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Robots+

Date/Time
November 3
11:30 AM - 12:20 PM
Strand
Digital Learning and Innovative Practices
Audience
Instructional Coaches, Library and Media Specialists, Teachers

Use Robots to increase student engagement and understanding. Learn about robots and coding activities to reinforce and apply learning standards. All activities in the presentation have been used in the classroom and tied to the state standards. The range of projects is from high school physics and algebra to 1st grade STEM. If you teach rate time and distance problems, angle measurement, shape identification, geography, or Literature, you will leave with an activity you can’t wait to share with your students. Why should you use robots in your classroom? This quote from a 1st-grade student says it all “ When are you bringing these robots back? Today has been the best day of my life!” This presentation is interactive. Participants will be activity involved in each activity. This is a hands on learning experience.

Presenter
Melanie Fessler
Melanie Fessler
Digital Coach, Jersey 100

Melanie Fessler is a digital coach in the Jersey 100 school District. In her role as a digital coach Melanie has helped teachers K-12 implement technology to increase student learning. Melanie ́s focus is to use technology so that students are more involved in their learning. The Jersey 100 district implement Chromebooks 1:1 in grades K-12. Melanie has her level 1 and level 2 Google Certification and is a Seesaw Ambassador. Before becoming a digital coach in 2012 Melanie taught both high school and middle school mathematics.

Jill Lamer
Jill Lamer
Digital Coach, Jersey 100

Jill Lamer is a new digital coach in the Jersey 100 school district. She is excited to start connecting teachers, students, and curriculum using best practices and cutting-edge technology. Jill started her career as a middle school math teacher before making a home in fourth grade for the last 18 years. As a teacher, she implemented technology to make teaching strategies more effective and efficient, empower students with choice, and provide a creative outlet to demonstrate learning.