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Tiny Tech: Young Learners Conference
June 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
The TEC Center at Erikson Institute is thrilled to co-host, Tiny Tech: An ISTE 2018 EdTech Conference day for those who teach young learners, with Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) and ISTE Early Learning Network on Saturday, June 23, 2018, 8:30 am-3:00 pm.
This special ISTE PreConference will be a day of play and learning with technology tools, including robotics, tangible technology and apps.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: MARINA UMASCHI BERS, PHD
The inventor of Kibo, one of the first early childhood robotics tools, and co-developer of Scratch Jr, Marina Umaschi Bers, PhD is a professor at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and the Computer Science Department at Tufts University will kick-off the day sharing the latest research on early childhood computational thinking and coding.
ABOUT THE DAY
Spend the day exploring early computational thinking and coding with the latest screen-free and screen-based tech tools and designing developmentally appropriate plans for introducing these critical skills to young children. Play, explore and evaluate the TEC Center collection of over 40 robotics and early coding tools for ages 3-8 years of age and a wide variety apps on iPads. BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) including tablets, laptops and smartphones and share your favorite apps and best practices. The ISTE Early Learning PLN and the Erikson Institute’s TEC Center will be leading the workshops. Stay to network and learn more about the ISTE PLN at the end of the day! Breakfast and Lunch will be included.