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Friday, February 22 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Bring Mentor Texts to Life with micro:bits

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In our district, we empower all students to be both users and creators of technology. Since all 4th and 7th grade teachers and students have been given the opportunity to use micro:bits and they work so well with the mentor texts, students are bringing literary concepts to life.

Mentor texts are in your classroom and as you know, they are an essential component to literacy acquisition. Micro:bits are an easy addition to the reading, listening, and writing units of study, and in this session we’ll show you how you can use these little yet powerful devices to enhance your mentor texts.

Micro:bits not only allow us to further engage students with reading for detail and thinking about how the story translates into the physical world, they also allow learners to take the setting, characters, themes, words, and illustrations and make them more concrete. Students have been using the micro:bit and it’s additional components within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions to represent literacy concepts such as character traits, story plot, story details, and close reading.

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Dawn Guildner

Science TOSA, Beaverton School District
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Katie White

Innovation Strategist (TOSA), Beaverton School District
Katie is a teacher turned tech integration specialist. A seasoned international teacher, Katie and her family currently live in Beaverton, Oregon. Katie has supported teachers and facilitated professional development in the Beaverton School District for the past five years. A graduate... Read More →

Friday February 22, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PST
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