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K-5 Computer Science Fundamentals with Code.org (Joliet)

November 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



This workshop provides teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science (“CS”) education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of “unplugged” classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Code.org. Among other takeaways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.

What you’ll get from this workshop:

  • In-person instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator
  • An intro to computer science and pedagogy
  • An overview of the online curriculum and teacher dashboard
  • A printed curriculum guide containing course lesson plans
  • Strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities
  • Classroom supplies for the unplugged activities
  • A certificate of completion
  • A bag of Code.org swag

Technology Requirements: Laptop or Chromebook

Dates, Locations, and Registration Links

Presenter Bio

Michele Roberts teaches Computer Science at IUPUI, the Indianapolis regional campus of Purdue University. She has been active in Computer Science K-12 outreach for many years, hosting workshops for teachers and summer camps for students. In addition to being the Indiana Code.org K5 affiliate, Michele is also a pilot instructor for the upcoming new Computer Science Principles course and Director of CSCI Computing Outreach at IUPUI. She is passionate about helping teachers increase confidence and competency in computational thinking, and looks forward to working with and learning from all teachers interested in growing computational skills in children.


November 15, 2017
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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