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Bridging the Gap Between Science and Coding in the Classroom
Thursday December 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Rob van Nood, Educational Technology Specialist, Catlin Gabel School (OR)
Sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology
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Coding in middle school helps students build critical 21st-century skills. Students who learn to code gain valuable experience using the 4 Cs of 21st-century skills. These skills help every student prepare for tomorrow’s workforce, regardless of whether or not they pursue a career in STEM. Finding ways to integrate science, technology, design, and coding concepts can be a challenge, especially when faced with time and resource constraints, but it doesn’t have to be.
In this edWebinar, Rob van Nood, Educational Technology Specialist from Catlin Gabel School, shows you how to use coding and data-collection technology to enhance your students’ development of creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills. Rob highlights:
- Tips for incorporating science, coding, and design in your classroom—even with limited time and resources.
- Best practices for engaging your students with data-collection technology.
- Where to find resources aligned to educational standards.
- Strategies to overcome gender stereotypes in coding and robotics.
This recorded edWebinar will be of particular benefit to teachers and librarians of middle and junior high school grade levels.
“Statistics,” Code.org, accessed July 30, 2019. https://code.org/statistics
About the Presenter
For the past 22 years, Rob van Nood has been passionate about creating spaces and experiences where kids can explore and pursue their passions. Rob has taught in public, charter, and independent schools and has worked with students from preK to 12th grade. Currently, as Catlin Gabel School’s Educational Technology Specialist, he supports teachers, administrators, and students to integrate technology, making, and tinkering into their learning experiences. Part of Rob’s responsibilities is to also find creative ways to bring the world of coding into the lives of students through integrated projects. As the co-founder and lead educational designer at Tinker Camp (www.tinkercamp.org), he runs tinkering and maker workshops for educators across the Portland, OR, and Vancouver, WA, metro areas.
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