Posted: Tue, 03/20/2018 - 05:36
Computer science may be the single best avenue for embedding authentic problem solving in elementary school. As students develop core skills that form the foundation for their future growth, teachers are challenged to integrate contextually relevant, authentic problems for the students. This is particularly difficult in early grades as teachers have to properly scaffold “real” problems down to an age appropriate level. The maker movement has effectively empowered teachers to embrace constructivist philosophies championed by educational greats like John Dewey and Seymour Papert. With the emergence of low-cost rapid prototyping tools and robotics, these principles can now be enhanced through computer science. From unplugged computational thinking activities, to full-scale robotics, the line between computer science and maker education is quickly blurring, making way for a new era in hands-on learning experiences. In this webinar, come learn ten specific strategies to integrate computer science with maker education.
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