Sunday, 2 October 2016

Oct 2nd Fantastic opportunity for your students to be innovative!

More great resources from the CENZ16 team - Check out the Starter Kete Link Below

Day 2 - ‘What is ‘web 2.0’?   

And here are details of a fabulous opportunity for your students

Make links to early literacy and numeracy with a hands-on workshop enabling young children’s learning with STEAM subjects.

When: Friday 28th October
Where: Sumner School
Cost: $100 - morning tea and lunch provided
Register by: Monday 17th October

9 - 10.30
Introducing coding and programming concepts through
  • Visual coding (without technology)
  • Beebots
  • Dot and Dash
  • Coding Apps
11 - 12.30
  • Use Makey-Makey to make music
  • explore conductivity
  • squishy circuits
  • papertronics
1.30 - 3
Augmented Reality and QR Codes in the Classroom
  • to create digital media, stories, mihi etc

Jill Pears - Associate Principal Sumner School
Jill is a doctoral candidate at University of Canterbury researching strategies to increase the participation of girls in STEM subjects. She was an early adopter of Robotics and Coding in the classroom, originally having set up Robotics and Coding curriculum at an independent girls' school in 2002 and more recently being involved in school Makerspace development. Jill has presented at a number of conferences including the inaugural Scratch conference an Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New Zealand Principal's conferences, Arts conferences and ULearn. Currently Jill is involved in a research project exploring the use of Robotics to increase the participation of minority girls in STEM subjects and careers.

Sally Kent - Deputy Principal Sumner School
Sally teaches in  a play-based New Entrant/Year One class. She has been teaching for 14 years and has a passion for digital technology and play-based learning. Sally is passionate about using STEM and Maker Education in the Early Years and integrating the use of robotics and coding across the curriculum.

Any inquiries to Sally Kent

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