Hello everyone! Welcome to your Code.org Training Workshop!
I’m so pleased you are attending and look forward to sharing the awesome tools and resources available to you through Code.org. By the end of the workshop today, you will:
- Learn the basics of computer science
- Review best practices for teaching computer science basics to students
- Access free curriculum and resources for teachers
- Plan for how you might get started teaching computer science
- Connect with a community of fellow educators who are making positive change in their classroom through coding
Thursday, July 7th Agenda:
Registration – Log in to your Teacher Account on code.org first.
Then, please visit this URL: http://studio.code.org/join/ZDCMSV to join the workshop.
(If you haven’t created a teacher account on Code.org yet, please do so now)
You will see a light green bar across your screen when you have successfully joined the workshop.
Social Media Hashtag:
Tweet about your experience here! Please use #CSforAll and tag @TeachCode and @AllisonKEDU
Introductions, Goals and Group Norms
Ice Breaker – Bingo
Establishing Group Norms
- Explain the different course offerings that Code.org has for K-5 students
- Define all computer science concepts in Code.org’s K-5 courses
- Manage your student’s accounts and track their progress with Code.org’s Teacher Dashboard
- Confidently facilitate Code.org’s courses in your classroom by taking risks and learning from your students
- Say to your students, “I don’t know; let’s figure it out together.”
Introduction to TLOs
Computational Thinking Practices of K-5 Curriculum
Strategies for Teaching CS (p.10)
- Ditch Uniformity
- Frequent Breaks
- Don’t be a know-it-all
Overview of Code Studio Curriculum and Teacher Dashboard
Code Studio Dashboard Quick Training Videos:
- Creating a New Class in Code Studio
- Planning and Prepping a Code Studio Lesson
- Using Code Studio With Students
- Viewing Student Progress on Code Studio
Course 1 – Suitable for early readers (Try It!)
Course 2 – Suitable for stronger readers (Try It!)
Course 3 – Suitable for course 2 graduates (Try It!)
Course 4 – Suitable for courses 2 and 3 graduates (Try It!)
Hour of Code – Suitable for all ages, but activities included for older students (Try It!)
Remember, you need to complete at least 15 puzzles before you leave today in order to get your certificate and free supplies!
Setting Up Your Teacher Dashboard
- Deciding on Login Type:
- Practice Adding Students – You can delete them later
- Students join using your unique link. For younger students, create a Tackk or shortcut with the link.
- Older students can create a bookmark on their devices.
*Students are NOT automatically sorted alphabetically; they are automatically sorted in the order you add them, from oldest at the top to most recent at the bottom.
TLOs: Planning & Practice (1:15-2:00)
- Review one lesson from Courses 1-3 through the lens of how it might be taught
- Practice taking on the role of a “teacher”
- Plan and deliver a 15 minute lesson from Courses 1-3 as a TEACHER
- Participate in a lesson from Courses 1-3 as a LEARNER
- Discuss and evaluate teaching strategies for two lessons from Courses 1-3 as an OBSERVER
- Work in small groups to share ideas and best practices
Each group will teach a 20 minute lesson to another group; one group will be the observers.
We will debrief as a large group at 3:20.
Large Group Debrief (3:20-3:30)
Integration with Commitment (3:45-3:50)
What are some challenges (and solutions) to implementing Code.org in your school?
How can you move CS forward into your school/classroom?
Closing Ceremony (3:50-4:00)
Code.org Swag Bags
*Make sure you have completed 15 puzzles before you leave. This is the only way to get your certificate and free supplies!!