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Teachers Learning Code Workshop - Scratch for Educators (Free)

Feb 04, 2020 jjamison

Hello Educators, 

Canada Learning Code's Code Mobile program is off to a great start for 2020! Thank you for all of your support of our programs and for taking the steps to bring digital skills to your learners!
We are excited to announce....
Teachers Learning Code Workshop - Scratch for Educators
Wednesday, March. 4 
Okanagan Regional Library, Rutland Branch 
4 - 6 p.m. 
Students can use Scratch (a free programming language and software) to code their own interactive stories, animations, and games. Educators are integrating Scratch across many different subject areas and age groups. Come and explore how to empower your learners to be creators and builders of technology, not just consumers. 
In this two-hour workshop, we'll be covering: 
  • What is Code / Why Teach Coding?
  • Intro to Scratch (a free programming language) 
  • Interactive Coding Activity 
  • How to Assess Learning in Scratch
  • Lesson Planning Ideas
  • Free Resources 
  • Next Steps - leave with a plan!
You'll find a printable poster attached to this email that can be shared - we ask that you please spread the word to other educators at your school or organization. 
Registration is limited to 24 participants and laptops are available upon request to use for the session. Snacks will be provided, feel free to bring your own food. 
This workshop is open to all educators - public, private, homeschool, non-profit, camps, guides/scouts, librarians, etc - no experience necessary! Scratch is a programming language ideal for 6-12 year olds, but can be scaled up to older ages. 
Register here

Changes to Code Mobile Visits for 2020
In terms of Code Mobile visits to schools and community organizations, we are now booking into May and June with a focus on youth (6-12) and teens (13-18) for 2020, prioritizing visits for learners that fit within our Communities of Focus. 
If you are interested in a visit and feel that your organization fits within our communities of focus (Including, but not limited to the following communities: Indigenous, Pre-employment, Youth at Risk, Newcomers, Refugees, Low Income, and other under-represented groups in tech), please reach out to me directly regarding your visit.  
Can't Make the Workshop? Check our our Teachers Learning Code Website 
Want to bring more coding into your classroom? Check out our recently revamped Teachers Learning Code website, which features our Quick Start Guide, ideas, lesson plans and more! 
We hope to offer future Teachers Learning Code workshops in the region in the near future, so stay in touch. 
We hope you can help us spread the word and on behalf of our Kelowna Team - Crysta, McKenzie and myself, thanks again for your support! 


Tory Braun | Pronouns: She/Her/Elle

Kelowna Code Mobile Communications Lead | Kelowna Chapter Lead

Canada Learning Code | Canada en Programmation

Responsable des communications Code Mobile | Ambassadrice de Kelowna

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