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Rock CS is a grant funded professional development event designed by Adams 12 Five Star Schools and St. Vrain Valley School District and free for ALL Colorado Educators!

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Friday, June 7 • 8:00am - 4:00pm
Coding, Robotics and 21st Century STEM skills through Virtual Robotics Competitions LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Please note:  You must register separately in order to attend this workshop.  To register, please complete this form.

This workshop will introduce participants to the concepts of teaching Computer Science and
Computational Thinking using gamified, online, virtual robotics. Participants will learn how to address the goal of permeating STEM education into schools and meet state Computer Science requirements while the students are enjoying themselves. Using virtual robotics puts a robot in every student’s hands and the cloud-based learning enables school and out of school engagement. In parallel, the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition ignites the competitive nature of students to engage them in robotics and coding.

This session will introduce the theory of teaching coding as well as provide participants with hands on
experience in how to teach the program.

The curriculum introduced are CSTA and NGSS aligned.

Participants will get free access to the CoderZ platform for the session and for 30 days after the session
to continue working with the application.

Outcomes:
Participants will be able to explain what computer science and computational thinking are and describe
how their sub-concepts can be applied to their classroom lessons. Participants will leave this training
with the knowledge needed to share with others the importance of computer science education for all
students. After this workshop, participants will be able to introduce beginner or intermediate level
STEM/CS classes at 5th -8th grade level with no prior knowledge.

Requirements:
 A laptop or Chromebook computer
 Latest Chrome web browser
 At least 4GB of RAM (8GB recommended)

Presenters
BS

Ben Smith

Supervisor of Educational Technology, Lincoln Intermediate Unit 12, Pennsylvania


Friday June 7, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Pinon Pine 1500 East 128th Avenue, Thornton, CO 80241

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