Workshop on Middle School Computer Science Curriculum from Code.org

posted Jul 26, 2017, 8:11 AM by Professional Learning

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ITEM:  Workshop on Middle School Computer Science Curriculum from Code.org  

 

Code.org has just released an exciting new Middle School Computer Science curriculumhttps://code.org/educate/csd called CS Discoveries. This is a yearlong curriculum that can be broken down into modules to be completed different times over the course of a number of years. This is ideal for districts that are just getting into such a course of studies. Unfortunately, there is not training available in this region this summer through Code.org, so we thought we would do it ourselves.

Karen Locke, a certified Code.org trainer, and I have been putting our heads together to plan a series of exploratory workshops to support the implementation of CS Discoveries in NH. We are planning to do a training day on August 17th with  follow up sessions through the year. Here is our draft plan

 

Draft Agenda for the day: 8:00 - 3:30

8:00 - 8:30 -- Introduction and Welcome

8:30 - 9:00 -- CS Discoveries teaching practice

9:00 - 10:00 -- Problem Solving

10:00 - 10:15 -- Break

10:15 - 12:30 -- Web Development

12:30 - 1:15 -- Lunch

1:15 - 3:00 -- Animations and Games

3:00 - 3:30 -- Wrap up

 

The workshop will be held at Deerfield Community School, 66 North Road, Deerfield NH. The cost of $50 will include snacks, lunch, supplies and the Circuit Playground from Adafruit  https://www.adafruit.com/product/3000a programing device use in the curriculum. Spaces will be limited to 20 participants

 

 

 

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