CS Fundamentals – Charleston

CS Fundamentals is an introductory workshop for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore teaching Code.org‘s CS Fundamentals curriculum. Join your peers and experienced facilitators to get a hands-on intro to computer science basics, pedagogy, and Code.org‘s teacher dashboard, as well as an overview of the online curriculum and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities.

Scholarships are available to help first-time attendees affordably attend and help their districts grow their CS teaching capacity.

At the end of the workshop, teachers will walk away with:
– A plan of action for teaching CS Fundamentals
– An implementation framework for utilizing two CS Fundamentals lessons
– Strategies for teaching intro-level CS lessons
– A curriculum guide with pedagogy tips, and best practices
– Connections to the larger CS teaching community, including other educators teaching CS Fundamentals

All attendees must bring a laptop in order to fully participate in this workshop.

 

Venue Details: Buzzard Hall- Room 2160

CS Fundamentals – Virtual

CS Fundamentals is an introductory workshop designed for elementary educators new to teaching computer science who want to explore how to begin teaching Code.org‘s CS Fundamentals curriculum. Over 85,000 teachers have participated in this original workshop already, allowing their schools to grow their in-district capacity for teaching robust CS courses!

Join your peers and experienced facilitators to get a hands-on intro to computer science, pedagogy, overviews of the online curriculum, and Code.org‘s teacher dashboard, as well as strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities.

NOTE: This is a virtual session.

The LTC joins Code.org as the newest Regional Partner

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois —  January 13, 2020 — The Learning Technology Center (LTC) is proud to announce a partnership with the non-profit organization Code.org to bring computer science to Illinois educators through professional development events, support, and advocacy. 

Code.org is dedicated to expanding computer science access and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. One of the major components to achieving their mission is through their rich computer science curriculums and programs that will be available to Illinois teachers, including their year-long Code.org Discoveries (6-8) and Principles (9-12) programs and CS Fundamentals (K-12) workshops. 

Applications for this year’s Code.org Discoveries and Principles professional learning programs are open. Participation in the full year-long programs includes teaching materials, workshop supplies, nine days of professional development, and meals during workshops. Professional learning will occur during a week in the summer and four follow-up days throughout the school year. 

“Our partnership with Code.org allows us to substantially grow the effort to bring quality computer science learning experiences to students in the state. In the last year, the LTC provided professional learning to over 4,000 educators, including in the area of computer science, and becoming a Code.org regional partner allows the LTC to more directly address a growing need for K-12 computer science resources and training. By capitalizing on the high quality, free Code.org curriculum and training provided by our organizations, schools have an easy entry point into the realm of computer science,” said Tim McIlvain, LTC Director.

For more information on Code, please visit ltcillinois.org/code and be sure to follow the LTC (@ltcillinois) and Code.org (@teachcode) to stay up to date on all our events and resources.

About Learning Technology Center
The Learning Technology Center is an Illinois State Board of Education program that supports all public K-12 districts, schools, and educators through technology initiatives, services, and professional learning opportunities. To learn more, visit http://ltcillinois.org or follow us on twitter @ltcillinois.