Creativity & Coding

Circuit Board

with Micro:bit

Creativity & Coding with Micro:bit

July 29th, 2020

Hosted at the Pine Street School – 25 Pine St, New York, NY 10005

Brought to you by EdTechTeacher

Coding has emerged as a meaningful and critical skill that students can be exposed to within the context of their educational experience. There are countless approaches to the process of introducing students to coding, but often the experience is one that isn’t tangible and is confined to a structured process of completing a linear challenge without much variation or room for creativity. Student interaction with code be one that embraces creativity, problem solving and physical creations that are embedded with the skills, thinking and immense value that coding provides our students. Join us for this one day, hands-on workshop that will explore the potential for students to create with code & Micro:bit. Micro:bit is a small device with a 5×5 LED screen, motion sensors, audio output and two buttons for physical interaction that allows students to start with the seed of an idea that can be turned into a actual physical creation via coding and Micro:bit.

All attendees to the Creativity & Coding with Micro:bit workshop will receive a Micro:bit for the workshop & to take home for future coding creations!

What is a Micro:bit?

All attendees to the Creativity & Coding with Micro:bit workshop will receive a Micro:bit for the workshop & to take home for future coding creations!

Workshop Outline

Part I:

Introduction to Coding & Creativity with Code / Micro:bit

Overview of Micro:bit creation & block coding

Part II: Birdhouse Activities & Challenge

Structure Challenges with scaffolding & step by step guidance

Part III: Creativity & Code via “How Might We” Statements

Participants construct their own design challenge & design / code their solution with Micro:bit

Part IV: Micro:bit & Coding in my School / Classroom

Who Should Attend?

The workshop is designed for all attendees. There is no prior experience needed to join us for the day of exploration.

  • Classroom Teachers: K-12
  • Educational Technologists
  • MakerSpace Facilitators
  • Instructional Coaches
  • School Administrators

Technology Requirements

Laptop or Chromebook

Optional: iPad

NOTE: All attendees will receive a Micro:bit to use during the workshop & to keep after the day.

Logistics & Travel

Timing:

The worksop will run from 8:00am to 3:00pm with an hour lunch break (on your own)

Workshop attendees can arrive between 7:30 and 7:45

Parking:

There is no parking available at the Pine Street School. Please plan on taking public transportation.

Meet the Instructor: Greg Kulowiec

Prior to joining EdTechTeacher, Greg spent eight years as a high school history teacher and one year as a technology integration specialist in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He began integrating technology into his classroom with early mobile devices including iPods and cell phones. An early adopter of iPads, Chromebooks and 1:1 environments, Greg quickly transitioned to integrating Project Based Learning Environments. Work that his students created during their studies of the Arab Spring of 2011 was featured on National Public Radio.  

Since 2012 as a full time instructor with EdTechTeacher, Greg brings a dynamic approach to technology integration that is paired with powerful instructional frameworks such as Project Based Learning and Design Thinking. With a creative approach to technology integration, Greg emphasizes the ability for students to create, share stories and demonstrate an understanding creatively with technology, virtual reality and augmented reality.

Greg works with school districts and teachers throughout the country in workshops and year long professional development to explore thoughtful and effective uses of technology. Greg is a Google Certified Trainer, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, and the co-host of the “So We’ve Been Thinking Podcast”. Greg has presented at MassCue, NCSS, MASCD, ISTE, Google’s Global Education Summit and the EdTechTeacher Innovation Summits. Greg lives in Newburyport, MA with his wife and two children.

REGISTRATION


Pine Street School

25 Pine St, New York, NY 10005

July 29th, 2020

Workshop Cost: $220

Pine Street School Location

For more information about these workshops, please contact Gail Ross-McBride at gail@edtechteacher.org or call 888-377-9518 ext 1.

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