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Tangible Coding and Computational Thinking For Young Learners

June 19, 2023

Children build their STEM identities starting in preschool and early elementary. They are growing up in a digital world and coding is just as important as basic literacy. Join us for three days of coding experiences designed to engage and inspire our youngest learners. Start with basic hands-on, minds-on offline coding games using #STEMontheCheap materials like checker boards and ping pong ball cyclops robots. Then, let children become human robots as they program their paths to different objects. Finally, work your way into programming Code & Go Robot Mice. Every activity shared is completely offline – no computer required for this tangible programming. Cultivate the coding and computational thinking minds of children (and yourself) using tactile and kinesthetic lessons. Teachers will receive everything they need to engage children with coding games and computational skill development including a set of Code & Go Robot Mice with activity sets – a STEMAZing Kit worth more than $350.

Audience: PreK-2nd Grade Teachers from Southern Arizona

Facilitator: Amanda McPherson, Director of the STEMAZing Project

Location: Pima County Superintendent’s Office, 200 N. Stone Ave

Cost: $75 for three days of world-class professional development AND a STEMAZing Kit valued at more than $350.

Scholarships are available for southern Arizona teachers, email Amanda McPherson: for more information.

Course Dates: Monday, June 19 – Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Tucson Values Teachers is providing limited scholarships for educators to attend PD opportunities, if you are interested, click here for more information

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