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Ignite My Future in School: Engage Students in Computational Thinking

Thursday, March 31, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Ignite My Future in School: Engage Students in Computational Thinking

Presented by Kelli Recher, Program Lead, Tata Consultancy Services; and Regina Erwin, Professional Learning Specialist, Discovery Education
Moderated by Jacquelynn J. Rice, Program Specialist, Tata Consultancy Services

Sponsored by Ignite My Future in School
Hosted by Discovery Education

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Looking for creative ways to get your students thinking? Learn how computational thinking can make an impact in your classroom. Computational thinking is where creativity meets tech, with a twist of problem solving.

In this edWebinar, viewers learn how Ignite My Future’s 65+ free STEM resources engages students in relevant, problem-solving activities. Ignite My Future’s transdisciplinary lessons, professional development materials, and support from industry experts will help you to foster and grow your students’ 21st century skills. Learn how you can help students build and apply critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication skills to real-world problems.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.

 

Kelli RecherAbout the Presenters

Kelli Recher works for Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as the North America program lead for Ignite My Future in School (IMFIS). Through this role, she helps to bring high-quality, computational thinking lessons to educators across North America. She has 18 years of teaching experience in middle school science. Kelli is deeply passionate about sharing IMFIS resources to build teacher capacity in computational thinking. She received her Bachelor of Science in education from Penn State University.

 

Regina ErwinRegina Erwin supports the Ignite My Future in School program as a professional learning facilitator with Discovery Education. She is a native Austinite who began her career in public education at the turn of the century as an elementary school teacher and instructional technology specialist before joining Discovery Education in 2016. Regina is honored to have been a participant in the Toyota Tapestry Grant for Achieving Literacy Through Science Inquiry. She has been an integral part of several committees throughout her professional career focused on helping develop interdisciplinary science instructional modules and long-range technology deployment plans. Regina has been invited to present at the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) conference, the Conference for the Advancement of Science Teaching (CAST), the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) conference, as well as numerous local venues. In addition to her extensive background with technology integration, Regina is passionate about inquiry-based learning and STEM instruction. She excels in helping people take their next steps—wherever they are on their journey.

 

Jacquelynn J. RiceAbout the Moderator

Jacquelynn J. Rice is a member of the Tata Consultancy Services’ Ignite My Future Team working as a program specialist. Since a young age, she has always had the drive to serve others in the world of education. Within this role, she brings her expertise and experience to bring computational thinking strategies to teachers across North America. As a former special education and general education teacher of five years, she has used her time to increase her knowledge of technology and the tools students and teachers need to thrive in this ever-changing world. Jacquelynn received her Bachelor of Arts in special education and psychology from Kean University and Master of Education in learning, cognition, and development from Rutgers University.

 

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Ignite My Future in School

Ignite My Future in School is a comprehensive set of resources seamlessly integrating the principles of computational thinking across the curriculum and at home to give students the 21st-century skills they need for future success.

 

Discovery Education

Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Through its award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia resources, and the largest professional learning network of its kind, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning and improving academic achievement around the globe.


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Thursday, March 31, 2022
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4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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