Coding in the Classroom
Hands on workshop
Coding provides opportunities for students to foster curiosity, confidence, creativity, persistence and problem solving skills.
Seymour Papert asserted that “learning to communicate with a computer may change the way other learning takes place” and Steve Jobs thought everybody should learn how to program a computer because “it teaches you how to think”.
The Australian Curriculum and current NSW syllabuses provide a range of opportunities to develop students’ understanding of computational thinking and coding.
This one-day workshop equips K-6 teachers and school leaders to understand the context and how to get their students coding.
In this hands on workshop, participants will:
- discuss how coding can be helpful for students
- explore where computational thinking and coding can be applied across the curriculum
- learn about different types of text and visual programming tools and platforms
- experience hands-on a range of tools for Mac and Windows including Scratch, Logo and HTML
- experience hands-on a range of apps for the iPad including Scratch Jnr, Hopscotch and Tynker
- explore the amazing new Apple Swift Playground app for iPad
- undertake activities to build skills and confidence, and to take back to their classroom
- be provided with resources to get started in the classroom
Completing Coding in the Classroom will contribute 5 hours of QTC Registered PD addressing 2.6.2, 3.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
UPCOMING WORKSHOP DATES
Term 2, 2017 workshops currently being planned. Come back soon for further details.
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