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Can a Kindergartner Learn to Code?

Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 15

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Participate and share : Poster

Tuesday, June 26, 10:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: Posters; Level 3, Skyline Ballroom Pre-function, Table 15

Tim Harder   Lindsey Sauter   Jennifer Trattner   Renee Wilberg   Kailey Wolk  
Integrate coding into elementary education using Ozobots, Dash and Dot and other tools. Coding not only helps students build problem-solving skills and collaborate, it can be used to provide students voice and choice in learning other curricular concepts, present evidence of learning and engage students in an interactive learning environment.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices not needed
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Early childhood/elementary
Grade level: PK-5
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Related exhibitors: Ozobot , Wonder Workshop

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to develop inter-disciplinary learning activities that provide students voice and choice in their learning, integrate problem-solving into learning along with increase engagement of students in the learning process.

Participants will also leave with example projects that can use in their classrooms using coding at the elementary level.


Participants will see the three different coding tools/robots, watch videos of students completing, explaining and discussing their learning using these tools and access to online examples of different learning projects created using these tools.

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Tim Harder, West Bend School District

Timothy Harder is the Director of Technology for the West Bend School District in Wisconsin. Timothy has lead the district in the adoption of a technology plan that is grounded in the belief that technology is a teaching and learning tool, when used effectively, will support and help transform how staff and students interact, research, collaborate, learn and produce evidence of learning. This plan includes the adoption of a 1:1 device program, a digital equity program, embedded coding opportunities at the elementary level, implementation of an instructional technology coaching program along with the move to a personalized and technology infused learning environment.

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Lindsey Sauter, West Bend School District
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Jennifer Trattner, Wilson Elementary School
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Renee Wilberg, West Bend School District
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Kailey Wolk, Green Tree Elementary

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