What an amazing whirlwind of the last couple of weeks! After NCTIES, I traveled to NCCAT (North Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching) to work and learn with an amazing group of educators for “Integrate Coding Skills into Your Curriculum.”
I’ve presented seminars at NCCAT many times before and I always have an amazing time however this special group of educators was unlike any other group I have ever worked with. Every single teacher was excited and open about learning and integrating coding and robotics. It was almost magical how quickly and easily everyone worked together bouncing ideas around the room and coming up with outstanding lesson ideas for their students.
We started the week with the basics of coding, definitions, and drag and drop code but by the end of the week we were creating innovative lessons for our students that were a mashup of coding, robotics, Scratch, creating VR, and Makey Makeys. It’s mind blowing to me the growth that these teachers made in only a week and the numerous innovative lessons and activities they created for their students.
I look forward to seeing all of these innovative ideas in action with their students on social media for weeks, months, and years to come!