Below are a compilation of webinars given by DevTech researchers and alumni on early childhood education with a focus on technology.
Pulled Up Short: Can coding make us more human?
Marina Bers featured on the Pulled Up Short podcast; Bers offers an alternative vision of coding as an ethical enterprise, which provides an opening to better contemplate our own humanity – our values, relationships, and understanding across differences
MIT Washington DC Club
Marina Bers speaks on her book Beyond Coding: How Children Learn Values through Programming to the MIT DC Club and MIT Press Book Club
II Congreso de Educación Digital
Marina Bers speaks on Computational Thinking for the Ministry of Education in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Scratch Conference 2021
Researchers from DevTech Research Group present on ScratchJr and the CAL Curriculum
ECT Application Workshop: Funding your Graduate Education
A Year Into COVID: An ECT Panel on the Changing Role of Technology and STEAM Learning in Young Children’s Lives.
Virtual ScratchJr Event 2021
Prof. Marina Bers introduces the CAL Curriculum and ScratchJr Connect!
Dean’s Inclusion and Equity Speaker Series: Marina Bers
University of California Irvine’s School of Education Speaker Series Features Prof. Bers
Coding as a Playground – Exploring Early Childhood Coding
A discussion with Marina Bers.
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New Frontiers in K-12 CS Education
Marina Bers (1:17-1:27) speaks to the Department of Education for CS Ed Week
A discussion about the importance of coding with Marina Bers
Developing Computational Thinking in Early Childhood
A discussion with Marina Bers
Webinar featuring Dr. Marina Bers and Dr. Merredith Portsmore, moderated by Dr. Amanda Strawhacker
Round Table: A discussion to address questions related to early childhood technology.
Makerspaces: Resources and suggestions for creating an at home makerspace.
Limudei Code-Esh Project
Webinar featuring Prof. Marina Umaschi Bers and Rachel Viselman on the Limudei Code-Esh curriculum units that integrate coding, robotics and computational thinking with Jewish Holidays.
Unplugged Activities: Resources for activities that do not require electronic technology.
How to Talk to Your Kids Without Giving Them the Answer: Discussion, activities, and resources for adults to encourage creative thinking and problem solving.
KIBO at Home: Tips and activities for using KIBO at home.
ABC’s of STEAM: Tips and resources for early childhood STEAM activities at home.
ScratchJr at Home: Tips and activities for using ScratchJr at home.
Young Learners, Technology and Learning at Home
A Conversation with Dr. Marina Umaschi Bers
La pensée informatique dans la petite enfance
Marina Bers speaks on Computational Thinking in Early Childhood (French)
Webinar Programar Jugando
Ideas para el desarrollo del pensamiento computacional con Marina Bers
White House Symposium on Early STEM
Marina Bers speaks at the 2016 White House Symposium
Marina Umaschi Robótica
Interview with Marina Bers (Spanish)
Young programmers – think playgrounds not playpens
TEDx Talk with Marina Bers