DASHing your way through STEM
Participate and share : Poster
Sunday, June 23, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 25
Adyson Petty Dr. Diana Fenton Dr. Shannon Essler-Petty
Dash robots are an introductory robotic tool that can be used to teach basic levels of coding for elementary students. Learn how educational robots, such as Dash, can be used to teach content-area standards in real-world STEM/STEAM challenges.
|Audience:||Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Computer science and computational thinking|
|Subject area:||Math, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
|Additional detail:||Student presentation|
The purpose of this session is to demonstrate how multiple content area standards can be woven with engineering design challenges in an elementary classroom. In addition, we will demonstrate how engineering design challenges can incorporate computational thinking skills with robotic tools such as Dash. This session will provide an example of a unit plan that was designed and implemented in second grade classrooms with pre-service teachers. We will share the challenges and success of this unit from both the teacher and the student perspective.
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Lynch, S. J., Peters‐Burton, E., & Ford, M. ( 2014). Building STEM opportunities for all. Education Leadership, 72(4), 54–60.
Mativio, J.M., & Jae H., P. (2012). Innovative and Creative K-12 Engineering Strategies: Implications of Pre-service Teacher Survey. Journal of STEM Education: Innovations & Research, 13(5), 26-29.
NGSS Lead States. (2013). Next generation science standards: For states, by states. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. doi:10.17226/18290
Ortiz, A., Bos, B., & Smith, S. (2015). The Power of Educational Robotics as an Integrated STEM Learning Experience in Teacher Preparation Programs. Journal of College Science Teaching,44(5), 42-47. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/43631847