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Join us for the next The Brain and Learning webinar!

Monday, Apr. 25 at 3 p.m. Eastern Time

Computational Thinking: Foundations of Coding

Presented by Kecia Ray, EdD, Executive Director, Center for Digital Education

Sponsored by Learning.com

In This Session

Coding classes are springing up across the nation’s schools. The challenge? There are very few foundational courses that teach students the skills they’ll need to succeed in coding. And many teachers believe they lack the training to teach computer science. 

Join us for this eye-opening webinar, led by Dr. Kecia Ray, Past Chair of the ISTE Board of Directors, a former district administrator for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, and a sought-after technology consultant and speaker in educational technology. Attendees will learn about the essential components of computational thinking, the critical foundation of coding. The live, interactive session will also introduce techniques and tactics for introducing these concepts and skills into core curriculum. Dr. Ray’s presentations at conferences are always standing-room-only. This is a unique opportunity to spend an hour with one of the profession’s brightest and most engaging experts. A Q&A segment will follow the presentation. 

This webinar will benefit Grades 3-12 math, science/STEM, computer science, and career-technology teachers as well as library/media specialists and building and district administrators. Join us to learn how to add computational thinking to your curriculum!


Global Leadership Week (GLW) is a week-long celebration of leadership through global action in K-20 education, taking place April 25 - 29, 2016, and organized by the Global Education Conference (GEC) Network. GLW is an opportunity for global education leaders (and those who want to be!) to learn from one another and share effective principles in leadership, particularly within the context of an interconnected, global age.
During Global Leadership Week, leaders in schools, universities, non-profit organizations, and corporations will be hosting over 25 virtual events event listings on the GLW calendarAll events are free of charge to attend.

Including;  two major events.
First is the Global Leadership Summit on Monday, April 25than invitational, face-to-face convening at Edmodo’s headquarters in San Mateo, California on Monday, April 25th, from 4 PM - 7 PM PDT (UTC-7). You can watch this event virtually - join the GEC Network to be sent the links to watch. 
Confirmed summit panelists include: Betsy Corcoran, Founder + CEO of EdSurge; Jaime Casap, Chief Education Evangelist at Google; Amy Lin, CEO and Co-Founder of Blendspace; Vibhu Mittal, CEO of Edmodo; Esther Wojcicki, Educator, journalist, IT + OER consultant; Jennifer Russell, Director of Education at iEARN; Tony Jackson, VP for Education at Asia Society; Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director at Global Oneness Project; Brandon Wiley, President of GlobalEdLeader; David Young, CEO of VIF International Education; Dana Mortenson, Co-Founder and Executive Director of World Savvy; Paul Johnson, Superindentent at Mill Valley Middle School; and Anna Lazzarini, Maggie Front, Rod Septka, and Nance Miller from Mill Valley Middle School.
Second is the Global Leadership Day virtual mini-conference on Tuesday, April 26th which will feature thought leaders at all levels. The conference is only online, and sessions will be streamed and recorded for the public; subsequent recordings will be used as living artifacts to continually inspire leaders. These series of presentations, interviews, and panels will highlight leadership practices from a range of experts, and will take place between 12:00 - 4:00 pm US-Pacific Daylight Time. Topics include: State/National/International Leadership, District Leadership, Teacher Leadership, Classroom Leadership, Teacher Education, Corporate and Nonprofit Leadership. Again, join the GEC Network to be sent the links to watch.


Free ebook explaining Google Certifications…



Robot teaching kids to code http://dailygenius.com/robot-called-robot-teach-kids-coding/


Destination Imagination Challenges Competition https://www.destinationimagination.org/blog/introducing-our-2016-17-challenges/


Get Coding in you Classroom http://blog.edtechteam.com/2016/04/get-coding-in-your-classroom-enter.html


To feed the MAKER in you-> Tuesdays at 9:30 on TBS   https://www.americasgreatestmakers.com/