june, 2014

wed18jun11:30 am1:00 pmTalking Tech: What's Right in Our Schools?11:30 am - 1:00 pm Business Development Center, 100 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37405

Event Details

Education can no longer ignore or omit technology from the students curriculum.  For Chattanooga to provide a qualified workforce, technology must be part of the education process.  We will share recent additions of technology education in our local schools.

The presenters are:

Bricks in Black – Robotics Team – A local robotics team comprised of 6 homeschooled boys (age 9-14) and a robot named EdbotII.  Bricks in Black is a FIRST LEGO League Team.  FIRST LEGO League’s mission is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders.
One-to-One – A pilot program in Hamilton County Schools that is piloting the use of iPads or other Tablets as the district inches forward on its One-to-One technology initiative.  This program, implemented at 6 schools,  is funded by the Benwood Foundation and the Public Education Foundation. The schools are:  Red Bank Middle, Red Bank High School, Calvin Donaldson Elementary, East Lake Academy and the Howard School.  Principals, teachers and students will share their experience regarding this program.
ChattanoogaCODE.org – Founded by James Candan, is an advocacy effort to show non-technical educators that resources exist that can radically change education in Chattanooga.  This program is an effort to encourage schools to adopt CS curriculum as early as 1st grade.  James has a passion for helping children learn and understand Computer Science and Math.  James will be here to review, discuss and show how his program works.

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Time

(Wednesday) 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location

Business Development Center

100 Cherokee Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN 37405

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