honorCode Saturday PD Sessions - Jan-March 2017
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honorCode Saturday PD Sessions - Jan-March 2017

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honorCode Saturday PD Sessions - Jan-March 2017

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Center for Civic Innovation

115 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southwest

#304

Atlanta, GA 30303

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honorCode invites you to join a cohort of teachers from around the city of Atlanta who are interested in learning how to weave coding into their general content classroom. Our training empowers teachers in any subject to teach coding in their classroom while still covering the content they are required to teach, and comes with the use of our K12 coding curriculum to ease the transition into teaching this valuable, employable skill.

Additional benefits include:

  • A full year of the honorCode K12 Coding Curriculum - complete with unit plans, lesson plans, and pre-and post-tests - to help ease the transition to teaching coding in your classroom

  • Coding assignments between PD sessions to sharpen your skills

  • Access to honorCode resources that will help you feel confident teaching coding to your students

  • Membership in a growing community of teachers sharing tools and resources

Come learn from a team of educators backed by Google and Forbes, and watch as your students develop problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking skills.

FAQs

I have never coded before. Do I need to have experience?

Great question! No, you do not need experience with coding. This series of professional development workshops is designed to equip you with the basics of what you need to know to bring these skills into the classroom.


What if I am really not very good with technology...?

No problem! We make it easy and provide step-by-step instructions during the sessions, and your cohort teammates can help too! You might even end up helping some of them out by the end of the sessions...


What exactly will I be learning?

You will learn how to navigate through MIT's Scratch software, and will get your bearings in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript - three of the most popular languages in the world! By the end of the sessions, you will be able to create and customize your own websites!


How many days will I need to attend?

The honorCode Saturday PD sessions are from 9:00am-1:00pm on Saturday, January 14th, February 11th, and March 11th, totalling three (3) four-hour days.


I teach elementary students. Will they really be able to learn this at such a young age?

Absolutely! We are currently training a group of elementary teachers all the way down to kindergarten, and the Scratch software has proven to be fun and engaging for young students. The text-based coding languages (HTML, CSS, and JavaScript) are a great way to develop literacy, mathematics, and typing skills in young students. You would be surprised at how quickly our youngest students have been able to pick up the software and even teach us a few things!


How is this different than other coding training?

We are first and foremost educators. Our curriculum was developed by veteran teachers alongside professional coders, and we use the pedagogic techniques and projects in our own classrooms! Instead of a techy telling you how to program a computer, we offer information in a context and format that can be easily picked up by teachers.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to email us at info@honorcodeatl.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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Center for Civic Innovation

115 Martin Luther King Junior Drive Southwest

#304

Atlanta, GA 30303

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