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Thursday, February 27 • 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Two Martian Teachers Return: Making Science Spark with Coding and Technology in Junior High Science

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Coding and programming not only build computational and algorithmic thinking in students - they’re also a lot of fun! Collaborating across districts, funded by Inside Education and APEGA, we challenged ourselves to help students program and build devices with practical purposes in mind. Students became engaged in designing and building devices such as automated watering and lighting systems, CO2 warning systems and fire suppression systems. They developed resiliency as they problem solved the code and circuits and we loved the direct connections to science curriculum in a meaningful context. We will share our journey to incorporating coding projects into our junior high science classes that both enhance student engagement and meet curricular objectives in an authentic way. Tips and tricks, pitfalls to avoid and even some hands-on coding will be a part of this super-sized session!

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Julie Arsenault

Teacher, EPSB
I love having new adventures! I am passionate about all things STEM and love incorporating project based initiatives in my classroom.