Free Code.org K-5 Workshops
Free Code.org K-5 Workshops
- Saturday, 25 Oct at Nebo ALC in Springville
- Saturday, 8 Nov at Green Acres Elementary in Ogden
- Saturday, 15 Nov Westminster College in SLC (Full)
Materials and curriculum will be provided to the teachers so they can get started in their classroom. Teachers can sign up by going to http://code.org/k5 and clicking on the "Find a Workshop" button. They can find the workshop on the map and sign up.
Attached is one page document that talks about Code.org's K-5 curriculum. At the http://code.org/k5 link teachers can find out more about Code.org's K-5 program and preview the courses and resources. Librarians, administrators, and
Workshop at your school?
Information from Code.org's K-5 Program
Prepare elementary school students for the 21st century
Software is redefining the modern world and is increasingly relevant in every 21st century career. Yet fewer than 10% of US public schools teach computer science, and the number has declined in the past decade. Women and students of color are severely underrepresented in this foundational field. One of the ways to solve this problem is to introduce computer science at a younger age. We're making this easy for any elementary school teacher to incorporate into their classroom.
Starting this fall, we are hosting free, one-day workshops for educators interested in teaching the Code.org computer science course for grades K-5. Encourage teachers to sign up for a free weekend workshop and to bring computer science program to your school!
What is the Code.org K-5 program? Easy, engaging, and fun
Code.org has three bands of computer science for the elementary school level:
· Course 1: for early-readers, ages 4-6
· Course 2: for readers, ages 6+
· Course 3: for ages 6+ who have completed Course 2
These courses experiences blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with "unplugged" activities – lessons that teach computing concepts without a computer. Each level consists of about 20 lessons that may be implemented as one contiguous unit or one lesson a week for a semester. Each lesson may be implemented within a standard 45-50 minute class period.
The courses have been designed for students of all ages, but they reinforce math, science, and english education standards for elementary school students.
Why bring computer science to your school?
Computer science is a foundational subject for all 21st century careers. All students can benefit from studying the basics of computer science, regardless of whether they want to be a doctor, politician, entrepreneur, musician, or astronaut.
Tell your teachers to sign up now so they can start teaching these life-changing STEM skills!
Code.org K-5 Affiliate