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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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Thursday, July 21 • 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Coding & Robotics in Early Childhood? No Problem!

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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

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Pana Asavavatana

PreK-1 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... Read More →

Thursday July 21, 2016 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza