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.
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