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Biodiversity Matters: Coding for a Sustainable World

January 22 - May 3, 2024


Grades 7 - 9



Skills Learned:

Through these investigations, students will
● Analyze and Interpret Data
● Develop and Use Models
● Argue from Evidence, Define Problems, and Evaluate Solutions


Classtimes will be coordinated between the Lead Teacher and Teacher Fellow

Session Length:

January 22 - May 3, 2024

Number of Sessions:


This course will be part of an ongoing research study by AIR, in collaboration with CWW, the CERES Institute for Children & Youth at Boston University, and the Rennie Center. The study aims to understand teacher and student experiences in the CWW initiative, including factors influencing effective implementation, and outcomes.


Course Program:

Dive into the world of biodiversity and conservation in our course, "Biodiversity Matters." Discover
how human population growth, globalization, and industrialization impact our planet's ecosystems
and species. In this course, students develop plans to combat the decline of endangered species
while gaining insights into how human activities have reshaped our natural world. But that's not
all—get ready to don your coding cap! Using the App design program, we'll investigate
the effects of noise pollution and trace the path of street runoff water. This eco-conscious
adventure is where coding meets conservation. Let's code our way to a brighter, greener future!

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Maia Heggie

Maia joined Notre Dame Academy Hingham as a Theology and STEM teacher this year. Prior to joining Notre Dame, she worked as an Adolescent Clinician and STEM
Special Education classroom teacher and gained significant experience running
youth programs. Maia has her B.A. in Sociology from Boston College and her M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Emmanuel College. She has obtained a Dual degree, her second M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a dual focus on Inclusive
Education and Reading from Concordia University Portland online program. Maia
loves robotics and anime.

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