edWeb.net and littleBits Education are partnering to host STEM Learning: Full STEAM Ahead, a free, professional learning community on edWeb that will support educators working with students in grades 2-8. Through this free online community and edWebinars, littleBits Education will help educators empower children to unlock their creative and technical confidence through invention, and to be creators of technology, not just consumers of it.
In this edWebinar, you will learn from Bryan L. Miller, Educator Community Manager at Wonder Workshop, why STEM is a great way to introduce inquiry into the K-5 classroom through all kinds of hands-on activities, including coding and robotics, which will be sure to engage your students.
In this webinar, join Bryan L. Miller, Educator Community Manager at Wonder Workshop, creators of Dash and Dot robots, along with Dr. Jennifer Williams and Fran Siracusa, Co-founders of Calliope Global. Together, their transformational work in redesigning classroom spaces, and knowledge in computer science and robotics implementations in schools provide an exciting framework and blueprint for bringing change to your school.
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual initiative that aims to inspire K-12 students to take interest in computer science. During this annual program, schools around the world host their own Hour of Code™. Organized by Code.org, Hour of Code™ is a one-hour basic introduction designed to celebrate and expand participation in computer science. This year, CSEdWeek took place from December 5th to 11th, and two of edWeb.net’s professional learning communities (PLC) presented webinars that highlighted the importance of coding and computer science in education.
Schools throughout the world participate in the Computer Science Education Week’s #HourofCode, which will take place in 2016 from December 5th to 9th. Unfortunately, many schools don’t move beyond that hour.
edWeb.net and Wonder Workshop are hosting a professional learning community (PLC) on Coding & Robotics K-8 that will bring together thought leaders, technical experts, leading-edge educators, and industry leaders to provide teachers new information, resources, ideas and a place for discussion on how to teach coding and robotics, and how to integrate computer science and coding theory into core subjects, especially for students in grades K-8.