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Sunday, November 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Renee White  
Learn ways to connect simple beginning coding to required standards with easy-to-use robots like Dash, Sphero and Ozobot. See examples of ways these robots and basic coding can be used in math, reading and social studies.

Audience: Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Possibly:
Wonder Workshop Blockly
Sphero Edu
iPad or iOS phone or device
Topic: Instructional design & delivery
Grade level: PK-2
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
Designer
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Incorporating robotics into learning can not only touch on multiple required standards, but it can also include technology rich STEAM opportunities for students. Through this presentation, participants will learn how to utilize basic coding and simple robots to reinforce the required standards in ELA, Math, and Social Studies in a fun, playful style that allows students the opportunity to learn some coding while they work on their required material. During this session, participants will be introduced to many activities in various subject areas in which robotics and coding were incorporated in a fun meaningful way for first grade students. They will learn how the ELA, Math, and Social Studies standards were met with guidance but student engagement and enjoyment were evident and maximized. Participants will also learn how to incorporate simple robots and coding in a meaningful manner to many different required standards. A few different technology tools/apps/robots used by students will also be shared and be available for trial.

Through research and experience, it is evident that STEM affords students great engagement in their learning and is needed for future jobs. During this presentation an elementary educator will share various simple coding programs/strategies and robots that can be utilized to empower students across the curriculum.

The proposed presentation supports ISTE standards 5:

Design - Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability.
5a - Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

5b - Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

5c - Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Outline

5 minutes-Introduction
15 minutes each-Content will be presented by subject area (ELA, Math, Social Studies). Examples will be shared and then participants will be given a few minutes to go to a padlet or virtual break our room to share ideas how they could integrate them into the curriculum.
8 minutes- participants will enter any ideas they may have for how to incorporate coding into a subject area with the standard into a shared google doc to keep as a future planning tool
2 minutes-Close

Supporting research

https://blog.robotiq.com/7-reasons-to-teach-robotics-at-school

https://thelearningcounsel.com/article/three-ways-introduce-robotics-your-classroom

https://www.robocamp.eu/en/5-tips-for-robotics-lesson/

https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2018/04/what-it-takes-integrate-robotics-and-coding-classroom

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/10/why-r2d2-could-be-your-child-s-teacher-sooner-than-you-think/

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Renee White, Wake county schools

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