Special Notice: This session is open only to educators participating in the Regional Education Consortium. School Division ID required at check in. Pre-registration required.
Explore many free and inexpensive ways to teach elementary students basic programming concepts (arranged by concept) and ways to connect to core subject curricula.
Many educators and students have had exposure to Code.org particularly the Hour of Code activities, as an initial access point to the world of computer programming, but it can be difficult to find that “next step” for one’s students. The elementary coding teachers in Isle of Wight County Schools have developed a concept-based curriculum map which spans from grades K-5 and incorporates lessons and activities from the new Courses A-F on Code.org, Scratch Jr., Scratch, CodeSpark Academy with The Foos, Google CS First, SpheroEDU, Wonder Workshop and more. We are excited to share a variety of sample lessons and activities ranging from “unplugged” (digital technology-free) to IPad based, to online resources. We also hope to help teachers draw connections between coding concepts and VA Standards of Learning in Math, Science, English and History
Elementary K-5 Teachers and Administrators
Presenter: Michelle Pealo, Aubrie Ellis and Mallory Bradley
Location: TC Walker Education Center, 6099 T C Walker Rd., Gloucester, VA 23061
*Bring your picture ID for check-in
*For full day sessions, lunch is on your own; it is highly recommended you bring a bag lunch
*You are welcome to bring your own drinks and snacks
*Potential VA Teacher Licensure Renewal points = 6
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*Building and room temperatures can fluctuate greatly during the summer and are not usually controlled on site. Please dress accordingly.