Coding, Bots and Primary, Oh My!

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 16
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Jenna Markel  
Looking for a way to promote creativity and higher order thinking with your students? Join me to learn how to implement coding and robotics in your classroom! This session will discuss the benefits of using coding/robotics in primary, and you will learn ways to incorporate robotics into your lessons.

Audience: Teachers
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: - Google Apps
Topic: Emergent technologies
Grade level: PK-2
Subject area: Computer science, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Computational Thinker
  • Students understand how automation works and use algorithmic thinking to develop a sequence of steps to create and test automated solutions.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

1. Attendees will be able to teach their students about coding and implement it into their classrooms.
2. Attendees will be able to incorporate robotics into their instruction.


This presentation is organized into 2 parts:

Part 1: Intro to Coding (30 Minutes)
We will introduce and explain the importance and benefits of using coding and robotics in the classroom. You will learn how you can begin implemented coding into your classroom before adding robotics.

Part 2: Robotics (30 Minutes)
We will introduce different robotics we use in our classroom. You will learn ways to incorporate these robotics into your lessons and how you can use the robotics to create authentic experiences for your students. You will have time to try out the different robotics as well.

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Jenna Markel, Red Lion Area School District

My name is Jenna Markel. I am a second grade teacher for Red Lion Area School District. I graduated from West Chester University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in Mathematics. I attended York College of Pennsylvania and received my Master’s degree in Educational Technology. Stem, coding, and robotics are my passion!