Computer Science Fundamentals: How to Teach K–8’s Six Essential Coding Concepts
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Presented by Charlotte Cheng, Head of Curriculum, Wonder Workshop; and Faith Plunkett, Technology Coach, Decatur City Schools, AL
Sponsored by Wonder Workshop
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What are the most important coding concepts for teachers to teach and students to learn in K–8? How can teachers make these concepts understandable, fun, and relevant for students? Whether you are beginning your journey into computer science with no experience or a seasoned educator looking for new activities to bring coding to life in your classroom or school, this edWebinar will provide you with resources you need.
Discover new ways to introduce sequencing, loops, conditionals, variables, and more as two leaders in instruction, technology integration, and computer science take you on a complete tour of the coding fundamentals. This edWebinar will be of interest to preK-8 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, technology leaders, instructional coaches, and technology integrationists. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation.
About the Presenters
With over 15 years of curriculum design experience, Charlotte Cheng, Curriculum Content Manager at Wonder Workshop, has developed curriculum content for Wonder Workshop, the Walt Disney Company, Save the Children, LeapFrog, and several edtech startups. Her expertise is creating effective and engaging content for kids at the intersection of education, media, and technology. Charlotte has also taught in a variety of K-12 classroom settings and one of her workshops was featured on ABC News. She received her BS in cognitive science and MA in elementary education at Stanford University. In her spare time, Charlotte likes to draw on walls, sidewalks, faces, and once in a while, the good old traditional piece of paper.
Faith Plunkett is an instructional technology coach for Decatur City Schools in Decatur, Alabama. Before she transitioned into the role of technology coach, she was an entertainment technology academy teacher for Huntsville City Schools. Faith holds an elementary education degree from Athens State University. She is an active member of the ISTE STEM PLN Leadership Team and travels across the country collaborating with other educators on practices related to computer science and makerspaces.
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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