TN Valley N Georgia CSTA and Georgia CSTA are teaming up to bring you a fun filled day of learning and coding with CodeBotTM.   
Event sponsors, Infosys Foundation and CSTA National, are providing lunch, snacks, prizes, curriculum, AND one of the CodeBots for you to keep. You don't want to miss out on this opportunity. This event is also in conjunction with Remake Learning Days / Chattanooga. Join us on May 21, 2022 at Lakeview Middle School for this fun day of learning. 
Using physical CodeBots and a virtual robotics platform, Firia Labs will provide training with hands-on project-based learning in Computer Science. Attendees with no prior background in coding will experience a gentle and rewarding introduction to the powerful Python language, while those who already have some exposure will find ample opportunities to grow their knowledge and discover new ways to get students excited about coding. This will be a full day packed with instruction - attendees will leave enlightened, exhausted, and enthused!
You can read more about the event here.
Agenda (note: will flex based on attendee interests) 
  • 9-10 Introductions, survey of attendees, where are we in the CS journey? 

  • 10-11 Why Python? Physical computing and IoT, relevance of “making” to authenticity. 11-12 Hands-on with CodeBot, writing Python “from scratch” on robotics hardware. 

  • 12-1 Lunch break 

  • 1-2 Autonomous code – reading sensorsin Python, loops, conditional statements. 

  • 2-3 Remix time: small group projects, showcasing your coding skills and creativity.

  • 3-4 Virtual Robotics: coding, debugging, and building projects in simulation. 

  • 4-5 Wrap-up Q&A, teaching strategies, classroom management.


David Ewing, President Firia Labs

David thrives at the intersection of Software, Hardware, and Education. An Electrical Engineer by  schooling and a lifelong student of Computer Science, he’s held Chief Software Architect positions  at Nokia and ADTRAN, and helped start Internet of Things company Synapse Wireless where he was CTO and inventor of the SNAP mesh network platform. From circuit design to embedded coding on tiny microcontrollers to cloud computing, David’s breadth of practical experience yields unique insights and innovative approaches to product development. As the president of edtech startup Firia Labs, David and his team’s current focus is on providing educators with the tools and curriculum they  need to overcome the obstacles to teaching CS in a way that inspires in students a “passion for creating”.

Register to hold your spot.