Please join the Getting Computer Science Ready class on their culminating presentations!

 

w  May 18, 2019

w  1:00 pm

w  MathScience Innovation Center / Room D-9

During the spring semester, middle school students worked on answering the driving question:

 

How can we, as computational thinkers, design a children’s game that teaches

younger peers foundational coding skills and the use of electronic circuits?

 To answer this question, students delved deeply into their computational thinking and coding projects using littleBits and the Project Based Learning teaching methodology with instructors Jorge Valenzuela (Lifelong Learning Defined and Buck Institute for Education) and Kat Hanson (MSiC Educator).

 

Students connected their work to personally relevant, real-world situations as they worked in teams, tested their work and developed their presentations, thus mirroring critical job skills and dispositions needed in classrooms and in the workforce.

 

We are excited to hear more about what the students learned! Please make a note on your calendars to come out and join us. This will be a fun-filled learning event for the entire Metro Richmond community!

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 For more information, visit www.mymsic.org or contact Carrie Persing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jorge Valenzuela at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Many thanks to Dupont for funding this work.