ISTE 2019

Philadelphia, PA
June 23-26, 2019
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ISTE 2019 is the place where educator-tested strategies come together with proven resources for transforming learning and teaching. It’s also the place to get connected to the brightest minds in edtech, then network with them all year long.

Monday, June 24

Integrating Computational Thinking Into the Middle School Science Classroom

Meridith Bruozas (Argonne National Labs), Nanette Dietrich (Millersville University of Pennsylvania), Carolyn Staudt

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM, 121AB

Funded by the National Science Foundation, this curriculum design project integrates computational thinking (CT) practices into an inquiry-driven middle school weather unit in order to better understand how the integration of CT impacts students’ understanding of weather concepts and influences students’ abilities to adopt a CT mindset.

Tuesday, June 25

Computational Thinking in STEM from Preschool to High School: Research and Practice

Chad Dorsey, Sarah Haavind, Nicole Hutchins (Vanderbilt University), Jillian Orr (WGBH)

4:45 PM – 5:45 PM, 126AB

Learn how to integrate computational thinking and modeling into math and science from three innovative NSF projects. See how students across the grades develop strategies for understanding and solving problems in a way that leverages the power of technological methods to experiment, make, develop, and test solutions.

Wednesday, June 26

Teaching Environmental Sustainability Using Model My Watershed

Ben Dietrich, Nanette Dietrich (Millersville University of Pennsylvania), Chad Dorsey, Carolyn Staudt

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 115B

Learn about Model My Watershed, a visually engaging, free, web-based application that invites students and teachers to explore, model, and evaluate the condition of their local watershed using real data and a scientifically valid watershed model.

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