Our youngest learners can build their identities as computer programmers starting in preschool! Join us for three days of coding experiences designed for our youngest learners. Start with offline coding games with a foundation in fairy tales using #STEMontheCheap materials and work your way into programming an actual robot as you engage with new stories to share with your students. Cubetto is a robot designed specifically to engage our youngest learners. Using what looks like a wooden puzzle, children (and you) learn coding and computer programming in tactile ways. Make learning to code even more fun for children using the maps and story books to take Cubetto on different adventures. You will walk away from this strand empowered to cultivate the coding and computational thinking minds of the young children you work with in the classroom. Teacher teams will receive a Cubetto Deluxe kit, Logic Blocks, and a Logic Pack. Everything you need to take our youngest learners on coding adventures is included in the $400 kit.
APPLICATION REQUIRED: To attend this strand, you must first apply as a team (two teachers from the same school). If you are accepted, your team will receive the passcode to register. Applications will be reviewed in the order received and approved for registration until the strand fills.
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Audience: PreK-2nd Grade Teachers
(In order to maximize the impact of this workshop, only educators who work directly with students will be allowed to register and receive a kit. Please contact DaNel Hogan if you would like to attend but are in an administrative role.)
Facilitators: DaNel Hogan and a STEMAZing Teacher Leader
Cost: $150 for team of two teachers includes materials, continental breakfast, and lunch.
This workshop is part of the STEMAZing Institute. The STEMAZing Project’s philosophy on teacher professional development is simple: It must be hands-on and engaging – putting the educators in the seat of the students to experience STEM lessons firsthand. It must provide the educators with the equipment and supplies they need to implement the lessons and activities in their classrooms the next day if they choose. It must be facilitated by master educators who have themselves been in the classroom.
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Payments must be received five (5) business days prior to the start of the class. Payments can be in the form of a check, credit card, P-Card, or a school purchase order. Registrations within the five (5) day window must be paid immediately upon registering for the course.
Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellations must be submitted in writing five (5) business days prior to the start of the class to receive a refund. Cancellations can be emailed to BOTH: firstname.lastname@example.org AND AR@schools.pima.gov. No refunds will be given for “no shows.” If courses are cancelled due to low enrollment, refunds will be issued to the individual or the school.