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Developing Future-Ready Students Through Coding

Monday, November 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

Developing Future-Ready Students Through Coding

Presented by Marcos Navas, Technology Facilitator, Union City Public Schools, NJ
Sponsored by Learning.com



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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, join Marcos Navas, Technology Facilitator from Union City Public Schools in New Jersey, to learn how you can prepare your students for their future.

During the edWebinar, Marcos will:

  • Define the “coder mindset” and explain how to help students develop it
  • Show examples of tools you can use to introduce young students to coding
  • Provide sample outcomes of student coding in action

K-8 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders will benefit from attending this session. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation.

Marcos NavasAbout 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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Learning.com Learning.com helps students, teachers, and schools excel in a digital world. We provide solutions to support educators as they build students’ digital literacy skills and transition to digital content. We work with 1 in 6 districts across the US and serve 5.6 million students across more than 20 countries.

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