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Coding Clubs: Engaging Secondary Students in Computer Science

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Sunday, June 23, 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 31

Katrina Serrano  
Learn how providing clubs for students to participate in coding and computer science can help them to develop an interest in technology careers, teach them computational thinking skills, engage them in problem solving and be a lot of fun, too.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Computer science and computational thinking
Grade level: 6-12
Subject area: Computer science
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Computational Thinker
  • Students break problems into component parts, extract key information, and develop descriptive models to understand complex systems or facilitate problem-solving.
Innovative Designer
  • Students know and use a deliberate design process for generating ideas, testing theories, creating innovative artifacts or solving authentic problems.
For Educators:
Facilitator
  • Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

* Participants will know about resources available to help them start a coding club

*Participants will learn about coding club programs, such as, Girls Who Code, Club Code World, and Google CS First.

* Participants will learn how they can begin facilitating a coding club with little to no computer science experience, however, as a result they will be able to develop skills along with students.

Supporting research

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/21/books/coding-children.html

https://csfirst.withgoogle.com/en/home

https://www.codeclubworld.org/start-a-club/

https://girlswhocode.com/

https://code.org/promote

https://www.techsoup.org/community/events-webinars/coding-clubs-youth-programming-for-public-libraries-2016-09-28

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Katrina Serrano, Davenport Community School District

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