21st century ADST curriculum: Coding Centers in the primary classroom

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  • My Class Needs "plugged" and "unplugged" items to actively and meaningfully engage students in coding activities to support the ADST curriculum

    21st century ADST curriculum: Coding Centers in the primary classroom Classroom Project at Eagle Ridge Elementary
    Launched October 31st, 2017 Project Deadline March 30th, 2018
    Classroom Size 20 Students School Size 345 Students

    My Students

    My class is a diverse, energetic, and curious group of grade 2 students. These students come from a wide range of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as English Language Learners, students with special needs, and students below and above grade level. Many students in my class struggle with weak reading skills which ultimately impacts a number of subject areas. However, regardless of ability, the one subject in our shape of the day that they truly find success is with the new ADST curriculum. My students are inquisitive and eager to understand more about the world around them. They are excited by tools which allow hands on minds on activities to solve real world problems. As the classroom teacher, this is where I see students soar.

    How will this project impact them?

    Last year in my classroom, I began developing STEM activities for the new ADST curriculum in BC and I was overwhelmed by how keen students were to dive in to this part of our day. This year, I am looking to continue adding to my exploration of the ADST curriculum and develop coding centers to use in our classroom. I would like to have options of both "plugged" and "unplugged" resources available for these centers including board games, robotics, lego, etc. These coding centers will allow students to develop the skills needed for the 21st century through innovative, inquiry based activities that encourage critical and creative thinking skills. In addition, my hope is to also show students and families that coding does not always require a device. Further, I believe, the Coding Center materials will bridge the gaps that my students may have when it comes to language and ability. They will communicate in the common language of exploration, and share in the excitement of creating, problem solving and collaboration. Once our coding centers are up and running effectively and students feel comfortable and confident using materials, I would like to invite parents into the classroom to explore these centers as well and expose them to the benefits of exploration with the ADST curriculum.

  • Where the $897.18 goes

    1

    K'NEX Starter Set

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $56.95 x 1 = $56.95
    2

    Sphero Jump Ramps - Orange

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $24.95 x 1 = $24.95
    3

    Sphero SPRK+

    Wintergreen Learning Materials Ltd

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    $149.95 x 1 = $149.95
    4

    Robot Turtles Game by Thinkfun

    Scholars Choice Canada

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    $39.99 x 2 = $79.98
    5

    Code Master Game by Thinkfun

    Scholars Choice Canada

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    $29.99 x 2 = $59.98
    6

    Roller Coaster Challenge Logic Game by Thinkfun

    Scholars Choice Canada

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    $44.99 x 1 = $44.99
    7

    Coding Buddies Activity Set by Thinkfun

    Scholars Choice Canada

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    $49.99 x 1 = $49.99
    8

    Rubix Cube 3 X 3

    Scholars Choice Canada

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    $16.99 x 2 = $33.98
    9

    Lego Creative Brick Set

    Scholars Choice Canada

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    $86.99 x 1 = $86.99
    Shipping & Handling $34.77
    Provincial and Federal Taxes $82.80
    Fulfillment Materials * $45.00
    3rd Party Payment Processing Fee ** $12.27
    Project cost excluding donation to support myclassneeds.ca $762.60
    Optional donation to support myclassneeds.ca *** $134.58
    Project cost including donation to support myclassneeds.ca $897.18
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    Still needed $897.18

    * Fulfillment Materials: This covers the physical costs of processing teacher and student thank-you letters and pictures, including printing, postage, labels, envelopes, cover sheets, etc.

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by Mrs. Peresin

My name is Tanya Peresin and I have been teaching in the Coquitlam School District since 2001. I have been at multiple schools over the years teaching everything from computers, to learning assistance, skill development, from grade 4 to Kindergarten. For the past 11 years, I have foun...

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