I Want to Teach Coding But I Don't Know How to Code
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Purpose: How might we incorporate coding for students to gain the benefits of learning to code even if we do not know how to code?
The participant will understand the importance of providing coding experiences for students so they can develop critical thinking, logic, and problem solving skills.
The participant will gain a repertoire of resources to teach coding and have confidence that they can facilitate this learning for students.
10 mins: Introduction and Framing the Topic--The Importance of Teaching Coding
15 mins: Examples and Resources--Human Coding, Unplugged Coding, Hour of Code, Code.org, CS First (Google), Real-life examples, Coding for Elementary, Coding for Littles
5 mins: Strategies for Teaching Coding
5 mins: Editable Coding Choice Boards for K-2, 3-5, and teachers developed by presenter
5 mins: Wrap-up and Reflection
Mitch Resnick: Let's Teach Kids to Code (Ted Talk) https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ok6LbV6bqaE?autoplay=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&modestbranding=1
Thomas Suarez: A Twelve Year Old App Developer
Code Breaker: Increase Creativity, Remix Assessment, and Develop a Class of Coder Ninjas! (Brian Aspinall)
Block Breaker: Building Knowledge and Amplifying Student Voice One Block at a Time (Brian Aspinall)
Mrs. Osborn-Preston is a Google Certified Innovator and a National Board Certifed Teacher as an Early Childhood Generalist. She is a proud graduate of the University of Texas with a BA in Dance and a BA in Psychology and she earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from UNLV. As an educator for twenty-one years, she has served as a kindergarten teacher, technology teacher, instructional coach, and curriculum coordinator. When she is not singing and dancing in the classroom, she coaches teachers to reflect on their professional practice and advance their craft to improve student learning.
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