Build that Code! Teach Coding with 3D Construction

Monday, March 6
11:00AM - 1:00PM
Austin Convention Center - Room 17B


Ann Gadzikowski
Center for Talent Development - Early Childhood Coord


Young students benefit from learning to code using ScratchJr, Bee-Bot robots and other introductory tools. These experiences become even more powerful when students are challenged to represent their code using 3D construction materials like LEGOs and wooden unit blocks. In this session, the presenter will draw on their experience developing and implementing enrichment programs in computer science and robotics for young children from PreK through third grade. We'll discuss and demonstrate the constructivist learning concepts that support cross-media learning and describe new brain research that demonstrates the importance of pairing tangible and virtual learning experiences.

Event Type:
Early Learning
early childhood coding cpe credit

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