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Coding 101 Registration Now Open

8/20/2016
When: Saturday, August 20, 2016
Where: United States
Contact: Wendy Hehemann
http://stemteachersphx.org/events

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The 2016-2017 school year is on the way and I hope it started off well for all of you!


We have sessions planned for the 2016-17 school year:

 

  • Coding 101, August 20 (see below)
  • White boarding 102, October 22 at Hamilton HS, Chandler
  • 2nd un-conference, January 28, 2017 at Pinnacle HS, Phoenix
  • No Need to FEAR: YOU are the ENGINEER, March 25, 2017 at Central Valley Location TBD
  • Industry & Beyond, May 6, 2017 - at East Valley Location TBD

 

STEMteachersPHX will be hosting a coding workshop. Coding is not just for STEM teachers, it’s applicable to everyone.

 

All grade levels and content areas can incorporate coding into their curriculum to enrich student learning. The easiest way to use coding in the classroom is to verify what you just learned. Did you just teach addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, sin, cos, tan to your math students? Have them write a program to do the calculations, so they can check their understanding. Are you teaching your chemistry students how to balance equations? Have them write a program that does the same! Are your students learning biological classifications or new vocabulary words? Have them write a memory program, where they can quiz themselves and test their understanding.

 

Registration is now open for Coding 101

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

Appropriate for K-20 STEM educators

Wilson Elementary School | 2929 East Fillmore Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008

http://stemteachersphx.org/events/coding-101

  

Saturday August 20, 2016

10am - 1pm

$10 in advance - $12 at the door

Appropriate for K-20 STEM educators

 

What is coding?

Coding is a way to tell the computer how to do something! This involves talking to a computer in a way that it understands – using a programming language.  There are many programming languages available to use for coding: from student-friendly, educational languages developed for the classroom, to powerful and robust programming languages used in the industry.

Why code?

Coding requires you to think logically about a problem, create a process to solve the problem, and tell the computer how to solve that problem for you using a programming language. Debugging your solution and thinking through possible errors are critical components of coding, and require students to be detail-oriented and critical thinkers in class. These skills are not only useful in coding, but in other classes and in life as well. Also, 90% of parents want their students to learn coding in school, but only 25% offer it!

We can create more critical thinkers, provide opportunities for students to be engaged in an industry that is desperate for talent, and diversify the programming industry by exposing students to coding in the classroom.

Ways to use coding in classrooms

Coding is not just for STEM classrooms! All grade levels and content areas can incorporate coding into their curriculum to enrich student learning. The easiest way to use coding in the classroom is to verify what you just learned. Did you just teach addition/subtraction, multiplication/division, sin, cos, tan to your math students? Have them write a program to do the calculations, so they can check their understanding. Are you teaching your chemistry students how to balance equations? Have them write a program that does the same! Are your students learning biological classifications or new vocabulary words? Have them write a memory program, where they can quiz themselves and test their understanding.

 

Choose your session!

 

We are offering four sessions on August 20th, each geared to meet your specific needs. Choose the one that fits you best:

 

Session 1: Designed specifically for elementary school teachers with little to no experience. By the time you leave this session you will have the skills you need to start coding and experimenting with code by yourself. We will also provide you with access to FREE materials that you can use in your classroom on any given day. Presented by Caitlin Derr and her volunteers from TEALS.org.

 

Session 2: This session will provide a brief introduction for middle school teachers to project GUTS. Project GUTS (Growing Up Thinking Scientifically) makes scientific thinking its mission, helping students to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics while developing the computer skills to do so. Participants will be introduced the GUTS program and have an opportunity to try some basic programing and engage in activities that would bring Computer science into the classroom for all students. Presented by Michelle Cannon on behalf of code.org.

 

Session 3: Designed specifically for high school teachers with little to no experience. By the time you leave this session you will have the skills you need to start coding and experimenting with code by yourself. We will also provide you with access to FREE materials that you can use in your classroom on any given day. Presented by Caitlin Derr and her volunteers from TEALS.org.

 

Session 4: This workshop will engage participants in computational modeling activities aimed at high school and college math and physics courses. These activities use VPython and/or Microsoft Excel to model real-world phenomena. Participants will work with activities used in typical introductory physics courses, ranging from conceptual to calculus-based levels, but are also appropriate for hands-on algebra and calculus math classes. Presented by Dwain Desbien and David Weaver.