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Computational Thinking: Foundations of Coding
Monday April 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Kecia Ray, EdD, Executive Director, Center for Digital Education
Sponsored by Learning.com
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Coding classes are springing up across the nation’s schools. The challenge? There are very few foundational courses that teach students the skills they’ll need to succeed in coding. And many teachers believe they lack the training to teach computer science.
In this eye-opening webinar, led by Dr. Kecia Ray, Past Chair of the ISTE Board of Directors, a former district administrator for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools and a sought-after technology consultant and speaker in educational technology, viewers will learn about the essential components of computational thinking, the critical foundation of coding. The session also introduced techniques and tactics for introducing these concepts and skills into core curriculum. Dr. Ray’s presentations at conferences are always standing-room-only. This is a unique opportunity to spend an hour listening to the profession’s brightest and most engaging experts.
This recorded webinar will benefit Grades 3-12 math, science/STEM, computer science, and career-technology teachers as well as library/media specialists and building and district administrators. Learn how to add computational thinking to your curriculum!
Kecia Ray, EdD, is the Executive Director at the Center for Digital Education. She is a member of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) where she is Past Chair of the ISTE Board of Directors. As a district administrator for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, she led the award-winning design, implementation, and evaluation of instructional technology programs. Dr. Ray also designed technology within the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and directed technology research through Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Science Outreach programs. She is published and recognized for her work in online and blended learning as well as flexible learning environments. Dr. Ray was appointed by Governor Haslem to the Advisory Council on Alternative Education in 2013 and appointed by the Tennessee state commissioner of education to a Personalized Learning Advisory Committee in 2014 and 2015. In 2015, she was invited to serve on a USDOE technical working group focused on evaluating technology. Follow her on Twitter @keciaray.
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