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Thursday, June 16
 

9:00am

Everybody Codes!
Popular quotes among 21st century teachers are “We are training kids for jobs that haven’t even been invented yet” and “We are teaching kids that those devices they use for play, can also be used for learning”. One of the ways we can prepare and teach these children for the future is using coding in the classroom. If we start with the youngest student and give them the foundational knowledge that they can build on, we will be able to give them a head start. Edsurge points out that teaching kids to code is helping craft their future. For those who do not go further into the computer programming fields, they will still have the understanding of the basic of computational thinking and problem solving. Matt Harrell points out kids think “coding is cool, and while "cool" is nice, what really matters are the lasting benefits of building these skill sets Logical thinking, Problem solving, Persistence, Collaboration, and Communication”. Teaching kids as young as kindergarten these coding skills will help them become not only consumers of information, but also creators and proactive users of technology. While the challenge to “fit one more thing” into an already packed curriculum arises, the benefits far outweigh any negative.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Penchev

Nancy Penchev

Elementary school teacher, Scheck, FL
Presenter ISTE, FETC, ILA, ST4T, iPadpalooza, SCCSS, OESIS, Upstate Technology, NCAEE, Florida Reads, FAMEPresentations:Literacy DaysTechnology ToolsGirls Build STEAMSTEM/STEAM and LiteracyBlended LearningInstructional Technology and Professional Development2015 Common Sense Media... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Aristotle (C105) C105

9:00am

Everyone is an Inventor!
Microduino modules are easy-to-use electronic building blocks like super smart LEGO that help bring LEGOs to life. They are small as a quarter, stackable with magnetic connectors and Arduino compatible. Each module has its own function, like wifi, Bluetooth, gps, amplifier, sensors, etc. Simply stack the modules you need, you can create your own projects such as drones, robots, gps trackers, 3d printers. It’s amazing how easily it can turn your ideas into reality. In this talk, I will give a brief introduction followed by short video, case studies and live projects demo to show how Microduino can help turn ideas into reality, how Microduino can help to inspire creativity, and how Microduino can help in STEM/STEAM education. 

Speakers
avatar for Bin Feng

Bin Feng

CEO, Microduino
Bin Feng is the Co-Founder and CEO of Microduino, an international company of makers and creators aimed at bringing easy-to- use electronics hardware to makers, designers, engineers, students and curious tinkerers of all ages and levels. Microduino presents the world’s smallest... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Anaxagoras (C107) C107

10:15am

Computer Science for All - Teach your kids to code!

Coding is a subject that kids love!  Teach coding in your K-8 classroom using code.org (K-8), Scratch Jr. (K-2), Scratch (3-8), Tynker (3-8), and Khan Academy (6-12)!
These websites and apps are free and allow even the youngest students to explore coding.
Code.org lessons blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities which are taught without a computer.  Become familiar with the lessons and resources, work some coding puzzles, visit the teacher dashboard, and become comfortable leading the “unplugged” classroom activities.
Take a tour of Scratch Jr., Scratch, Tynker, and Khan Academy.
Share your classroom coding experiences with the group!


Speakers
avatar for Eileen Peters

Eileen Peters

Technology Integration Specialist, St. Cecelia Interparochial School
Running, Triathlons, Technology Integration, Coding, Robotics, Code.org


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Protagoras (C104) C104

10:15am

Introduction to Microcontrollers and Microcomputers

Do you know what is the difference between microprocessors and microcomputers?  How can you use any of them in the classroom? You have never seen students so passionate or knowledgeable on this cutting-edge technology.  Our awesome presenters will teach you about microprocessors, what these machines are able to do, and how you can use them in the classroom.  Also you will get to experience some of the amazing thing that you can do with these credit card-sized computers. 


Speakers
avatar for Jake Burns

Jake Burns

8th Grade Student, Plato Academy Clearwater
Hello! My name is Jake Burns! I am 13 years old and have graduated from Plato Academy Clearwater, and am going to Palm Harbor University to attend the I.B. program. I enjoy playing video games, swimming, and camping with my boy scout troop.
avatar for Joshua Mott

Joshua Mott

8th Grade Student, Plato Academy Clearwater
Joshua Mott is a graduate of Plato Academy Clearwater from 8th grade. Joshua has worked with microprocessors like the Raspberry Pi and Arduino, and knows the languages to program them. He also works with Blender to animate, chromakey, and create visual effects. Blender is also... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Aristotle (C105) C105

10:15am

Syntax for PreKoders - The Study of Logic for the Elementary Student
This session will give the attendee the opportunity to engage in computer science activities for the Early Elementary and Elementary Classroom. This workshop will showcase various robots and apps that build foundations for Computational Thinking and Computer Science.

Speakers
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Michael Luetjen

Computer Science and Technology Specialist, Pine Crest School
CompSci and EdTech Lead Learner at PineCrest. Navigator for my students and faculty on their hi-tech, lo-tech journeys. Teaching at the speed of integrity.


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:15am
Anaxagoras (C107) C107

12:30pm

How to get Students to Program from Scratch to AP
This lecture will cover Scratch, Python, and Java. We will cover 3 languages and 3 projects in each one. We can look at the differences and similarities of the programs that we create and how students can learn logical thinking, problem solving and coding. 
This session will help show how to scaffold lessons and/or classes at the high school level to get students interested in coding and help them get to the AP level.


Thursday June 16, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Aristotle (C105) C105

1:45pm

Ready, Set, Code! -- Integrating Computer Programming into Your Math Curriculum

Curious how computer programming fits into your classroom? Learn how to incorporate coding into daily lesson plans, starting with mini challenges for 4th graders and building into full scale projects for middle schoolers and beyond. We will look at examples of student work at all levels, exploring the ways that coding can support curricular goals and teach essential problem-solving skills. We will even play with writing a bit of code ourselves, so make sure to bring a device*!

 

*Scratch is Flash-dependent, so if you have an option other than an i-Pad or an i-Phone, bring that! Otherwise, you'll have a great excuse to make a new friend with a Flash-friendly device. Collaboration is highly encouraged!


Speakers
avatar for Hannah Ross

Hannah Ross

Upper Elementary Math Teacher, Milwaukee Montessori School
Hannah Ross teaches 4th-7th grade math and coaches volleyball at Milwaukee Montessori School. As a lifelong riddle fanatic and craft fiend, she is always looking for ways to teach math through logic puzzles, origami folding, and coding challenges. In her free time, Hannah practices... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Thales (C108) C108
 
Friday, June 17
 

9:00am

Using Robotics to Engage Students in Problem Solving
Get your hands-on a great robot that can bring enthusiasm and creativity to your classroom. This session is for educators who would like to get started with incorporating robotics into their classrooms. These hands-on activities will show how you can model real-life mechanisms and solve real-world challenges. Your students will using critical thinking and problem-solving skills that go beyond robotics. Come join us and get your brain engaged with and your hands-on LEGO Education MINDSTORMS EV3.

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Anaxagoras (C107) C107

12:30pm

Learn to Code & Code to Learn!
Many children love learning to code. Once students learn the basics of coding, they can use coding as a tool to practice skills or demonstrate knowledge in math, language, science and social studies. Several ways to use an app Scratch Jr., coding robots such as Wonder Workshop Dash, Bee-bots and Ozobots as well as unplugged activities will be demonstrated.
Participants will learn how to create easy unplugged activities that can be implemented in any curriculum area without any device. Games for coding robots such as Wonder Workshop Dash, Bee-bots and Ozobots can be easily created and are great ways to practice math and language skills. Coding does not have to just stay within a classroom; examples of collaboration beyond the classroom walls using coding will be also shared.

Speakers
avatar for Leka DeGroot

Leka DeGroot

1st Grade Teacher, Spirit Lake CSD
I am a first-grade teacher in Spirit Lake, Iowa. I am passionate about integrating technology, computer science, and global connections to my students' daily learning. I thrive on creating a student-centered classroom where students take ownership in their learning and have the choice... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Socrates (C106) C106

12:30pm

Using Robotics to Engage Students in Problem Solving
Get your hands-on a great robot that can bring enthusiasm and creativity to your classroom. This session is for educators who would like to get started with incorporating robotics into their classrooms. These hands-on activities will show how you can model real-life mechanisms and solve real-world challenges. Your students will using critical thinking and problem-solving skills that go beyond robotics. Come join us and get your brain engaged with and your hands-on LEGO Education MINDSTORMS EV3.

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Thales (C108) C108

1:45pm

The Road to Code

Do you want to improve your students’ understanding of game coding? Attend a seminar delivered by two of our amazing students here at Plato Academy; Alexander Keeran and Jacoby Oliver will deliver a hands-on session during which they will illustrate the following programs: Hopscotch, Scratch, Scratch Jr., code.org, and Tynker.  


Speakers
avatar for Alexander Keeran

Alexander Keeran

Graduate of the 8th Grade, Plato Academy Clearwater
Alexander Keeran graduated into 9th grade this year from Plato Academy. Alexander is great at using codes and teaching people on how to use programs in the classroom. He has worked with Tynker and other various games in the classroom and at home to expand his knowledge of game... Read More →
avatar for Jacoby Oliver

Jacoby Oliver

Student, Plato Academy Clearwater
Jacoby Oliver just graduated from 8 th grade at Plato academy clearwater charter school he has a interest in sports ,technology and achieving the highest in all he does . He will be presenting road to game coding with Alex Keeran a fellow graduate and Freiend


Friday June 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Thales (C108) C108