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Coding and Robotics for Deeper Learning

Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Coding

Presented by Al Morali, Senior Learning Leader, Eduscape; and Machele Clark, Senior Learning Leader, Eduscape

Sponsored by Photon

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Learning coding and robotics builds critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and leaders. So how can we use these skills to solve humanity’s problems? In this edWebinar, we will explore the value coding and robotics bring to the classroom. Participants will work remotely with Photon, the innovative K-12 coding robot to accomplish a mission on Mars. Then, participate in a reflection and question-and-answer forum on how to intentionally build coding and robotics learning experiences in any classroom environment.

In this edWebinar, learners will:

  • Identify the value of coding and robotics in the classroom
  • Participate in a remote coding and robotics activity
  • Reflect on the value added from the sample activity

Photon is world’s first robot that develops and grows with each student. It provides an engaging way to teach students coding as early as Pre-K to middle school and beyond. Photon will be used as the robot that participants use to code from their remote location and program to perform tasks on Mars during this edWebinar. Learn more about purchasing Photon here.

This edWebinar will be of interest to elementary through high school teachers, librarians, STEM teachers and coaches, and curriculum directors.

 

Al MoraliAbout the Presenters

Al Morali has taught high school English for 11 years before entering his role as Senior Learning Leader with Eduscape. His experience with pedagogy is predominantly in an urban setting, as he taught at Lodi High School and Central High School in Newark, NJ. He is an ISTE certified CAP Trainer, Google level two certified, Common Sense Certified, and is a Microsoft Innovative Educator. He is also a Shakespeare buff, and has even performed as Francis Flute in a local rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Al is passionate about education and wants to help educators everywhere find the right tools to make their lessons as effective as they can be. Al holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing from William Paterson University.

 

Machele ClarkMachele Clark has taught in the classroom for seven years prior to joining Eduscape as a learning leader. Machele holds a bachelor’s in sociology from St. Lawrence University, and a master’s in education and master’s in educational psychology from Marist College. Throughout her educational journey, Machele gained several teaching certifications for both New York State and for the National Board Certification. After receiving her bachelor’s degree, Machele spent three years working for a public rural school district in Wallkill, NY, before spending four years as a fifth-grade teacher for a private Jewish Day School in Brooklyn. As a fifth-grade teacher, Machele was her team leader and guided her team through the course content, material, and lesson plans. Machele also acted as a mentor for new teacher to join the school as well as helped facilitate learning plans for creating effective lesson plans.

 

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Photon

Photon is the world’s first robot that develops and grows with each student. It provides an engaging way to teach students coding as early as Pre-K to middle school and beyond. Photon works across all grade levels because it supports a wide range of visual coding languages ranging from block coding to Javascript, Python and Microsoft Makecode. It is also a powerful tool to promote social emotional learning among your students.


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