MNCodes Virtual Scratch Camp for Educators - Beginner Level

MNCodes Virtual Scratch Camp for Educators - Beginner Level

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$150

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Join us for an online course to learn the basics of Scratch (scratch.mit.edu), and its uses as an educational tool!

About this event

Calling all K-12 educators who are interested in creative computing with the Scratch programming platform!

Join us online for the 2022 MNCodes Virtual Scratch Camp for Educators - Beginner Level from Wednesday, August 10th - Friday, Aug 12th! This virtual workshop for K-12 and community educators will center around beginning hands-on exploration and practice with creative computer science education using Scratch, a free, easy-to-learn, powerful language for creating games, stories and animations. This interactive training experience will guide participants through getting started with ways to integrate Scratch across content areas, equitable teaching practices within computer science, and strategies for encouraging K-12 students to create, collaborate and problem solve through the Scratch coding platform.

Format

This online course will incorporate a mix of both synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. There will be a live event each morning, as well as optional virtual "office hours" for additional support during the day. Each day will include self-guided lessons, examples and projects to be completed at your own pace to help you learn the Scratch platform. All live sessions will be recorded and available for review at any time to assist with a self-paced completion of the course. Participants will gain lifetime access to course content and resources.

Schedule Overview

Day 1: Getting Started with Scratch & Intro Computational Thinking

Day 1 will focus on learning the basics of computational thinking and getting started with the Scratch platform. We will explore various tutorials, methods for getting started with teaching and learning computer science, and will share some favorite beginner projects that tie computational thinking and Scratch together.

Day 2: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy & Storytelling with Scratch

On Day 2 we will build upon the skills learned in day 1 and will explore applications of culturally relevant pedagogy into Scratch teaching and learning. We will practice and apply new pedagogical methods and programming skills through storytelling with Scratch.

Day 3:Curriculum Connections and next steps

We use what we know about Scratch, computational thinking and culturally relevant pedagogy to explore ways to incorporate Scratch across academic subject areas in order to enhance student learning. We will explore next steps to take to help continue exploring Scratch.

Schedule:

Wednesday, 8/10

  • 8:00-10:00am - LIVE Session, Kick-off
  • 10:00am-11:00am - Optional Collaborative Exploration

Thursday, 8/11

  • 8:00-10:00am - LIVE Session, Kick-off
  • 10:00am-11:00am - Optional Collaborative Exploration

Friday, 8/12

  • 8:00-10:00am - LIVE Session, Kick-off
  • 10:00am-11:00am - Optional Collaborative Exploration

This course is offered by Code Savvy's MNCodes Educator Training team and is open to all! For more information about Code Savvy's MNCodes Educator Training program, please visit mncodes.org

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