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Saturday, March 16 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Rocket Ready Readers (Poster 5)

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The “Rocket Readers” Program adds a new twist to STEM — Elementary students are learning how to code, program robots, and make award winning films. Often these enthusiastic students do not connect their STEM efforts with literature that they love. Participats will be challenged to connect these two worlds with life changing results. Pairing reading for pleasure with STEM. Students use Swift Playgrounds and Lego Mindstorms to connect with their favorite books through the Destiny Discover application program.

Learning Outcome #1
Participants will learn how to connect computer programing with fiction and non-fiction texts.

Learning Outcome #2
Participants will learn how to use Swift Playgrounds and connect it to literature.

ISTE Student Standards: Empowered Learner, Digital Citzen, Knowledge Constructor, Global Collaboartor

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Jonathan Hunt

Coordinator, Library Media Services, San Diego County Office of Education
Jonathan Hunt reads, writes, speaks, and teaches about children's literature. He has served on numerous award committees, including several for picture books, including the Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards and the Caldecott Medal.


Saturday March 16, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm AKDT
Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance Hotel 888 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262