Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
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.
View analytic
Wednesday, July 20 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Coding & Robotics in Early Childhood? No Problem!

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

The words ‘coding’ and ‘robotics’ can sound very daunting to an early childhood educator, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Whether your classroom is filled with access to technology, or your students have never seen a device, coding and robotics can become a seamless part of the learning that happens in early childhood education.
This session covers specific ways that you can introduce the basics of coding and robotics to the youngest members of the school community, as well as ideas for integrating into core curricular areas such as literacy, math and science. Working with these fundamentals, teachers can ensure that their classroom mirrors how we think, learn, and play in the 21st century.

Participants will:
-Learn ways to teach coding through both ""unplugged” activities and through the incorporation of devices.
-Walk away with resources and ideas for integrating technology with the core curriculum (Reading, Writing, Math or even Science)
-Have a chance to try out activities and tools

Speakers
avatar for Pana Asavatana

Pana Asavatana

KA-2 Technology and Design Coach, Taipei American School
Pana is the KA-2 Technology and Design Coach at Taipei American School and an Apple Distinguished Educator. Prior to this she taught in early childhood classrooms for seven years. She has studied, lived and worked on three continents in eight different cities. Pana shares her own insights into her teaching process on her blog at mspanasays.com, and is the founder of an educational hashtag chat on Twitter, #KChatAP (Kindergarten Chat Asia... Read More →


Wednesday July 20, 2016 10:20am - 11:25am
Arlington - Mezzanine/2nd Floor Boston Park Plaza