Quarter #3

Coding & Robotics

Kelly Nellany

Kelly Nellany

Coding & Robotics Teacher

I am a creative teacher with over twelve years of experience in Pasco County teaching second, third, and fourth grades. I have a passion for integrating STEM into the basic education classroom and developing 21st century thinkers. I strive to foster a positive, engaging learning environment in which students learn to problem solve through collaboration and trial and error.

I grew up in Chicago and graduated from Western Michigan University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and English. I moved to Florida right after graduation, and began my teaching career. I now have two beautiful daughters.  My family and I love to visit the library, do crafts, and play school at home! I love everything about school and am so excited my children do too!

Explorations Coding and Robotics (Grade K-2):

Students will learn the basics of Computer Science including building algorithms and programming robots through hands-on games and literature-based activities. Students will have fun following and writing their own programs based on favorite story books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Going on a Bear Hunt.

Explorations Coding and Robotics (Grade 3-5):

With a focus on problem-solving, students will move through a series of tasks that will teach them coding and robotics skills and vocabulary. Students will work on “unplugged” activities to learn about algorithms, complete puzzles using a Blockly app, and use robots to complete challenges.