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Recent Blog Posts

Online Workshops for Teachers

Online Workshops for Teachers

This fall I will be leading two online workshops for educators who are interested in teaching coding and robotics to young students. Workshops & Dates: Introducing Coding to Young Students October 9-22, 2017 Introducing Robotics to Young Students October...

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The Joy and Intrigue of Broken Toys

The Joy and Intrigue of Broken Toys

  Toys break. Wheels pop off axles, dolls lose their hair or even their heads, and the batteries inside mechanical pets weaken and die. As parents and teachers, we often try to protect young children from these events, repairing and replacing toys while they’re...

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My New Book for Prufrock Press

My New Book for Prufrock Press

For the past three years, in my role as Early Childhood Coordinator at Northwestern University's Center for Talent Development, I have been writing, piloting, and revising a coding and robotics curriculum for PreK to Grade 3 called "Tech Beginnings." I'm pleased to...

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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, July 29,   10:30 a.m.

Book Launch Party!

Celebrating the release of Robotics for Young Children

Location: Bookends & Beginnings, Evanston
Date: Saturday October 28, 2017 at 3:00 pm

NAEYC Annual Conference

Coding Constructions: Hands-On Activities that Teach Computer Science Concepts

Location: Atlanta, GA
Date: November 15-18, 2017

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