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The Bebras Challenge: Bringing STEM to Your Classroom
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Daphne Blokhuis, Organizer and Support of the international Bebras Community
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Do you have trouble keeping your students engaged in informatics or computational thinking? Do you find it difficult to involve the youngsters?
You are not the only one. All over the world teachers are trying to find new ways to teach kids that informatics and computational thinking is becoming more important in our daily lives and future careers.
Bebras is an international initiative to bring computational thinking to your classroom. It is an online challenge where students solve interactive tasks. The goal is to recognize the children with an aptitude for computational thinking. Bebras is interesting for your entire student population, not only for the best students.
Bebras delivers four different challenges, aimed at different age groups. Each challenge consists of 5 easy questions, 5 medium questions and 5 hard questions. The questions showcase different aspects in the field of computational thinking.
The Bebras Challenge:
• Is a motivational aptitude challenge
• Requires no prior knowledge
• Is low time investment for teacher
• Takes one class hour
• Runs for two weeks, so many classes can participate
• Provides certificates of achievement for all participants
In this webinar, see how easy it is to use this challenge in your curriculum and how it can be a step-up to other computational thinking/coding/informatics subjects.
Try the practice challenge at: http://challenge.bebraschallenge.org/
This webinar will benefit 5-12 teachers that want to find a way to cover the basics of computational thinking in a fun and motivating way.
Daphne Blokhuis has majored in Journalism. After her studies she decided that the ICT education sector was a better fit. She uses her knowledge and skills to support Computer Science Education in over 15 countries.
She is a member of the core team of the Bebras Challenge in the USA, has developed many tasks herself, and is in constant contact with STEM teachers all over the world. Her goal is to reach as many students as possible and challenge them to reach their own potential in the field of computational thinking.