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Equip • Engage • Empower

Every day, learning is taking place across barriers once thought to be insurmountable. For the 15th anniversary of OETC, join more than 6,000 attendees to explore the endless possibilities that distance learning and alternative learning models provide. Attendees will come together to teach and learn about new ways to equip, engage, and empower learners and educators across the state and beyond!

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Tuesday, February 12 • 8:00am - 8:45am
Maximizing Scratch: How to Benefit Most from Constructionism Environment

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Scratch environment was developed based on the constructionist idea of learning. It supports self-directed learning through tinkering and collaboration with peers, and the environment was designed to encourage exploration. Direct instruction alone for Scratch diminishes students’ motivation, creativity and ownership of the task. In this session, we would present examples of accomplishing the same learning goals using both direct and exploratory approaches. (BYOT)


Aung Nay

Director of Programs, Tech Corps
Aung Nay is the Director of Programs for Tech Corps, a K-12 technology education non-profit. He has been with Tech Corps since 2008 and has developed after-school programs and summer camps, including Techie Club for elementary schools and Techie Camps for elementary and middle school students. He has collaborated with teachers to improve learning environments and teaching methods.

Aye Thuzar

Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher, The Pingry School
Aye Thuzar is the Upper School Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher at The Pingry School. She earned a master’s degree in computer science from the Ohio State University and a master of science in education from University of Pennsylvania and her interest lies in teaching as well as curricular development. She has also taught college level computer science for two and a half years. She has developed curricula in Scratch and Alice for... Read More →

Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E161 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA