This edWeb podcast is sponsored by KinderLab Robotics.
The webinar recording can be accessed here.
In this edWeb podcast, Dr. Marina Umaschi Bers discusses how teaching coding, computational thinking and robotics develops socio-emotional learning, cultivates character, and fosters a moral compass along with crucial technical knowledge and STEM skills.
Dr. Bers, a leading researcher on early childhood computer science, describes how coding should be taught as a new literacy—a way for children to express themselves and engage with the world and others. She shares examples of children and educators engaged in creative coding activities using ScratchJr and KIBO robots, as well as:
Through the language of programming, Dr. Bers shows how it is possible for diverse groups of young learners to find points of connection, put assumptions and stereotypes behind them, and work together toward a common goal.
This edWeb podcast is of interest to PreK-3 teachers, librarians, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.
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