Coding and Robotics in the K-8 Curriculum

June 27-28, 8:30am - 3:30pm

This professional learning experience provides a broad understanding of how coding and robotics can fit into the everyday classroom. The workshop will explore coding as a new literacy, review ISTE’s updated computational thinking standards, and address best practices in instructional design. Examples of integration across the curriculum will be shared, and participants will have opportunities to work hands-on with a variety of coding and robotic tools and software including Scratch, WeDo and EV3 Legos, BeeBots, Ozobots, Osmo Coding and Wonder Workshop’s Dash.

Minimum Participants: 8; Max Participants: 25

Earn 12 hours toward recertification! Register by June 1.
Cost: Early bird discount price of $300 before April 30; $325 after April 30.
Included in Cost: Coffee, light breakfast and snacks

Meet Your Instructors

Anna Baralt

Anna Baralt holds a Doctorate in Educational Technology from the University of Florida. She taught preschool and elementary students for 17 years before becoming Shorecrest’s Director of Educational Technology. In this role, she provides support in designing curriculum and technology integration and facilitates professional development school-wide. Anna was recognized as a Teacher of the Future by the National Association of Independent Schools in 2008 and a Superpower Educator in 2009. She is also a 2010 recipient of the FCIS (Florida Council of Independent Schools) DeWitt E. and Vera M. Hooker Fellowship Grant as well as a 2013 Benedict Foundation Grant. Anna is passionate about integrating technology into project work, 1:1 learning programs, fostering digital citizenship, STEAM education, and using technology to facilitate professional learning communities. She has presented at numerous local and national conferences and has been published in several peer-reviewed educational journals.

Katy Deegan

Katy Deegan earned a B.A. in International Relations & Global Affairs and French from Eckerd College. She holds a Masters in Elementary Education and an additional Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida. She began her career teaching a program for gifted students (grades K-5) in public school. She has taught for many years at Shorecrest Preparatory School and is currently the Lower School Educational Technologist. She is an Apple Teacher and has presented at FCIS on Design Thinking, as well as other trainings on technology integration. Katy teaches students to use basic tech skills, fosters the importance of good Digital Citizenship, blends STEAM activities inside and outside of the classroom, and shows students how to infuse low and high tech in their project work. She also coaches teachers in authentic technology integration in their classrooms and curriculum.

Christine Scoby

Christine Scoby holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and a Masters in Educational Technology and has taught many years in the lower and middle schools at Shorecrest Preparatory School. Christine is an Apple Teacher and a Discovery Den Star educator who has presented at AMLE 2012 , FCIS 2013, ISTE 2014, FCIS 2018, and FCIS Winter Symposium on technology integration, and presented training at other schools. Christine was a 2016 recipient of the Steelcase Active Learning Grant. She integrates core academic curriculum within her technology course in all middle school grades to enhance, connect, reinforce and expand concepts taught in the classroom.

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St Petersburg, FL 33703
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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.