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EIU Rural School Initiative

Mini-Conference on Technology
in Education

Integrating Computational Thinking & Problem Solving in the Curriculum

Saturday, April 2, 2022 (8:00 am – 12:30 pm) - postponed
September 24, 2022 - tentative reschedule
Buzzard Hall @ Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois

The aim is to bring together educators to share ideas and experiences
with curriculum, pedagogy, and implementation, related to bringing computational thinking to schools.


Conference Registration
(click here)

Conference Proposals
(click here)

Cost: FREE with advanced registration

Professional Development: anticipate 3.5 CPDHs

Doors Open & Registration/Breakfast Begins at 7:45am
Campus map
(parking is permitted in any faculty or student lot)

The focus is on leveraging coding and logic activities to develop problem solving strategies. Also, topics interested in career pathways and opportunities related to the C.T. Presenters which may be the classroom teacher successfully using C.T. in the classroom, or even college professors that are involved with the training of pre-service educators.


Tentative Topics for the Sessions
Bring Computer Science to Your Students with (Brian Bates)
Digital Text: How Should it be utilized in an Elementary Classroom? (Amy Davis)
Computer Science and Computer Literacy Update (Jessie Ervin)
Introduction to Classroom Technology (Melba M Goliday)
Mapping in the Classroom (Barry Kronenfeld)
Coding with Scratch (George Reese)
Grant Writing (Brian Reid)
Assistive Technology Selection and Use (Lynette Strode & Amy Rosenstein)
Where Instructional Technology Ends and Assistive Technology Begins (Alexis Jones & Amy Rosenstein)
YouTube as a teaching tool - Stephanie Michelle Galvan Russell
Mattoon STEAM & Regional Inovation-Tech-Career Center (McLain Schaefer)
Robotics & Coding Tech at Paris Crestwood (Maria and Mary St.Clair)
Digital Citizenship in an educational setting (Stephanie VanDeventer)
Lego Robotics, Engineers in the Making (Susan Young)

Sponsored by:
EIU Rural School Initiative
EIU Grow Your Own

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