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Early STEAM Learning with LEGO® Education: All Aboard the Coding Express
Thursday, November 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Presented by Holly Esquia Gerlach, Educational Content Manager, LEGO Education
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company
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Looking to bring STEAM learning to your youngest students in a big way? Join this edWebinar for a learning experience with LEGO® Education to explore how you can incorporate creativity, inquiry, and collaboration in early childhood instruction to build important foundations for student learning. Educators will walk away feeling confident in the value of STEAM learning for young students and have ideas of how to build skills in this area through quick activities and engaging projects that explore early coding concepts such as sequencing, looping, and conditional coding, while developing problem solving skills, critical thinking, collaboration, and social and emotional skills.
This edWebinar will be of interest to PreK through third-grade teachers, librarians, and school leaders. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenter
Holly Esquia Gerlach has dedicated her career to serving and working in various educational settings across the United States. She is a doctoral candidate at National Louis University where her dissertation research focuses on the effects of integrated STEM as a pedagogical approach in elementary schools. For over a decade, she has had a long and successful career in public education in different capacities including a classroom teacher, literacy specialist, STEM coordinator, and district administrator where she led transformative changes in public schools to provide well-rounded educational opportunities for all learners through magnet and specialized programming efforts. She has also served as an educational consultant and professional development specialist for a leading educational tech company and federal evaluator for magnet school implementations. In addition, as a Hispanic female, she is passionate about empowering and supporting underrepresented populations to find pathways for their future in order to be successful in an ever changing society and global workplace. Holly is committed to supporting and connecting stakeholders to find plausible and innovative educational solutions to address the adaptive challenges in public education.
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