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Friday, April 3 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Blended Learning for STEM Through Coding and Game Design

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Come and see how Blended Learning can take your classrooms into the 21st century by harnessing the power of Coding and Video Game Design. Presenters will show how teachers with no background in coding can use Computer Science in grades 4 – 12 as a way of guiding students to think logically and to develop problem-solving strategies. Before coding an educational game students are taught to identify a challenge, imagine a solution, experiment with it and refine it. Demonstrating the use of the Globaloria content will show how coding and video game design can be used to enhance all classes and subjects using a blended learning model. Presentation will include first hand experience by an educator who has both used, and trained many teachers in the use of coding and video game design as a classroom enhancement tool that increases engagement and gives students real world skills for the 21st century.

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Adam DeLaRosa

Senior Classroom Support Specialist, Globaloria
Ron Fortune has spent the last 30 years designing, building, and implementing technology solutions for classrooms and schools. During the last two years, Ron has focused on developing, implementing and writing grants for STEM content for students in 6 - 12th grades. Due to the shortage of computer science students, Ron is committed to building strategies and programs designed to bring the teaching of computer science to younger students... Read More →

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Rick Gaisford

Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education
Rick Gaisford, Educational Technology Specialist, Utah State Office of Education Rick Gaisford has 25 years in education and has been involved with educational technology for over 20 years at the classroom, school, district and state levels. He was a


Friday April 3, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 2608 LaFranca 11917 South 6000 West, Herriman, Utah 84096

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