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Tuesday, December 5 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Colossal Coding Collaboration Adventures Across the Sixth Grade Curriculum.

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Two Technology Resource teachers team with a grade level chair to provide daily opportunities for all 6th grade students in our school to code. With no set computer science curriculum in our elementary school, we wanted our students to receive the benefits of coding on a regular basis while integrating math and science SOLs. Coding helps to enable logical thinking and focus on problem-solving within a collaborative work environment. What a perfect blend for future success in secondary school and in the future workplace!

Come explore with us as we develop and implement our plan. Students use iPads, Thinkpads, desktops and robots to accomplish tasks using resources from Code.org, Sphero.edu, Scratch, and Kodable. The overall structure of the coding activities are managed in GoogleClassroom within a Math/Science classroom.

This session is open to all. Though the focus of the lessons are on math and science, it would be applicable to any subject area.


Elizabeth Baun

TRT, Portsmouth Public Schools
Technology Resource TeacherPortsmouth Public Schools
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Nichole Ward

Teacher, Portsmouth Public School
I've been in the field of education for 16 years. As a classroom teacher I alwasy tried to engage my students with hands-on learning. Now, as a TRT I love going into classrooms of various grade levels and engaging students with "cool robots" and other activities that reinforce learning... Read More →

Tuesday December 5, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EST
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