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Bringing Computer Science and Robotics to the Youngest of Learners
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Katrina Keene, Strategic Outreach Manager, Wonder Workshop; and Bryan L. Miller, Director of Strategic Outreach in Education, Wonder Workshop
Sponsored by Wonder Workshop
So often we as educators, parents, administrators, and students, think of computer science as an advanced class or one a student wouldn’t take until high school. As technology advances so does the need for students to start computer science skills as early as pre-kindergarten.
In this edWebinar, Dr. Katrina Keene and Bryan L. Miller of Wonder Workshop discuss how, through coding and robotics with connected tools such as Dash, Dot, and Puzzlets, students as young as five years old can begin their journey with technology. PreK-2 educators, SPED educators, librarians, tech specialists, administrators, and makerspace facilitators will benefit from viewing this recorded edWebinar. Learn why these skills are needed, how to begin teaching them, and how to have fun along the way!
About the Presenters
Dr. Katrina Keene is a national and international speaker and has spent the last 17 years in K-12 technology education. Currently, Dr. Keene is the senior strategic outreach manager in education at Wonder Workshop for the central United States. Prior to this, Dr. Keene was an Education Strategist for CDWG, Director of Technology, Instructional Technology Coach, K-5 Computer Teacher, and College Professor, as well as a 3rd grade, 1st grade, and kindergarten teacher.
Dr. Keene loves staying connected with educators through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope and other social media platforms and is thrilled to bring her expertise and research to thousands of schools across the nation. Dr. Keene is an MIEExpert, Remind Connected Educator, founder of #tntechchat and #edcampleadtn, and can be found in several well-known EdTech publications, blogs, and podcasts.
With over 15 years of experience in education, Bryan L. Miller serves as Director of Strategic Outreach in Education for Wonder Workshop, creators of Dash, Dot and Cue Clever Bots. He has previously held roles as teacher and administrator in private and public education for K-12 schools, and teacher in higher education, all of which have provided him a full scope and understanding of the educational sector and afforded him unique opportunities in the field. His experiences in digital leadership, curriculum design, professional development, 1:1 implementation, computer science curricular development, and strategic planning allow him to seamlessly work with all schools, with all needs. He is an international keynoter and presenter, and highly involved throughout social media. You can follow him on Twitter at @EdTechNerd.
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Wonder Workshop creates engaging, hands-on learning tools, programming languages, and curriculum that bring STEM and coding to life for grades K-8. Robotics fosters critical thinking skills at an early age, encourages creativity, and turns students into makers rather than consumers. Wonder Workshop is the creator of the Dash and Dot robots. Let’s inspire students to be future leaders in technology. Find out more at makewonder.com