Brittnie Hebnes

MakeCode in the Classroom -
10:00 am 10/16/2019
Gila, Tucson Convention Center

Microsoft MakeCode is a free, open source platform for creating engaging computer science learning experiences that support a progression path into real-world programming. Learn how you can integrate physical computing using a variety of hardware platforms with programming options ranging from block-based coding to JavaScript.

Get your game on with MakeCode Arcade -
13:30 pm 10/16/2019
Gila, Tucson Convention Center

You’ve got your students creating interactive real-world projects using MakeCode, now add some classic gaming fun with MakeCode Arcade on an increasing number of handheld game boards. Your students can share games they’ve created with their friends and classmates.

Brittnie Hebnes, a technology training specialist located in Arizona, has over 25 years of experience in the education industry as an educator, administrator, and educational consultant. Brittnie holds degrees in both Secondary Education and Communication Studies, specializing in both Technology Integration/Digital Learning and Curriculum and Instruction. Her expertise includes: working with and delivering professional development, training, coaching, and mentoring on various technology platforms; designing, deploying and evaluating sustainable short and long term professional development plans for both technology and curriculum/instruction; curriculum and technology audits; and developing professional development platforms for various educational curriculum companies. Brittnie’s passion and roots in technology and education extend back to her upbringing as the daughter of a retired Superintendent and 1st Grade teacher. Brittnie loves all things Microsoft and has experience working with the Office platforms since the early 2000s. Three things you should know about Brittnie and her love of Microsoft: She loves SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM; she is deep in learning all things gaming and Esports; and her favorite Microsoft shirt has Microsoft Forms on it!