As Barack Obama states, "Computers are going to be a big part of our future ... and that future is yours to shape." As educators, it is our responsibility to prepare our students to be productive members of the twenty-first century in the field of computer science.
I teach a dynamic bunch of enthusiastic and creative fourth-grade students who will prepare for a bright future.
My biggest challenge is having technology resources for all children to prepare them for jobs in computer science. My goal is to provide enrichment in STEM activities with coding blocks. My project proposal is requesting an E-Blox interactive STEM coding building blocks. The purpose of having this kit is to stimulate a child's mind and imagination as they investigate the world of computer science and computer coding. The students can build objects with creative reasoning as they build, tinker, and explore in the field of STEM.
I teach a multicultural fourth-grade class in a Title I school with limited resources. By the end of the year, I expect to see my students' reading, math, science, and social studies levels rise.
Michael Jordan states, "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." As teachers who teach computer science, we are teaching children life lessons and how to get back in the game even after missing on multiple attempts. Lots of times in the classroom students will say, " I cannot do it” or “It does not work." My classroom is in need of an E-Blox circuit board building blocks coding kit to provide enrichment in STEM. Using coding building blocks can teach children about innovation and about computer coding. Students can build, explore, experiment, and tinker with coding objects as they solve real-world problems in STEM. This fascinating kit will allow children to use their inner imagination and creativity to use coding blocks to invent "STEMTASTIC" creations as they light up our world. This is a creative coding tool to prepare our children for the next generation in STEM.
This school year, the NYC Public Schools believes, "Every child has one shot at an excellent education.
It's up to us to make sure they get it. Let's shape the next generation of New York's voices and minds. Let's transform dreamers into doers. Let's empower students in every neighborhood on their path to success as we pave the way for our Equity and Excellence for All initiative in computer science." Let's provide my students with these resources so that they can become little engineers of tomorrow. I am going to end my project proposal with this last quote by Helen Keller. Helen Keller states, "Alone we can do little; together we can do so much."
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