Coding in the Curriculum

Educators will learn about a variety of different unplugged activities, apps and online programs that facilitate the learning-to-code process. As a result, they will also learn computational, analytical thinking and problem-solving skills that relate to coding and programming. Underscoring everything will be a theoretical foundation in good practice and pedagogy when it comes to the incorporation of technology, digital tools and coding in the curriculum. A curriculum-connections emphasis will be placed on storytelling in language arts, patterns/geometry in math and circuits in science. Other noteworthy connections that will be explored include movement and music

Participants will also learn about the various affordances and constraints of a variety of different coding tools – digital, tangible and unplugged. They will learn how to use the tools in general and will also be shown and asked to co-develop ideas on how the tools could be used in their subject/place-specific learning environments. The sessions will be positioned in a maker pedagogies framework (which involves constructionism and inquiry-based learning), so the participants will understand the pedagogy and best practices associated with the tools.

  • Module 1 - Tools to Support Computational Thinking and Problem-solving 
  • Module 2 - Making Curriculum Connections
  • Module 3 - Delving Deeper
  • Module 4 - Bridging Block Coding with Language-Based Coding

 

Cost

  • $275 plus HST

Dates

  • Wednesday, October 17, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 24, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 7, 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 14, 6 to 9 p.m.

Location

Education Building
11 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, Ontario

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