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Developing Future-Ready Students Through Coding
Monday November 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Marcos Navas, Technology Facilitator, Union City Public Schools, NJ
Sponsored by Learning.com
Today’s elementary school students will be entering a future workforce comprised mostly of jobs that don’t currently exist. How do we prepare them for this uncertainty?
By equipping students with foundational digital literacy, computational thinking and coding skills, they will not only build strong foundations needed for school now, but also for the largely unknown, technology-oriented careers of tomorrow.
In this edWebinar, watch Marcos Navas, Technology Facilitator from Union City Public Schools in New Jersey, to learn how you can prepare your students for their future.
In the edWebinar, Marcos:
- Defines the “coder mindset” and explain how to help students develop it
- Shows examples of tools you can use to introduce young students to coding
- Provides sample outcomes of student coding in action
K-8 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders will benefit from watching this recorded session.
About the Presenter
Marcos Navas is a technology facilitator with Union City school district in New Jersey and an active member of the maker/stem/coding community. He was part of the first cohort of Raspberry Pi Certified Educators in the United States. He recently has completed his fellowship with IDEO’s Teachers Guild and launched Hands-on Coding, which allows the student to physically move and act out programs created with Coding Blocks. It turns the human into a computer and teaches children not just how to solve problems, but also how to express themselves. Follow Marcos on Twitter @mrnavas
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