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Thank to EN Computers for their support of this event.  

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Friday, April 7 • 1:10pm - 2:00pm
Rockin’ it Beyond the Hour of Code

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Computational thinking is becoming more and more prominent and is on it’s way to being mandated by the state. But there is no need for concern! This session will offer a way to expand the Hour of Code into a school-wide program outside of the computer lab, library, or classroom. Finding ways to integrate computational thinking into the everyday curriculum can seem like an overwhelming task, but it isn’t! Come check out just how seamless it can be! Participants will see a variety of technology-integrated projects that teachers used to combine curriculum and computational thinking. Each project can stretch across the curriculum and grade levels. During the session there will be time to explore the technologies used in each project.


Friday April 7, 2017 1:10pm - 2:00pm PDT