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Coding + STEAM: Getting Students Future Ready
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Presented by Jon Samuelson, Innovation Strategist, Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR
Sponsored by littleBits Education
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Coding is an essential 21st century language, but coding alone won’t be enough to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s careers. What students are able to DO with code will be what matters. Students will need to be creative problem solvers in order to truly be ready for whatever lies ahead. By engaging students in STEAM as well as coding, educators will help prepare students to be creative problem solvers no matter what careers come their way.
In this edWebinar, hear from Jon Samuelson, Innovation Strategist at Beaverton School District, Beaverton, OR, who is actively combining coding with STEAM learning objectives. Get tips and tricks on integrating coding and STEAM plus lots of ideas that you can try in your classroom, makerspace, or school.
This recorded session is designed for administrators, principals, teachers, librarians, and coaches who serve students in grades 3-8, but anyone interested in coding and STEAM learning is invited to attend this live, interactive event. Learn how to get your students future ready with coding and STEAM!
About the Presenter
Jon Samuelson currently works as an innovation strategist for the Beaverton School District in Beaverton, OR. Creator of the Techandia Podcast, he has been an educator for over 20 years. He has presented and keynoted at conferences around the United States, sharing his love of learning and educational technology, and constantly strives to learn and share ideas with educators.
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littleBits makes technology kits that are fun, easy-to-use, and infinitely creative. The kits are composed of electronic building blocks that are color-coded, magnetic, and make complex technology simple and fun. Together they’re interchangeable in millions of different ways to empower kids to invent anything – from a sibling alarm, to a wireless robot, to a digital instrument.