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Monday, December 11 • 12:45pm - 1:15pm
Connecting Math, Art, and Computer Science across the K-6 spectrum (Breakout 3) LIMITED

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Bricklayer is a freely available tech-centric pedagogical tool suite where visual art provides the domain in which mathematical and computational thinking can be taught in ways that are engaging as well as technically meaningful. Bricklayer curriculums are currently being used in over 75 elementary, middle, and high schools. Educators that are interested and able to use Bricklayer in their classrooms can arrange for teacher training, customized curriculums, and online tech support. Bricklayer is also used in university math and computer science courses. As part of an NSF-funded project, beginning in the spring of 2018, a Bricklayer course titled Introduction to Mathematical and Computational Thinking will be offered as an alternative to GenEd math for non-STEM majors.
The output of Bricklayer programs are files which are seamlessly integrated with third-party tools such as: LEGO Digital Designer (LDD), LDraw, Minecraft, STL viewers (i.e., 3D printing tools) such as 3D Builder, and a variety of Ardunio-driven LED displays.
This presentation will provide an overview of the Bricklayer pedagogical tool suite and discuss the connection between math, art, and computer science.

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Victor Winter

CEO, Bricklayer
I am a Full Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. I am the creator of Bricklayer and am passionate about raising the game for computer science and math across the educational spectrum. For this reason I founded bricklayer.org along with... Read More →

Monday December 11, 2017 12:45pm - 1:15pm CST
B3 Room, First Floor, South Hallway