June 23, 2021 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Presented by Lesley Pike & Melissa Seco
* This is a “pathways” career program used K-12.
What is Unplugged Coding?
In this session, Lesley and Melissa will introduce you to the wonderful world of unplugged coding. They will help you gain a better understanding of the tools that you need to help get a coding kit started. They will share books and lesson ideas with you to help you get more comfortable in creating lessons for students to use in your classroom. They will also talk about how the different types of coding events meet different Ontario curriculum expectations and how to assess those expectations.
About the Presenters
Lesley is a Toronto based educator with more than 19 years of classroom experience. She has taught all grades from Kindergarten to Grade 6, Special Education and worked centrally as a Math Coach for 5 years. Lesley enjoys mentoring in-service and beginning teachers and helping them grow into wonderful educators. Lesley has presented several times at provincial conferences such as OAME and also presents frequently for Louise Kool and Galt. Lesley is scheduled to be a Teacher – Librarian for next year and is looking forward to that new adventure. Lesley is one-half of the duo who make up LMNOP Resources, who create lessons for teachers to use in their classroom involving unplugged coding. In her free time Lesley enjoys travelling and eating at fun places. You can follow Lesley on Twitter @TeachMsPike or on Instagram: @lmnop_resources
Melissa Seco (BA, BEd, Math Diploma, ECE Diploma, Math and Reading Specialists, MEd), is a Toronto based educator for 15 years. She has been both a primary and junior teacher and an Instructional Leader in Mathematics/Numeracy (K-8) and Early Years (K-2). Her graduate research focused on gender equity in mathematics for young children. In addition, Melissa’s main areas of interest include: early years, visual arts, mathematics, loose parts, STEAM, coding, and inquiry-based learning. Melissa has presented at various conferences throughout Ontario, both locally and province wide. Currently she is a teacher and POR (Person Of Responsibility) at her school and an AQ instructor at OISE for the Kindergarten additional qualifications. To connect with Melissa – Twitter: @MelissaSeco, Instagram: @melissamseco @lmnop_resources
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