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Perspectives in the New Literacy: Coding, Programming, and Problem-Solving

Presenter: Kathleen Gasbarro 
For: Elementary and Secondary I Teachers

Individual Webinar Rental Group Webinar Rental

Price

Live Webinar

Individuals (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
$45/AMS member
$65/non-member

Organizations (Unlimited participants at 1 computer; CPD certificates for up to 20 persons)
$175/AMS member organization
$225/non-member organizations

Registration closes at 4:00 PM on the day of the webinar. Registration fees are non-refundable. If you register and then cancel, we will be happy to credit your payment toward another webinar of your choice. Credits may not be used toward the cost of on-demand webinars.

On-Demand Webinar

After the live webinar airs, the presentation will be made available for a 30-day rental via Vimeo On Demand, allowing you to view the webinar at any time, as often as you would like, within your rental period. Please note: the on-demand webinar is not included with registration to the live webinar; it must be purchased separately.

$55/individual (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person)
$200/group (CPD certificates for up to 20 persons)

Overview

In this webinar, the presenter will share different ways she has introduced programming, and coding concepts to complement and support the Montessori curriculum. Current research in the area of digital and coding literacy will be offered. She will share student samples, as well as demo key programs and “shelf work” that students use for independent exploration.

The Montessori environment fosters opportunities for problem solving, collaboration, creativity, and inquiry. Learning to code and program leads to a deeper understanding of technology interconnectedness and creativity. Our students are part of the continually evolving digital world and have an opportunity to engage critically and purposefully with technology. When children have opportunities to learn how to code and program, it allows for a shift from consumers of technology to producers.

Learning programming languages can provide children with problem-solving and thinking skills “Coding is the new literacy,” said Mitchel Resnick, LEGO Papert professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab. “To thrive in tomorrow’s society, young people must learn to design, create and express themselves with digital technologies.”

Learner Outcomes

  • Enhance your understanding of digital literacy and ability to engage in meaningful conversation about the topic
  • Gain an understanding of different tools to inspire students to develop their own digital literacy skills
  • Understand resources available for coding and programming, including opportunities for grants

Kathleen Gasbarro, MEd, is head of school at Woodside Montessori Academy in Millis, MA. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood, Elementary I).

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