Tequity in the Elementary Classroom: Building Computational Thinking
Thursday, March 5 10:30 am–11:20 am
TCC - Skagit 4
In this session we will share our experience building an elementary computer science curriculum that provides both onscreen and off screen learning activities. Design principles include culturally responsive teaching practices, thinking skills development, and incorporating a range of materials (Code.org, Ozobots, SAMLabs, and more.) Attendees will take away ideas and resources for collaborating with classroom teachers to build and test curriculum materials across the year.
|Focus Area:||1:1, Coaching, Coding, CTE, Google, Makerspace, Online/Blended Learning, Professional Development, Robotics, STEM/STEAM, Teacher Librarian|
|Skill Level:||All levels|
Ann Hayes-Bell, SHORELINE SD DISTRICT OFFICE
I serve Shoreline School District as a Digital Learning Specialist where I support teachers in implementing technology-enhanced learning experiences emphasizing creativity, critical thinking, and research-based authentic real-world experiences. I earned an MEd in Digital Education Leadership from SPU, am a National Board Certified Teacher-Librarian, and a Google Certified Educator. I love to learn with Google's geo tools and love to play Breakout EDU!
Juli Lorton, Shoreline Schools
After teaching middle school for 7 years, I joined Seattle School's first team of instructional technology specialists in the fall of 2000. In my 18 years there, I supported teachers using a variety of digital tools (primarily PC/Office 365) to create engaging learning environments. I was most excited about the blended learning cohort we launched in 2016. In 2018, after 18 years in Seattle, I moved to Shoreline Public Schools where I've expanded my digital learning experience to a Google/Chromebook environment. For me, the tools are secondary - strong pedagogy must lead all instructional decisions. https://www.linkedin.com/in/juli-lorton-41a63822/
Paul Witzel, SHORELINE SD DISTRICT OFFICE
Paul has worked as a Digital Learning Specialist since 2011. Before that, he was enhancing his instruction with digital tools as a classroom teacher in grades K, 2, 3 and 4.