Attendees will actively engage with innovative,
technology-rich tools and learning strategies to teach data collection and
analysis, engineering design processes, coding, and robotics. Come learn
engaging ways to apply coding to make devices “work,” adding rigor and
complexity as learners gain skills and understanding.
Attendees will learn how to: 1. design accessible, equitable hands-on learning experiences, in which ALL students actively participate and engage with innovative technology tools, helping students learn essential science concepts, engineering processes, and learn how to collaborate with peers to increase understanding; 2. teach authentic data collection and analysis, so that students can learn how to explore and test variables and measure and analyze their effects; and 3. use programmable technology tools and devices as effective teaching tools, helping students learn how to input code to achieve a desirable outcome, and how to analyze, diagnose, and correct the code when the device doesn’t perform as intended.
Donna Knoell (Educational and Technology Consultant: Prairie Village, KS)