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The Joy of Coding (Grades 3-12) - Pittsburgh, PA

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Hampton Inn Pittsburgh-Airport

8514 University Boulevard

Coraopolis, PA 15108

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The Joy of Coding: Developing Problem Solving, Critical and Logical Thinking Skills with Coding (Grades 3-12)


NEW Workshop Presented by Joy Burroughs

Outstanding Educator and International Presenter


Specifically Designed for Classroom Instructors, Computer Science Instructors and Technology Integration Specialists serving grades 3 -12:

  • The latest, most useful websites, apps and technology resources for facilitating coding and enhancing student achievement

  • Low-cost or no-cost solutions to code with grades 3 -12 students in various learning environments

  • Real-world coding applications that will not only engage students but also helps educators to focus on inspiring students to be builders – not just consumers - of technology through coding activities and challenges. It’s all about using technology and changing the world through teamwork, creativity, and, of course, code.

  • Practical, innovative ways to involve students in coding activities that incorporate problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and much, much more!

  • Receive an extensive coding resource handbook packed full of timesaving ideas, tools, tips, and proven strategies all designed to help students to not only develop problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration skills but also important coding skills.


  • No prior training is needed for you to be a facilitator of coding. Whether you are tech timid or tech savvy, you will find an abundance of resources. I will help you sort through the wealth of resources and highlight for you the best and most effective ones to be a facilitator of coding to students.


Key Benefits of Attending

  • Articulate why Coding is the “New Literacy”

  • How the implementation of coding not only promotes critical thinking, creativity, problem solving but also communication and collaboration.

  • Stimulates learners to become self directed.

  • Increases math concepts such as reasoning, spatial awareness and sequencing.

  • Explore how coding develops the students self-confidence.

  • Become familiar with the availability of no cost to low cost online and offline resources to facilitate coding.

  • Digital communication to will be demonstrated to enhance instruction ie. Google Classroom, Schoology, Plickers, Doc Hub, Symbaloo, Google Doc. Post It Plus and more.


Technology is everywhere and it’s not going anywhere. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), especially when integrated with other disciplines, are the skills of the future. We need to equip students with the critical skills they need to navigate the world we live in today and thrive in the future.


It’s important for youth to learn to code for a few reasons:

• Coding is a superpower. Learning to code let’s students build – not just consume the technology around them like video games, websites, robots and more.

• Coding helps students develop new ways of thinking. Learning to code helps students develop other crucial and transferable skills – like computational thinking – allowing them to tackle problems, outside the realm of coding, in new and innovative ways.

• Coding helps students understand the world around them better. If we teach biology and mathematics in order to understand the world around them, then knowing the basics of how computers communicate and how to engage with them should be a given.

• Coding can help change the world. Empower students to use technology as a creative tool to build solutions for problems or everyday challenges people face.

• Coding is fun! Students experience the satisfaction and thrill of building something.

The introduction and teaching of coding has been gaining interest and generating buzz the last two years. This seminar is designed to put you in the coding seat and work the projects that you can implement the very next day. As a classroom instructor, myself, it is always my aim to support my colleagues. Practical strategies for Computer Science teachers and tech specialists in these roles classroom facilitators will be infused to assist, even the novice, attempt coding for the first time.

I have designed this seminar specifically to offer resources for the Classroom Instructor, Computer Science Instructors and Technology Integration Specialists on how to facilitate coding in grades 3 -12. Whether you are tech timid or tech savvy, you will find an abundance of resources. I will help you sort through the wealth of resources and highlight for you the best and most effective ones to facilitate coding to students in grades 3 -12. We will look at ways to design lessons and projects to teach and infuse coding into everyday curricula.


Bring your devices! We will be working through many of the projects and you will leave with not only the inspiration, but also complete projects and lessons that you can use with students immediately. There is not just one way to teach coding. I will help you get started and give you the tools and resources you need to move your students onward.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar. The day promises to be a day filled with practical activities, ideas, tips and resources that will empower you to infuse coding and other apps for your classroom! Bring your laptop or device…we are going to learn the experience the power and joy of coding.

P.S. I know how valuable your teaching time is to you, so I have planned an active day, packed with lessons, and resources that if you choose, can be immediately implemented with your own grade 3-12 students.



Session Agenda

Program will run from 8:30am-3:00pm

Check-in will begin at 8:00am (A continental breakfast will be awaiting you with coffee and pastries)

Payment Terms


We prefer that all attendees are paid in advance of the workshop. Our online booking system, through Eventbrite, will allow for attendees to register and pay via credit card.

We gladly accept school/organization purchase orders. Attendees wishing to pay via purchase order must email the purchase order to events@icecollaborate.org with the attendee's name(s), title(s) and email address(es) in addition to the date and event title.

Payments on the day of the event must be by check made payable to the International Center for Education on a school issued check. Cash payments, personal checks and credit cards are not accepted at the event.

All invoices will be delivered to the attendee by our accounting software via email from Intuit (our accounting software). This is a manual process that may take up to 24 hours from the time of registration.

Substitution

Attendees may always substitute another person in their place. You may email events@icecollaborate.org with the substitute attendee's information prior to the event. This will allow ICE to update the pre-printed materials (name tags, certificates of attendance, etc.). If this is not possible, not a problem...we send extra blank copies ahead of time to the workshop presenters.

Refunds

Refund requests will be honored up to 7 calendar days prior to the event. Refunds will not be granted after such time due to the per person expenditures that are planned into each event (catering, printing, travel, etc). All refund requests must be completed through the confirmation sent via Eventbrite or by email at events@icecollaborate.org.

Non-Attendance will be billed at full price if the registration is not cancelled within the allotted cancelation time.

Payment Address & Contact Address

International Center for Education

7326 Kestrel Street

Hobart, IN 46342

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