Calling all K-12 teachers! For $30, enjoy a day of STEM professional development and a tour of UNH's new Olson Manufacturing Center. Your registration fee includes workshops, lunch, and parking.
Consider giving a lightning talk - let other attendees know about the cool things you're doing in your classroom in 5 minutes or less.
Marina Umaschi Bers is a professor and chair at the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development and an adjunct professor in the Computer Science Department at Tufts University, where she heads the interdisciplinary Developmental Technologies (DevTech) research group. She also developed and serves as director of the graduate certificate program on Early Childhood Technology at Tufts University. Her research involves the design and study of innovative learning technologies to promote children’s positive development, most specifically in early childhood. She co-designed the ScratchJr programming language and she developed the KIBO robot kit for children 4 to 7 year old, that can be programmed with wooden blocks without using keyboards or screens old. Marina received a MEd from Boston University and an MS and PhD from the MIT Media Laboratory working with Seymour Papert. Marina’s philosophy, pedagogical and theoretical approach can be found in her latest book “Coding as Playground: Programming and Computational Thinking in the Early Childhood Classroom” (Routledge, 2018).