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Your Complete Guide to the Hour of Code
Monday December 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Darri Stephens, Director, Community Marketing, Wonder Workshop; and Brisa Ayub, Senior Marketing Programs Manager, Wonder Workshop
Sponsored by Wonder Workshop
The Hour of Code is a global movement that reaches hundreds of thousands of people each year: kids, parents, and educators of all ages. The hour, which is actually a full week—December 3-9th—is a ripe opportunity to introduce or extend kids’ interest in coding and robotics. Code.org shares that although 90% of parents want their kids to study computer science, only 35% of high schools teach it. And we know that such instruction needs to start even earlier than high school.
In this edWebinar, review some of the current obstacles and opportunities for introducing the value of a computer science education for all. The Hour of Code is the perfect excuse to bring coding into your K-12 classroom as computer science principles are foundational in preparing kids for tomorrow’s workforce. Code.org offers tons of turnkey resources aligned to your curricula, so engage your students in bite-sized and long-term activities to reinvigorate their enthusiasm for all things STEM and STEAM related. Take the Hour of Code to the next level as you discover multiple ways to involve your students and their families throughout the week and beyond!
This recorded session will be of particular benefit to preK-2 teachers, SPED educators, librarians, tech specialists, administrators, and makerspace facilitators.
About the Presenters
Having taught students from elementary to graduate school, Darri Stephens enjoys connecting those in the education community through her Director of Community Marketing position at Wonder Workshop. A lifelong educator, Darri melds her love of content development, instructional design, educational research, and the ever-changing edtech world daily. Her award-winning work with educational leaders, from those in the classroom to those at the state level, is helping K-12 classrooms integrate technology thoughtfully and meaningfully. Inspired by her teaching in Los Angeles and NYC public schools for over ten years, she has earned master’s degrees in education from both Harvard University and Stanford University. Darri started her career as a Teach for America corps member. Previously, Darri was Senior Director for Education Content at Common Sense.
Brisa Ayub is the senior marketing programs manager at Wonder Workshop. She has history of creating educational content and award-winning programs and games that have been implemented in schools across the United States and globally as the director of educational programing at Common Sense Media. Brisa earned her graduate degree in clinical psychology and has worked with adolescents and young adults around addictive behaviors prior to edtech space.
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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