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Making Math Fun: Using Coding and Robots to Foster a Strong STEM Foundation

Speaker: Pam Liu
Algebra is said to be the gatekeeper to advanced math and science which significantly increase the probability of obtaining a college education and a great job. Unfortunately, Algebra is traditionally one of the most difficult, least engaging topics for students to learn. 89% of middle school students would rather do chores than math homework! Join this workshop to experience a new curriculum designed by the UC Davis’ Integrated Computing and STEM Center (C-STEM) that is transforming math education with an algebra course that simultaneously teaches computing and robotics. Hands-on lab sessions with coding and robots provide an exciting new way to engage students in math, as well as a deeper understanding of computational thinking and logical reasoning. Find out how our Emory-area micro-school, 21st Century STEM Academy, is integrating the C-STEM K-12 math curriculum into the classroom and how your child can take part in our accredited math course and/or other STEM explorations during the 2016-2017 school year. We will demo examples of a math lesson coupled with robotics and coding. Give your child a key to the gate by sparking a new love for STEM and watch him/her reach even higher potentials!

Electus Global Education Co.

Electus Global Education Co. is a leading innovator, designer and manufacturer of youth financial and entrepreneurship education technology. Our patented technology revolutionizes the way millions of children around the world learn financial and entrepreneurship skills.

The Life Hub™ Learning Center is the world’s first fully integrated youth financial and entrepreneurship education technology system. It’s an elegantly designed home-based multimedia system that inspires and robustly engages children aged 3 to 14 to learn personal finance, money management and entrepreneurship skills by managing real monetary assets on a daily and consistent basis which is critical for effective and lasting outcomes.

The Life Hub™ Learning Center provides a unique and progressive educational approach and experience for children based on the conviction that they need to be taught how to think rather than what to think.

Website: lifehubsystem.com

Master’s Academy of Fine Arts

Marietta Master’s Academy partners with home school families by providing fine arts classes (Pre-K through 12th grade) and academics (Pre-K through 9th grade) in a creative-hands on learning environment. We teach using a classical education model through a historical context. We treat each student as an individual and work with parents to accommodate learning differences and tailor their learning environment to meet their needs.
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Master’s Academy of Fine Arts

Hot Wheels Skate Center

Home School Skate Days and STEM Program

Website: Hot Wheels Skate Center

Daphne Nicely

Daphne and her husband Dean have four adult children and one grandson. Not only did Daphne own and operate a thriving daycare and afterschool childcare service in California, but each of their children have experienced a variety of educational options (including but not limited to public schools, charter schools, and preparatory academies). Their youngest child, DeidreHannah, is a homeschooled honor student who graduated in 2013. Daphne has served in various leadership capacities at One Heart Church such as: Assistant to the Children’s Minister, Childcare Provider, Student Ministry Chaperone, Missions Lead Team Committee member and as a member of OHC Praise, amongst others. She’s committed to seeing hearts, minds, and lives transformed by God through the power of the Holy Spirit for “life” and the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2007, Daphne left over 20 years of corporate America for full-time missions and ministry service, Daphne was called to volunteer and shortly thereafter serve on staff at APRC in the spring of 2007. Daphne’s passionate about the sanctity of all human life, sexual risk avoidance, abortion recovery, and serving at risk and underserved people groups, especially young people and children. Not limited to local missions, she also serves internationally in Romania, which she now considers home. Making 11 trips of differing lengths over the past 10 years, the Lord united her two passions as Romania has a generation of marginalized orphans and the second highest abortion rate in the world. A certified Zumba® Instructor since 2007, Daphne enjoys birding, going for walks, and reading fantasy books aloud with DeidreHannah. Daphne was recognized by Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine as a 2015 Superwoman for her service and contributions to the community.

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