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Tuesday, July 9 • 3:45pm - 4:55pm
Playful Circuits and Algorithms: Cheap and Easy Activities for Hard to Learn Topics

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Engaging our hands can help engage our minds. The most engaging tools are not always the most advanced or expensive. In this session, participants will engage in hands-on activities using inexpensive and low-tech materials to explore hard to learn and high-tech topics like circuitry and algorithms. Join us and find out how more doesn't always equal better.

Related Micro-credentials:
Choosing materials that matter
Creating Algorithms 

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Did you have trouble deciding on a session today? Was there something you wanted to explore but ran out of time? This is an opportunity to let us know what you want to see tomorrow!

Tomorrow's sessions will be a mix of topics selected from the topic picker on the party deck and the results of this survey. So let us know what session you would like to see repeated tomorrow and visit the party deck to participate in the topic picker!

Moderators
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Maria Romero

Maker Learning Associate, Digital Promise
Before joining Digital Promise, Maria was the Climate Fellow at the Institute at the Golden Gate, where she supported a group of informal educators dedicated to increasing climate literacy and action in the Bay Area. Her fellowship projects included designing a survey to assess environmental... Read More →

Speakers
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Kristal Brister

Program Manager, Learning Experience Design, Digital Promise
Kristal grew a passion for education while serving as an AmeriCorps member with an early literacy nonprofit. The impact she was able to make in children’s lives motivated her to pursue a career in youth development and education. Kristal obtained both her undergraduate degree in... Read More →


Tuesday July 9, 2019 3:45pm - 4:55pm PDT
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