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VSTE Goes Green: Over the years we’ve made an effort to reduce the amount of paper waste that gets accumulated by reducing the scope of the printed program. This year we will provide a printed conference program with only a summary schedule of the sessions available during each breakout session. For the full detailed listing of each session we encourage attendees to make use of our online schedule here which will work on mobile devices and all major platforms.

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Sunday, December 7 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Coding Capable Schools

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Studies have documented the projected mismatch between the supply and demand for computer programmers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects one million programming jobs will go unfilled by 2020. As an educator, do you know how to prepare your students for the unprecedented amount of job openings in the computer industry predicted in the next decade? Students who learn to code are not only preparing for a future workforce, but they are also learning a new language, mathematics, logic, critical thinking, and creativity! This session will share information about how to put students on a path to learning coding – even when the teacher is not well versed in the subject! Within this session we will discuss how to allocate time for coding lessons. We will also cover resources to help teach coding that any teacher can use to build a curriculum. Session attendees will learn to pique students’ interest in coding by making it fun, understandable, and accessible at any location that has Internet access. This session targets teachers working with students in third through eighth grade, but all who are interested in introducing students to coding will walk away with helpful information! Your students could have their "hands on" technologies to learn computer programing as soon as you return to school!

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Bea Leiderman

Technology Coach, Goochland County Public Schools
Bea has been working with students and teachers at Goochland Middle School and Goochland High School for almost a decade. Currently, Bea spends much of her time in classrooms facilitating learning activities in a 1:1 iPad environment. During her free time, Bea photographs insects and other small creatures, and has published three interactive books available for free at the Apple iBook Store.

Zoe Parrish

Technology CoachGoochland County Public Schools

Sunday December 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm

Attendees (45)