MNCodes Virtual Summit Poster Sessions
Poster Session Description:
A poster session is a session that was recorded prior to the Summit. These sessions are meant to give attendees more flexibility to watch during and/or after the event. These are a culmination of poster sessions from this year and past MNCodes Summits.
Engage with SDGs and the micro:bit
This session will give an introduction to the do your :bit challenge. This challenge dives into exploring the United Nations Global Sustainable Development Goals and then solving one (or more) of those goals using the micro:bit as a platform.
Intro to HTML
Learn the basics of HTML while gaining free access to the Skill Struck platform! Walk away with access for students, resources for teaching, and tips for engaging students in computer science experiences!
Identity in Grades 3-5 Computer Science
What does it mean for all students to see themselves belonging in computer science? In this video, we’ll cover the approach that Code Savvy took in developing lessons for Bloomington Public School's Grade 3-5 afterschool program using Scratch. We’ll learn how students can express their identity through customizing sprites and sharing what is important to them.
The ABCs Of A PLC Book Study To Align And Deepen Computer Science Instruction
How do you build teacher knowledge about computer science concepts and align instruction across multiple elementary schools with varying specialist rotation configurations? Saint Paul Schools elementary technology teachers have been deepening their own computer science knowledge and sharing concrete unplugged lessons and activities to take back to their classes through a monthly virtual PLC book study this school year. Find out what book they are reading together, which topics they prioritized to read about first, and top unplugged activities that they are using with their students to build computer science and computational thinking skills.
Bytes of Inspiration with Code Savvy
Bytes of Inspiration with Code Savvy is a video series for CS educators! Each week, we’ll share short videos created by CS educators, researchers and supporters that contain tips, resources and ideas that you can use with students right away!
Coaching for Equity in Computer Science
Access to computer science in K12 education is critical for our society, where we rely on computing in our day-to-day lives. It is detrimental to have only 51% of all high schools in the United States offering computer science courses on a regular basis and less than 5% of all students learning CS.
Rural schools, urban schools, and schools with high percentages of economically disadvantaged students have a much harder time working CS into their offerings due to a lack of resources, including teachers who are comfortable teaching it. This program will work to coach high school teachers to support them in increasing the access and success of students in CS learning.
Andrea Wilson Vazquez, Ariel Kitch, and Valerie Lockhart
Code Savvy and Technovation[MN] are excited to host Appapalooza 2022, an in-person celebration and LIVE virtual pitch event for girls ages 8-18 who have worked hard to build technology to make an impact on their communities. Appapalooza is Technovation[MN]’s largest event, bringing teams of girls, their mentors, judges, the Minnesota tech community, volunteers, friends, and family together to celebrate, support, and nurture a future diverse technology workforce pipeline.
Code Savvy + Technovation[MN]
Inquiry Based Research in a Hybrid Computer Science Classroom
Explore how inquiry based research is being conducted in an elementary hybrid setting through the support of EdTech tools.
Get Started With Code Wherever You Are
Learn 10 steps to guide you in organizing a virtual summer/after school coding camp on app design, prototyping, and developing apps.
Visual Coding in the Real World
Learn how you can start your own story-codig club to engage your students to write and code their own interactive stories.
Getting Started with Micro:bit Classroom
Introduction is an easy way to support your learners in using micro:bit classroom.
Open World Learning Community
Learn the importance of role-models and how to bring them to your class.
Making the Connection: Computational Thinking and Early Learning in Libraries
An introduction to Computational Thinking in public libraries; introducing ideas on how to incorporate CT strategies for young children in these spaces.
CS for Elementary Students during Distance Learning
Learn tips for engaging primary students in CS during distance learning.
Purposeful Python Coding in Core Math Classrooms
Come learn how we have created lessons that explicitly hit math standards, are artistic and visual and are cloud-based.
Ashley Goetz and Mike Larson
Counselors for Computing: School Counselors are Key Advocates for Access and Equity in Computing
Identify emerging careers trends, requisite skills to empower students, and tips for talking about CS with key stakeholders.
What does CS in High School Look Like? Preparing Students for High School Level CS in the Intermediate Grades
This session is intended to help elementary and middle school teachers understand what content awaits students at high school CS.
Easily Create Your First “App” with Google Slides (or Powerpoint)
Come learn how easy it is to teach the basics of CT all in the process of making your own “app” for a need you have.
Virtual Escape Room
Explore escape rooms as a median to demonstrate student understanding about a subject or topic.