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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... Read More →

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Rick Gaisford

Education Technology Specialist, Utah State Board of Education
Rick is the Educational Technology Specialist at USBE, and has worked for decades at the state and national level. His reputation is impeccable.  He knows and is well respected by key national and state leaders.  He truly loves teaching an learning.  And to top it off, his personality... Read More →


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

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