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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Tuesday, July 19 • 8:00am - 4:00pm
Apps, ‘Bots and Code: The New ABC’s in the Elementary Classroom - Kathy Cassidy LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

There is a lot of talk about coding and robotics in education, but why would you want to use them in your elementary classroom?  Are you curious about what is possible? We’ll talk about the “why’s”, the “how’s” and curricular connections. 

Best of all, we’ll turn our space into a coding and robotic workshop! We’ll try out some coding tools and robots ourselves and spend some time designing curricular and age-appropriate activities for your classroom.   

Imagine the possibilities! 

Downloading the free app ScratchJr by MIT Media Lab ahead of time is suggested.

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Kathy Cassidy

Teacher, Prairie South School Division
Kathy Cassidy is an award-winning Canadian first grade teacher whose passions include literacy, connecting classrooms and using technology in transformative ways. In 2005, she realized she could connect her classroom with the outside world using student blogs, video-conferencing... Read More →

Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  8-Hour Pre-Conference Session
  • Cost $425.00
  • Intended Audience Elementary (K-5)
  • Strand Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
  • Session Level Beginner