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Tech Teacher Workshops

Tech Teacher Workshops

Spread the word! In January I’ll be leading a series of teacher workshops for early childhood and primary grade teachers and administrators. The workshops will take place at Northwestern University in Evanston. We’ll discuss how to introduce coding and robotics...

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Build that Code!

Build that Code!

Here is an excerpt from my new blog post for the Center for Talent Development: Two young children play with wooden blocks and plastic dinosaur toys. They create a zig zag path of blocks and move the dinosaurs down the path one by one, all in a row. As they play, the...

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Hack Your  Code-A-Pillar!

Hack Your Code-A-Pillar!

Like many other tangible tech enthusiasts, I was excited to hear about the new Fisher-Price Code-a-Pillar toy when it made its debut at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show. Over the summer the Code-a-Pillar became widely available to consumers and I was...

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Upcoming Events

Story Time

Ann frequently leads Saturday morning story time sessions at Evanston’s favorite independent bookstore.

Location:  Bookends & Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, Illinois

Next session: Saturday, January 14,   10:30 a.m.

The Essentials of Learning through Play

Bright Horizons Webinar

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Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2:00 pm Eastern Standard Time

SXSWedu Annual Conference

How 3D Construction Projects Teach Coding

Location: Austin, Texas
Date: March 6-9 2017

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