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Wednesday, November 29 • 10:30am - 11:30am
21st Century Course Design & STEM Pathway Innovation

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Are you working to develop a digital learning course or pathway of STEAM courses in your district? In this session, review multiple instructional design approaches for selecting courses, content and outcomes which will move your programs forward to meet students college and career readiness needs. Learn a process to review your existing computer science and digital learning courses to meet the needs of the Massachusetts Digital Learning & Computer Science Standards and your students 21st century competencies. This session will provide guidance and a matrix of skills to create a seamless pathway for students in your school or district to embrace design thinking, innovation and technology skills. Identify critical components in Instructional Design process with Computer Science and Digital Learning courses to tap into a wider range of student skills and outcomes. Learn strategies to assist in preparing more learning resources for integration into online portals and embedded digital instruction (Open Source Resources & Streamlined Digital Curriculum Resources) Support a culture of innovation and change with technology embedded course design and Project Based Instruction and Assessment(Sample Projects and Formative Assessments For PBL with CS/Tech Projects) Identify critical sequences in computer science and digital skills for course development and expand new student learning outcomes(CS/Digital Learning Skills Matrix For Course Review) Explore examples of Capstone Projects (Presenter(s): Daniel Downs, Coordinator Of Digital Learning, North Reading Public Schools, and Daniel Downs, North Reading Public Schools)

Wednesday November 29, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am