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Tuesday, November 14 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Abra-CODE-Abra: The Magic of Computational Thinking in the Elementary Classroom

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Two Master Teachers from Natick, MA unlock the magic of Coding K-5. Explore hands-on opportunities for computational thinking and early programming in the general-ed classroom, using apps and robots, as well as offline activities fostering problem-solving skills and engineering through makerspaces.  Both presenters are Code.org and Google certified educators who have presented on Innovation, Blended Learning, and Coding. The session will examine methods to bring coding concepts and language to the hands of young learners for accessibility and engagement, with a focus on curriculum integration and folding ISTE standards into everyday instruction. The session will showcase effective lessons and implementation with opportunity for participant hands-on exploration, including Sphero, Ozobot, Robot Mouse, Osmo, and Makey-Makey.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Dahlheimer

Sarah Dahlheimer

4th Grade Teacher, Natick Public Schools
Sarah is a fourth grade teacher at Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School in Natick, MA and has been an elementary classroom teacher for 14 years.  Sarah is passionate about integrating technology into her classroom in responsible and creative ways. She has presented at ISTE, MassCUE’s... Read More →
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Jed Stefanowicz

Digital Learning Coach, Natick Public Schools
Jed Stefanowicz taught grade 3 for 22 years in Natick, and is the district’s Innovation Fellow. As the preK-4 Digital Learning Coach, Jed provides job-embedded PD and coaching for academic technology integration, engaging and building staff/student capacity with ed-tech, always... Read More →


Tuesday November 14, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Grandmaster Salon 3 (THOUGHT)