Family Literacy Moving into the 21st Century Part 2

Session 6: 10:10 AM-11:10 AM, Room 111


“Family Literacy Moves into the 21 Century” is an exciting project of Oakland Adult and Career Education’s Family Literacy Program. This presentation will create a maker space where participants can explore coding, robotics, and electronic circuitry – strategizing how they might use these strategies in their classroom. The presenters will demonstrate how they used Ozobots, LittleBits, Scratch/Hour of Code, and a variety of inexpensive electronic circuitry to animate their classrooms and to introduce their students (mothers in Family Literacy classes) to coding, robotics, and electronics. This kind of introduction helps to develop students’ problem solving and critical thinking skills – think ISTE! In addition, students gain an understanding of the technology embedded in the world around them. Presenters will have work centers with materials necessary to complete a series of projects participants can create in their classroom.


Suzanne Ludlum

OACE Family Literacy Program

Elizabeth Detwiler

OACE Family Literacy Program

Type of Presentation

Hands-on Computer Lab Workshop (2 hours)



Program Standards

  • Adult Basic Education
  • Adult Secondary Education
  • Career Technical Education
  • English as a Second Language

Category Standards

  • Blended/Online Learning
  • Distance Learning
  • Program Administration and Coordination
  • Technology Integration in the Classroom