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Physical Computing and Its Role in Education
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 Export to Your Calendar 4/27/2018
When: 04/27/2018
8:30 am to 2:30 pm
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Roland Park Country School
5204 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland  21210
United States

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This workshop introduces teachers to the idea of using interactive physical systems using hardware and software that can sense and respond to the real world. This will be taught through a problem based learning lens. will be used as a framework for designing make-and-take hands-on activities that day. Educators will learn why physical computing is a powerful teaching tool, how and micro:bit support physical computing projects, and what resources are available to design content-based physical computing units.


The program is aimed at educators for whom physical computing is relatively new and who are looking to implement lessons in their classroom right away. It is designed for teachers in grades 3-12 from a variety of settings and content areas.  Lunch will be provided.


Tentative Agenda

  • Physical Computing and Its Role in Education
  • Physical Computing Unplugged
  • The Benefits of Physical Computing
  • Explore MakeCode and micro:bit
  • How Can We Integrate Physical Computing
  • Design A Physical Computing Lesson
  • Reflection on Physical Computing

IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants will need to bring their own laptops, and before the event, will be given links to cost-free software that will be used in this class.

AIMS Members: $20 (through April 13th) or $30 (After April 13th)
NON AIMS Members: $40  (through April 13th) or $50 (After April 13th)
Please note that NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations for this class after April 17th. 



Presenter Info: Cathy Cheo-Isaacs is an MIE Expert, Global Minecraft Mentor, Surface Expert Pro, and has been called upon by the Minecraft Team to participate in a few high profile events including the Hack the Classroom livestream, the Museum Day Minecraft event at the Microsoft Store in NYC, and beta testing of Code Builder with her students at Trevor Day School. Cathy regularly presents at National Conferences as well. Her passions are in the area of coding, STEM / STEAM, MS Office, and EdTech in general.

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