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Coding Virtual Valentines: A Fun Way for Students to Celebrate Valentine's Day from a Distance
Date
: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 | Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm (Pacific)
Presenters:
Kristin Majda and Brooks Dougherty, STEMscopes
Fee (Non-Refundable)
: FREE for members and nonmembers

Keep the holiday spirit alive during distance learning by hosting a virtual Valentine's Day event. Participants in this workshop will create their own creative card and see how they can use STEMscopes Coding in order to host a virtual Valentine's Day event (free access provided to attendees and students). Students will love creating their own virtual Valentines to distribute to their classmates and family members. It's fun, easy, and aligned to the NGSS engineering standards!

Don't miss out on this fun holiday workshop!


Kristin Majda is a former high school science teacher and NGSS instructional coach, and current academic specialist for STEMscopes California. In this role, she assists districts in NGSS implementation using the award winning STEMscopes TK-12 curriculum. Kristin also serves on the board of Gold Coast Science Network, a region 3 affiliate of CASE, and is a member of the Ventura County NGSS Leadership Network. She is passionate about providing youth with opportunities to engage in hands-on STEM, particularly those from underserved communities. As such, Kristin is an avid STEM advocate and volunteer, overseeing multiple STEM events each year, like family science nights and coding hackathons.

Brooks Dougherty is a former high school biology teacher and current regional director for CA at STEMscopes. Since leaving the classroom he has worked in ed-tech to support teachers in implementing technology and blended-learning resources in their classrooms. Having worked with many software engineers, he's always been interested in coding, and has enjoyed creating a few javascript apps using the STEMscopes Coding platform. Brooks does not like sit-and-get workshops and promises this will be interactive and fun.