Engaging SPED Learners through Coding & Robotics

Tuesday, September 13 @ 3:00pm EST

Presented by: Erin Sailor, Director of Professional Development, Eduscape

Some students can experience difficulties in traditional school settings. In school, children learn how to interact with their peers, make friends, collaborate with others, and solve problems. These are vital components of living a meaningful life. Today’s technology, particularly robot-assisted instruction, can set a new educational standard. One that is more inclusive, and can help students wherever they are in their learning journey. Using robotic technology, children can learn life skills and apply them to more natural, organic situations. Students can learn while also being engaged in exciting activities and social experiences that enrich their minds. Practitioners can personalize each individual student's needs with an affordable and flexible robotics solution for students with special needs of any age.

  • Explore the benefits of coding with the Photon robot with students that have special needs
  • Discover how to engage students in hands-on activities that allow them to express themselves through coding in ways that could not have been previously imagined. 
  • Learn how Photon can support joint attention, fine motor control, visual and ocular motor skills. 
  • Identify the ways in which Photon can support social emotional skills through co-regulation and identification of sounds and picture icons to assist with zones of regulation.

Coding with Purpose: A Computational Thinking Approach

Thursday, September 22 @ 12:00pm EST

Presented by: Jason Caputo, Senior Learning LeaderEduscape

In this webinar, we will unpack what skills are developed by students learning to code as well as how any teacher can integrate coding into their curriculum. Through an analysis of computational thinking and coding, we will discuss how to support student social-emotional wellbeing, resiliency, and problem-solving skills. Join us to learn more about coding and how it is relevant to your students’ learning, as well as walk away with some examples to adapt to your classroom.

  • Identify how coding and computational thinking skills are essential to critical thinking and problem-based learning.
  • Explore how coding can be used to teach students across early education, science, language arts and even introduce artificial intelligence and sustainable energy principles.
  • Discuss how coding can be integrated into any classroom and core content area.

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