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Teen Science Cafe: Blocks and Codes

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Teen Science Cafe: Blocks and Codes

June 4, 2020 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Jessica Amsbary, who will talk about STEM learning opportunity gaps and why starting STEM learning early is important. She will explain how STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education Center (STEMIE) are planning to teach foundational computational thinking concepts to very young children with differing abilities by sharing a working draft they are developing focused on a series of activities for young children with “blocks and codes.”

About Jessica: Jessica Amsbary is a postdoctoral research scholar at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She is currently working on a project focused on engaging all young children, early childhood professionals, and families in STEM learning experiences. She specifically is working with some of her team members on adapting simple coding and computational thinking activities for young children with differing abilities. She received her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Sciences and Special Education from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

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