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Sunday, December 13 • 11:15am - 11:45am
Maximizing Engagement Through Regular Immersion in Computer Science-METRICS

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In order to Focus on the Future, we will share how we developed our Education Innovation
Research early-phase grant project through our first year of implementation of METRICS. Through a whole-school immersion approach, our model will focus on three integrated field-initiated innovations at the elementary level: curriculum, professional development, and linking minority students beyond the classroom.
Three Take A ways we hope our "Focus on the Future" brings are:
Goal #1 How to create rigorous Computer Science curriculum units and assessments to support STE(A)M coursework connected across all subjects through problem-based learning.
Goal #2 How to provide high-quality teacher development and support process to sustain innovative CS instructional practices.
Goal #3 Strengthen students' tethers to CS and STE(A)M coursework by engaging students with a focus on traditionally underrepresented minority and female students, in real-world linkages beyond the classroom.

Link to Presentation pre-recorded video

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Jen LaBombard-Daniels

METRICS (CS) Project Specialist, Winchester Public Schools
Jennifer LaBombard-Daniels directs the METRICS Grant for Winchester Public Schools and is an adjunct professor in the School of Education and Leadership at Shenandoah University. In her 21 years of education, Dr. LaBombard-Daniels has served as a STEAM Teacher, elementary teachers... Read More →

Sunday December 13, 2020 11:15am - 11:45am EST