Bringing Hands-On Coding and STEAM into Your District or Classroom
According to US Department of Labor, more than 65% of today’s students will grow up having careers that do not exist yet. Traditional models of direct instruction were designed to teach a particular skill, transferred top to bottom from teacher to student. Today, the role of education has changed. Instead of preparing for specific careers, it is vital to focus on making sure students are future ready. To do so, many schools and districts are now integrating STEM and coding into their programs. But, two key questions remain for many educators: “where to start?” and “how to bring STEM and coding into the curriculum without taking away time from other core subjects?”
In this edWebinar, Dr. Azadeh Jamalian, Head of Education Strategy at littleBits, will discuss best practices for bringing hands-on coding and STEAM into your school and review guidelines on coding to learn math, science, literacy, art, and music. Pilot and case studies examining STEM implementation in elementary and middle schools will be reviewed, and important takeaways applicable for different educational settings will be highlighted.
Tech and curriculum directors, principals, librarians, and teachers for grades three to eight will benefit from attending this session. Bring your questions! Dr. Jamalian will answer your questions throughout the edWebinar and at the end. You will take away actionable strategies for making your STEM and coding programs meaningful and effective.
For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinar/stem20180220/
- Tuesday, February 20, 2018
- 12:00pm - 1:00pm
- Online webinar
- Alaska State Library ~Statewide
- Focus: School Libraries