Code.org K5 Training

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K5 Training Workshop

Cindi Chang
Affiliate Trainer for Code.org

Southwest Career and Technical Academy
7050 W. Shelbourne Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89113

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By the end of this workshop, teachers will be able to:

  • Explain the different course offerings that Code.org has for K-5 students.
  • Define all computer science concepts in Code.org's K-5 courses.
  • Manage their student's accounts and track their progress with Code.org's teacher dashboard.
  • Confidently facilitate Code.org's courses in their classroom by taking risks and learning from their students.

AGENDA

  • 8:15a - 8:30a: Registration and breakfast: Note - restrooms are down the hall towards the main campus, on your left before you exit the glass doors. WIFI code is 9suse$88.
  • Registration steps:
    • Step 1: Create a TEACHER account: click here (Sign up with the email you want to use in the classroom. Make sure you have a 'teacher dashboard' on your account. If not, you may have accidentally signed up for a student account and we will need to fix that before moving on to step 2)
    • Step 2: Join our session with this URL click here
  • 8:30a - 9:00a: Welcome and Introductions - Todaysmeet.com  | Discuss group norms | Introduce Computational Thinking Practices of K-5 curriculum - Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Persistence, and Problem Solving. (view opening video)
  • 9:00a - 9:20a:Course 1 Exploration (teachers complete online puzzles starting with Stage 3 "Jigsaw" -- NOTE: complete at least 15 puzzles throughout the day)
  • 9:20a - 9:40a: Course 1 Introduction: unplugged vs. online | video demonstration - Stage 12 "Getting Loopy"  |Unplugged Activity: Getting Loopy (Course 1 - pgs. 60-67)
  • 9:40a - 10:00a: Teacher/Learner/Observer - Online Activities: Play Lab (Course 2) Hint: Use the "Pair Programming" method - Driver and Navigator - to complete these puzzles.
  • 10:00a - 10:15a: BREAK
  • 10:15a - 10:45a: Strategies for teaching Computer Science - group activity p. 10 (count off by 4) | gonoodle
    • Ditch the Uniformity
    • Frequent Breaks
    • Collaborate
    • You Don't have to be a Know-It-All (Yes, I am talking to YOU the Teacher)
  • 10:45a - 11:00: Computer Science vocabulary: Loop, Event, Conditional, Debugging
  • 11:00a - 11:30p: Planning for TLO activities
  • 11:30p - 12:30p: LUNCH BREAK
  • 12:30p - 1:30p: TLO - Unplugged Lesson Rotations (participants as teachers/learners - prepare a 15 min lesson to present. Each teaching group will have a turn to "teach" a lesson to the "students" in the class)
  • 1:30p - 1:45p: TLO Debrief
  • 1:45p - 2:00p: BREAK
  • 2:00p - 3:20p: Equity Discussion and THE HOUR OF CODE
  • 2:20p - 3:00p: Demo of teacher dashboard |Teacher Dashboard Updates (hint: there are many other resources available on YouTube| Resources | Code.org support | code.org email | moving students without creating new accounts | office hours: videochat every other two weeks where you can ask a Code.org employee any questions you have. Dates/times will appear in your teacher dashboard. More resources: Setting up new class | Planning and prepping for a class lesson | Using Code Studio with students | Assessing student progress | New dashboard features
  • 3:00p - 3:30p: Open - ended Q & A; Brainstorm challenges and solutions to implementing Code.org in your school; Integration with commitment; Closing Ceremonies - 5 words or less (todaysmeet)
    • Code.org will be sending you a survey
    • You may choose either Course 1, 2 or 3 and they will send you FREE supplies
    • Certificate
    • The HOUR OF CODE is the second week of December every year. helpful planning hints | more prep ideas | hour of code ideas | Best Practices

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