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Learning Spaces: Designing for a Computer Science-Infused Classroom
Tuesday February 28, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Jennifer Williams and Fran Siracusa, Co-Founders, Calliope Global
Hosted by Bryan L. Miller, Educator Community Manager, Wonder Workshop
Sponsored by Wonder Workshop
If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Coding & Robotics K-8 community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.
As computer science is becoming more widely adopted within schools, teachers and administrators are quickly learning the importance of incorporating this new 21st century skill for our students as a crucial part of the academic schedule. With little time to add an additional content area, schools are finding creative ways to bring computer science into the everyday classroom, which means learning environments need to change as well to support the ever-changing curriculum and classroom. In this webinar, watch Bryan L. Miller, Educator Community Manager at Wonder Workshop, creator of Dash and Dot robots, along with Dr. Jennifer Williams and Fran Siracusa, Co-founders of Calliope Global. Together, their transformational work in redesigning classroom spaces, and knowledge in computer science and robotics implementations in schools provide an exciting framework and blueprint for bringing change to your school. Educators at all levels will benefit from viewing this recorded webinar.
About the Presenters
Jennifer Williams is a globally minded educator who works with classrooms of the world to connect learning and experience through meaningful uses of technology. She is a professor and literacy specialist, and serves on the Board of Directors for the International Literacy Association. Recognized as a transformational leader in education, Dr. Williams empowers teachers and students to explore together as digital composers in common learning spaces. She speaks, writes, and consults on practices that develop global perspectives and support social good. Her research interests include multimodal literacy and digital technologies, equity and diversity in education, and student-centered pedagogies. In 2016, Dr. Williams was named #33 of the 200 Top Education Influencers by Onalytica based on her work in education and educational technology. She is the co-founder of Edcamp Tampa Bay and part of the organizational teams for Edcamp Literacy and Edcamp NABSE. Dr. Williams is also a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, Nearpod PioNear, Kahoot! founding ambassador, consultant for EdSpeakers, and a contributing author for Edutopia, Education Week, Getting Smart, and International Literacy Association. She’s inspired every day by teachers and students that are catalysts for making the world a better place.
Fran Siracusa, a classroom Spanish teacher for over 20 years, earned her M.Ed. in educational technology in 2012. Currently, as the co-founder of Calliope Global, she supports educational teams in meeting the diverse needs of today’s students who will be well-equipped players in the global and creative workforce of the future. Her passions are student-centered learning, global projects, world language study, sustainable development, and social good. Having managed a 1:1 middle school iPad program as an early adopter, Fran creates unique opportunities for teachers and students to develop a culture of innovation through the incorporation of digital technologies and sustainable global partnerships.
About the Host
Currently, with 15 years of experience in education, Bryan L. Miller’s roles as a teacher and administrator in private and public education, K-12 education, and higher education has provided him a full scope and understanding of the educational sector and has afforded him unique opportunities in the field. Experiences in curriculum design, professional development, 1:1 implementation, and strategic planning allow him to seamlessly work with all schools, with all needs. Bryan is the educator community manager at Wonder Workshop, creators of Dash and Dot robots.
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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