, Twitter)
-Developed a tinker| research | try approach to adapt “high interest” robotic activities in the teaching of classroom content
-Specifically focus on math integration with 4 different robots and social studies and writing with Scratch.
-Hear about commonalities (and differences) that we have found in all six robots that could help anyone get started with fewer options and choices.
-Have an opportunity to try a math activity challenge for four different robots (e.g. Kibo, Blue-bot, Ozobot, Sphero)

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Jennifer Retka-Wallace

Digital Media Learning Coordinator, ISD110 Waconia

Thursday May 16, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm CDT
Rm 324