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Get Rolling WIth Sphero: Code and Create

Category: Makerspace

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Get moving and coding in a hands-on workshop with Sphero, an app-enabled and programmable robotic ball! Sphero can be programmed from your smartphone and can complete a variety of games and challenges. Lead by Greg Garner and Mark Samberg of NCSU's Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, this session will feature obstacle courses, relay races, and even a robot art competition! Challenges presented will be the same challenges used with makers, students, and in classrooms all over the world! No prior programming experience is required to participate.

Workshop Leads
Greg Garner, M.Ed.
Greg is the Design & Computational Thinking Lead at the Friday Institute, joining the team after seven years of classroom teaching and instructional coaching in both Texas and North Carolina. He serves as project lead for the Reedy Creek Magnet Middle School infusion of computational thinking across all subject areas as well as leading the Friday Institute’s work as’s official North Carolina Professional Learning Partner. Additionally, he serves as co-facilitator for the North Carolina Digital Leaders Coaching Network as well as many in-district teacher trainings around North Carolina. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from LeTourneau University and an M.Ed. in Educational Technology Leadership from Lamar University.

Mark Samberg, M.Ed.
Mark is the Technology Innovations Lead at the Friday Institute. Prior to joining the FI in 2013, Mark has worked as a programmer, classroom teacher, instructional coach, and technology director in several school districts across North Carolina. Mark is the technical lead for the Massive Open Online Courses for Educators (MOOC-Ed) project and is the developer of a MOOC-Ed entitled Computational Thinking and Design. In addition to other instructional technology and professional learning projects, Mark led the development of the digital content strand of the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, is a co-facilitator of the North Carolina Digital Leaders Coaching Network. Mark is an Ed.D. candidate in Educational Leadership at East Carolina University after earning an M.Ed. in Instructional Technology from ECU and B.S. degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics Education from NC State.

Workshop Pre-Requisites

None. No coding experience or prior Makerspace experience required.

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