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Thursday, May 16
 

10:40am CDT

Integrating micro:bits, Hummingbird Robotics, and Makerspace Curriculum
Mounds Park Academy opened their PK-12 makerspace in August of 2017. Learn how the technology integrationist and makerspace coordinator have implemented a scope and sequence for middle school students that brings coding and makerspace tools and materials together.

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Speakers
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Nicole Koen

Mounds Park Academy
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Ariel Kitch

Mounds Park Academy


Thursday May 16, 2019 10:40am - 11:30am CDT
Rm 319

11:40am CDT

What Does Engineering Education Have to Do with Computer Science?
Participants in this session will learn how practices common in engineering education - collaborative problem-solving, the engineering design process, and integrating STEAM disciplines to solve real-life problems - can support CSTA Standards. We’ll also share tools and programs available through St. Thomas University to support students and teachers.

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Speakers
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Tami Brass

Director of Instructional Technology, St. Paul Academy and Summit School
I've been teaching in and supporting 1:1 environments for over 15 years and most recently have been geeking out on making and computer science. Don't ask what level I'm on in Candy Crush...
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Deb Besser

St. Thomas University


Thursday May 16, 2019 11:40am - 12:30pm CDT
Rm 319

1:40pm CDT

Computer Science, Computational Thinking & Maker Mindsets for All? Absolutely!
Learn how an elementary Library Media Specialist in rural southern Minnesota has been working to integrate computer science concepts, computational thinking activities and a maker mindset with teachers and students in her schools. Discuss the importance of incorporating these materials and activities in classrooms in order to encourage purposeful play which builds invaluable executive skills for young learners. Get tips for collaborating with teachers, and get ideas for unplugged and robotic materials to purchase to start a mobile makerspace library in your school. If you’re intimidated by the thought of trying to start a computer science or maker mindset initiative in your school or district, this session is for you!

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Speakers
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Kristen Seeger

Teacher, Albert Lea Area Schools


Thursday May 16, 2019 1:40pm - 2:30pm CDT
Rm 319

2:40pm CDT

Using Tinkercad to Represent Mitosis
This session integrates the process of mitosis with the program Tinkercad.   Students color code the 5 major stages of mitosis, then extrapolate what they think happens between each stage.  Finally, they are to make models of their drawings using Tinkercad.

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Speakers
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Arik Anderson

Austin Public Schools
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Anne Christopherson

Science Teacher, Austin Public Schools


Thursday May 16, 2019 2:40pm - 3:30pm CDT
Rm 319