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The Critical Thinking Through Coding Experience
Jason Clark and Nick Lefort
Instructional Technology Integration Specialists, CNYRIC
April 27, 2017
 
With the recent popularity and success of the "Hour of Code", there is a need to provide students with enhanced, hands-on critical thinking opportunities focused on computer programming skills. Our students are growing up in a world in which they are immersed in digital tools. While it is important to know how to use these technologies, it is equally important to understand their underlying logic as programming is quickly becoming a basic literacy in the digital age. Learning how to code with robotics is a great way to introduce students to a new way of thinking as it gives students real-world challenges they won't get from a computer program. Participants will work hands-on with Sphero, Dash and Dot, Cubelets, and Kibo to attain a better understanding of basic computer programming. Using the CNYRIC's Critical Thinking Through Coding curriculum, attendees will explore STEM activities centered around problem-solving. By the end of this event, you will have a better understanding of coding and will have the confidence to facilitate coding and robotics initiatives in your own classrooms. No experience necessary! 

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