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The Best Monday Mornings…Are With Breakfast Bots!

I love my Monday mornings in the winter… because I get to spend time with kids and robots!  Here’s some of the Monday morning joys we had last week…

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Teaching Coding to an SFU Cohort

I love inspiring teachers and being inspired by them!  I was given the privilege to teach an SFU Cohort by Kat Mulski, my school’s district Math and Literacy teacher.  It was such an honour.  It was so much fun to share our Inspire robots and Computational Thinking resources.  As well as, it was great to hear about the exciting things happening with coding in other schools in the Fraser Valley. Let the inspiration continue…

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The Inspire Project Walnut Coding at Gordon Greenwood

Wow!  Gordon Greenwood was coding up a storm of excitement yesterday with the Inspire Project.  We had Saju Abraham from Left of the Dot to share his love of coding and we had two wonderful Grade 7 Walnut Coders diving in to lead our showcase of robots.  Lots of laughs and excitement were filling these coding classrooms!

 

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1 Inspirational Pro-D, 2 Teachers Speaking on Coding and 3 Workshops!

What a fanastic day!  Annie Charron (aka BeeBot Queen) and I taught 3 workshops today on coding and codeable robots at Langley’s Odyssey Pro-D Day.  I was inspired by all the new coders today and some admitting they don’t even know what the word ‘coding’ means… I love honesty!  We brought so many robots and resources, it looked like we were going on vacation.  Here are some photos of the day:

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Our Walnut Code Continues…

We had a fantastic day coding our little Bots at West Langley!  Walnut Code is inspiring… I believe today West Langley Elementary School is Home of the Bots!

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Our Adventures Continue…

 

Wow, 2017 has started out with great inspiration! Here’s some inspiring snapshots from our new Osmo Pizza kit being discovered by our Gifted Inspire group and lots of Challenge Robot Tasks. Then a Ignite Delta collage by Andrea Liske (our Inspire photographer) which was so much fun! Our last photo is the first ‘Robot Classroom Case’ that our Music Teacher, Carolyn Roberts is trialing for the first time.  She and her primary classes are diving into music tapping and dancing robots!

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Code BC’s Wonderful Resources

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Important information for all you BC Coders or future BC Coders out there…

The Code BC resources are now available online on CODEBC.ca:

https://t.co/ULpl1AOZqd

If you are interested in knowing what was presented during the Train-the-Trainer workshops I went to in Chilliwack, here are the PowerPoints:

Chilliwack Day 1
Chilliwack Day 2

Here are links to videos of the Train-the-Trainer workshop sessions:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8f-VEZU0UbBKBMAxVz-PNq5OQ5YJ_dTM.

As well, if you are an educator in the Trail area and might be interested in the Train-the-Trainer workshops at the end of February please email me at apimentel@sd35.bc.ca and I can get you in touch with one of the facilitators.

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Breakfast Bots Are Bopping!

We’ve started a Breakfast Program with Robots… and kids of course!  It’s our Breakfast Bots!

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Walnut Coding at Alex Hope

Well, what a fantastic day we had at Alex Hope yesterday!  What a great Inspire Team from professional coder, Saju Abraham from Left of the Dot to  Jay Kim from Trinity Western University to our four Alex Hope students helping demonstrate the robots!  We definitely brought inspiration to many young walnut coders.  We had robots to a Raspberry Pi to coding filling our 7 workshops yesterday!  So inspiring!

 

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Curriculum and Resources

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I have just added a new page to my blog called ‘Curriculum and Resources’ to share some of my free robot resources that I’ve created over the last four years.   I will progressively be posting material from lesson plans to worksheets.  Inspiring Times Ahead!

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