Engineering Fairy Tales: Computational Thinking and Engineering Design in Early Childhood Education
Participate and share : Poster
Tuesday, June 25, 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 24
Christian Cloud Nancy Reinhard
Explore computer science and engineering through a literacy curriculum, specifically the use of fairy tales. Discuss the problems characters face, perspective and how to engineer a solution. Some activities include lashing sticks to build a bridge, coding Goldilocks and building a better home for three little pigs.
|Audience:||Teachers, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices not needed|
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Subject area:||Language arts, STEM/STEAM|
|ISTE Standards:||For Coaches:
The purpose of our presentation is to allow teachers to rethink their current curriculum in an effort to integrate more technology. We want each participant to reexamine all of their current curricula through the Engineering Design Process and Computational Thinking frameworks.
Engineering Encounters: An Engineering Design Process for Early Childhood By: Pamela Lottero-Perdue, Michelle Bowditch, Michelle Kagan, Linda Robinson-Cheek, Tedra Webb, Megan Meller, and Theresa Nosek
My passion is technology and I want to help educators integrate technology into their classrooms. With a strong foundation in Reading, Writing, and Literacy and School Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania, I approach technology as a tool to achieve an educational goal, not the magic pill that solves everything.