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Cultivate Critical Thinkers Through Coding

Location: W178a

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture


Tuesday, June 26, 4:15–5:15 pm
Location: W178a

Karrin Burns   Brian Timm   Mike Yakubovsky  
In this hands-on session Apple Distinguished Educators demonstrate why coding is essential for students to thrive in a future driven by technology. You will experience how they teach coding and incorporate these concepts into core subject areas to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving.

Session Passes
Seating is limited for ADE Sessions. Free passes will be available each day for same-day sessions. Demand can be high and we encourage you to pick up passes early each day. To accommodate attendees arriving from remote hotel locations, we will begin distribution of session passes at 7:00 am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

McCormick Place West | Outside Room W178
Sunday, June 24, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (Until all passes are distributed.)
Monday, June 25, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm (Until all passes are distributed.)
Tuesday, June 26, 7:00 am - 5:00 pm (Until all passes are distributed.)
Wednesday, June 27, 7:00 am - 1:30 pm (Until all passes are distributed.)

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: iPad devices will be provided for use during this session.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Computer science and computational thinking
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: STEM/STEAM, Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Collaborate with teachers and administrators to select and evaluate digital tools and resources that enhance teaching and learning and are compatible with the school technology infrastructure.
For Educators:
Designer
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
Facilitator
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

In this hands-on session Apple Distinguished Educators demonstrate why coding is essential for students to thrive in a future driven by technology. You will experience how they teach coding and incorporate these concepts into core subject areas to enhance critical thinking and problem-solving.

Outline

Collaborative, hands-on learning with iPad.

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Presenters

Karrin Burns, River Forest SD 90
Brian Timm, Coppell ISD

Brian is a Digital Learning Coach for Coppell ISD in the Dallas, TX area. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Class of 2017. Prior to becoming a Digital Learning Coach, he taught 7th Grade Math for three years. He is currently working on his Masters of Learning Technologies from the University of North Texas.

Mike Yakubovsky, Coppell High School

Mike is the STEM Coordinator and lead engineering teacher at Coppell High School, a 1:1 iPad Apple Distinguished School.  He has been with CISD since 2003 and started the CHS School of Engineering in 2006.  The School of Engineering is a 4-year pre-college engineering program focusing on design in which learners work on projects that prepare them for college STEM disciplines. Activities expose learners to design, applications of math and science, electronics, kinematics, and coding. Learners have begun Swift Playgrounds and Swift as a core component of their coding instruction. In addition to teaching, Mike is the department Instructional Coach.

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