Well, in less than four weeks time, I’ll be traveling via Auckland on a 16 700 km journey to San Antonio, Texas. I will be presenting on my students’ learning adventures with Scratch game design and FIRST LEGO League robotics at the International Society for Technology Education Conference. Following ISTE, I’ll be embarking on my most ambitious journey to date, visiting Dallas / Fort Worth, Chicago, Denver, Glenwood Springs, Sacramento, and San Francisco over the course of four weeks.
ISTE15 in Philadelphia, where I took home an ISTE Emerging Leader Award, feels like yesterday. The memories of the people I met, the places I went, and the meetups with locals in Philadelphia, Virginia and NYC are very dear to me. If you plan to be at the conference. or live in/near the cities I’ll be exploring, please let me know. I’m always happy to catch up with Twitter folk, especially if you share my love of coffee, conversation, and/or photography. Especially coffee 🙂
My ISTE Presentations
FIRST LEGO League Robotics – Coaches’ Corner
Poster session with Aaron Maurer and Louise Morgan
Tuesday, June 27, 1:15–3:15 pm
HBGCC Tower View Lobby, Table 34
Are you interested in LEGO Mindstorms robotics, engineering, and computational thinking? Come along and meet three robotics coaches from Australia and the United States, and learn how you could empower your students’ STEM learning through the international FIRST LEGO League robotics competition (http://www.firstinspires.org/robotics/fll)
The Scratch Game Design Challenge (BYOD)
Wednesday, June 28, 1:00–2:00 pm
Find out how to extend coding and computer science lessons beyond code.org by using Scratch to empower students to collaborate, problem solve, and share their learning through the creation of animated stories and computer games.
Scratch Game Design in Chicago, IL
I will be repeating my ISTE Scratch Game Design workshop in Chicago. If you live in the area, please come along to say hello! All welcome 🙂
Thursday, July 6, 10am – 12pm
Archdiocese of Chicago
Quigley Center, 835 N Rush St.
Massive congrats on your presentations being accepted Michael I’m sure you’ll have a blast and don’t forget to tweet up a storm!
Thanks Stephanie! I’m looking forward to an amazing trip. I think this will be my last ISTE for a while, as other destinations beckon. Who knows, I might turn up in your neck of the woods 🙂
What a great trip! Looking forward to having you here in Texas, and I’m bummed that Sue isn’t going to make it!