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Bring Computer Science to Life in Your Elementary Classroom

t is critical today, more than ever, to teach computer science and coding at the elementary level. Computational thinking and computer science are becoming as foundational as literacy and math for student success. Introducing these foundational concepts in elementary school prepares your students for success not just in middle school and high school, but also opens young minds to a variety of career choices from an early age. What many educators do not know is how easily computer science can tie into their current curriculum and what they are already doing in the classroom.


In this edWebinar, learn from Leanna Prater, Ed.D, a district-level administrator, and Jennifer Rodabaugh, a STEAM educator, who will share how they are currently inspiring and engaging their elementary students in computer science and coding. These visionary educators from the Fayette County Public Schools in Kentucky will share specific examples and learning outcomes that have resulted in their district by teaching computer science in a playful learning environment. You will learn how to utilize hands-on tools which provide the underlying foundation of constructionism while also providing a rich learning experience for all students.

Attendees will walk away from this live, interactive event with lessons that can be implemented immediately in the elementary classroom. There will be time to ask Dr. Prater and Jennifer Rodabaugh your questions after their presentation. All educators interested in incorporating computational thinking and computer science into their classrooms are invited to attend, especially those working in grades K-5.

For more information and to register, visit: https://home.edweb.net/webinar/computersci20180221/

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Online webinar
Alaska State Library ~Statewide
  Focus: School Libraries  

Event Organizer

Janet Madsen

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