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Friday, October 19 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Tech Play: Coding Tools of the Trade

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Whether you’re a coder or not, digital skills are for everyone. In this session, explore hands-on fun with tech tools like Makey Makey, Ozobot, Sphero and micro:bit, and learn how a strong foundation in digital skills fosters creative problem-solving and innovation. Tech tools don’t just teach coding, they make STEM curriculum come alive for students. This session is designed for teachers who have little to no experience with tech tools or coding, to help build their confidence to instruct students in digital skills and coding, but will also support educators looking to build their repertoire of coding activities for the classroom. Participants will be provided with lesson ideas and activities they can implement in the classroom, many of which only require Internet access. Actua’s Codemakers program is delivered through a national network at universities and colleges, and helps build a strong future of students confident in their coding and digital skills.

NOTE: This session is intended for Div 1-3. Devices will be provided.

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Caitlin Quarrington

Senior Manager, Education | Gestionnaire principal, Éducation, ACTUA
As Actua's Senior Manager of Education, I oversee the national Teacher Training program as well as content development, including Actua's Artificial Intelligence (AI) project. For over 15 years, I have been involved in STEM education, both as a classroom teacher and in outreach environments... Read More →

Friday October 19, 2018 12:45pm - 1:45pm PDT
Jubilee C - Radisson