Overcome Your Fear of Coding! Come Learn the Basics of Python
Participate and share : Poster
Wednesday, December 2, 3:00–4:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)
Learn the basics of computational thinking, programming and the Python programming language. Participants will walk away having written several short programs that will introduce them to foundational principles of programming, increasing their confidence to learn more and bring coding into their schools.
|Audience:||Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices required|
|Attendee device specification:||Laptop: Mac, PC
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Participants will need an environment to program in. There are two options:
1. A cloud-based version. Create an account here: https://repl.it/~
2. A desktop version (for those who don't want to worry about wifi). Download and install the following two items:
|Topic:||Computer science & computational thinking|
|Subject area:||STEM/STEAM, Computer science|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Programming is an important skill for the workforce today, but many schools still do not offer programming classes. This is often because teachers do not know how to program and are often intimidated by it. This workshop seeks to mitigate that fear and empower teachers to be confident in their ability to learn to program and bring this skill to their students.
As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to:
1. Write basic Python code using Repl.it (free, web-based programming platform)
2. Understand and implement basic programming fundamentals
3. Know where to find additional learning resources
4. Implement a coding class in their school
Workshop will be presented in a project-based format. Participants will be given several programming challenges to complete, and the presenter will act as a facilitator answering questions, pointing to helpful resources, providing scaffolding, etc. Participants will be able to work at their own pace or with a group. Participants will gain experience with a free, web-based programming platform that is great to use with students in remote or face-to-face classrooms.