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Sunday, June 23, 11:45 am–4:30 pm
Location: OffSite String Theory School, 1600 Vine St, Philadelphia

Bryan McCorkle  
Come learn from the teams at String Theory School and BSD Education about innovative approaches to engaging students in real-world learning and engage in entrepreneurship throughout the curriculum. Through a set of experiential workshops, all participants will leave with ideas for incorporating real-world technology projects for their classroom.

Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC

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Outline

Workshop Schedule:

11:45 am -12:00pm Registration Light snack/ coffee (Lobby /Cafe)

12:00 - 12:45 pm Why code and the student advantage (theatre/auditorium) all participants

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm workshop rotations 70 mins long sessions.

Workshop: 70 min rotating sessions



Workshop Rotations:

● SCRATCH That: Migrating from Blocks to Text-based Coding

○ Block-based coding platforms such as Scratch and Tynker are a wonderful way to introduce young students to computational thinking! But what comes next? How do we transfer the skills developed with blocks into real-world outcomes? In
this session, we will identify the inherent limitations of drag and drop systems and explore opportunities for introducing all students to text-based coding languages. Participants will leave with a clear pathway for transforming their students from consumers to creators!

● TechConnected: Bringing Real-World Technology Skills Into Every Subject

○ The rapid expansion of technology has had a profound impact across all industries, from construction and finance to medicine and entertainment. Despite this, schools have not seen the same impact in their classrooms. We’ve reflected on thousands of teaching hours to bring you our best practices for ensuring that technology skills are integrated effectively into every subject.

● Engage, Enhance, and Extend Student Learning with Tech

○ How do we use technology to help launch, manage and assess learning? In this session, we discuss how to implement technology to engage students in inquiry, enhance student learning throughout a project or performance task, and extend student thinking beyond the classroom. On a classroom level, we will focus on instructional strategies in planning, instruction, and assessment that are enhanced through technology. On a systems level, we will emphasize how this integration of content, technological, and pedagogical knowledge can be used as a catalyst for systems and mindset change. This session is based off of Liz Kolb’s Triple E Framework for technology integration.

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Presenters

Bryan McCorkle, BSD Education

Born and raised in New York City, Bryan is an experienced executive focused on the sustainable implementation of technology education in organizations. Bryan believes that the way to empower people is to have them find what they are passionate about and equip them with the tools to make the changes they need to improve their community and the world around them. Bryan’s 10+ years of identifying, examining, and creating solutions to make complex work more efficient has proven to be a strong backbone for his tenacious drive to help teachers have the tools to adapt to the world of technology.

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