Hands on Approach to Computational Thinking

Friday, March 6 10:30 am–12:20 pm
Exhibit Hall - Table 9

Friday, March 6 1:15 pm–3:05 pm
Exhibit Hall - Table 9

This is a hands-on session where we will explore how the use of SAM Labs applications and manipulatives can help your students who learn Computational Thinking across the curriculum, begin to see a relationship between academic subjects, as well as between life inside and outside of the classroom.

Type: Tech Savvy Exploratorium
Focus Area: Coding, Emerging Trends, Makerspace, Robotics, STEM/STEAM
Skill Level: Beginner, All levels

Presented by

Emily Deffenbaugh Emily Deffenbaugh, SAM Labs

Emily is a 14-year elementary teacher turned Education Consultant for SAM Labs. She received her Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction, graduating with High Distinction at Northern Arizona University. Emily has worked with students of all backgrounds and needs and understands the importance of active engagement to retain new information. Her background includes training fellow education staff members in integrating STEAM across content areas to help truly prepare our students for their future careers. She is thrilled to share how SAM Labs can be implemented across grade levels as a way to promote computational thinking and bring coding to life!