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STEM in K-5: Start computational thinking early! (Oct. 15, 2014)

Product code: EVTIP13STEM
Topics: STEM & STEAM
Length: Approximately 1 hour
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Oct. 15, 2014, 4 p.m. PT | 7 p.m. ET

“STEM in K-5: Start computational thinking early!” presented by Karen Wilson, STEM Coach, Los Altos School System, California

Computational thinking is essential to STEM. Learn how one school system infuses computer science and programming throughout the primary grades to deliver content that’s engaging and relevant to today’s learners. Explore resources and tools – including robots, programming languages and computer-powered mechanical structures – you can use with students in grades K-5.

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Karen Wilson

Bio: Karen Wilson is the STEM Coach for the Los Altos School District. Along with providing professional development, she also coordinators the STEM program. Her experience includes instructional coaching as well as a strong background in teaching, mentoring and curriculum writing. One of Karen’s primary goals as a STEM coach is to create new opportunities to provide students with hands-on experiences that incorporate real-world applications that ignite their curiosity and drive for learning. She has taught 6th grade math in Connecticut and North Carolina. In Wake County, NC Karen was a math instructional coach and has experience in aligning the mathematics curriculum to the Common Core Standards for Middle School. Karen holds a B.S. in Education and a M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction.