Events

Webinar: Welcome to The Block Party! Connect, Create and Celebrate With Inspiring CS Activities to Kick Off The Hour of Code

Hour of Code is an opportunity for each and every student to try computer science for one hour, yet did you know you can also teach computer science activities all year-round?

On December 3, 2019 we joined this engaging block party webinar to discover, learn, and celebrate new ideas of classroom-inspired CS activities to encourage collaboration and creativity amongst K-8th grade students. Our collaborative group of dynamic STEM educators modeled and highlighted easy-to-replicate no-tech, low-tech, and advanced-tech K-8 CS activities to integrate coding and robotics learning experiences into everyday teaching practices. Many CS templates and tools were provided so participants could try out these new ideas in their classrooms. Viewers also received immediate access to FREE “Hour of Code” computer science resources from some favorite coding and robotic educational providers! 

K-8 classroom teachers, tech teachers, media specialists, and librarians, as well as tech coordinators and curriculum leads were the intended audience for this CS for All Teachers webinar.

Facilitators: Naomi Harm is a CS for All Ambassador, LEGO Master Educator, and STEM Innovation Specialist. Angie Kalthoff is Program Manager at Early Childhood Technology Tufts University. Jon Samuelson is a Middle Educator Technology Integration Coach at Beaverton, OR schools. Amy LaRonge and Kara Bunkelman are technology integration specialists from Howard Suamico School District in Green Bay, WI. 

Click here access the recording. See slides below.

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WEBINAR: What Does a CS Classroom Look Like in Elementary School?

Have you considered adding computer science into your elementary classroom? This webinar showcased how three teachers incorporated CS from different teaching roles in a school and district.  CS for All Teachers Community Ambassador and elementary school teacher, Lisa Rode, facilitated a discussion with fellow teachers Pete Cookson, Michelle Crabill, and Janice Years looking at the variety of ways and perspectives CS can be incorporated into the elementary curriculum. The webinar not only included lesson ideas and strategies, but a look at the physical setup of rooms, and considered how to organize materials, and what types of materials are needed to teach CS in the elementary grades. 

See webinar recording and slides below. 
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Twitter Chat: Assessing Computational Thinking Products

Join us live on twitter from 7-8pm Et/6-7pm CT on November 7, 2019 for a @CSforAllTchrs hosted chat. Our moderators Nancy McGowan and Bambi Brewer will facilitate a discussion about how teachers promote computational thinking among their students and how they use CT products to support their efforts, as well as the goals teachers have for their students. 

Use #CSforAllTeachers to let your voice be heard! 

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Webinar: Getting Started with Python in the Classroom

Have you considered using Python with your students but aren't sure where to start? In this webinar we briefly explored the benefits of Python as a programming language for students. Ambassador and Computer Science Educator, Jenn Vermillion, walked participants through the basics needed to begin programming in Python. She also shared teacher friendly resources for continued learning after the webinar, and she shared some of her tried and true classroom Python warm-ups, programming labs, projects, and assessments. The content is most appropriate for upper middle and high school teachers, however it is adaptable for upper elementary teachers.

Click here to access the recording and click here for the resources our presenter shared. See slides below. 

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UTeach CS Mini-Webinar: Preparing your students for the Explore Performance Task

Wed, Oct 23 | 7pm ET/6pm CT | UTeach CS Mini-Webinar: Preparing your students for the Explore Performance Task.

This year’s Explore Performance Task is quickly approaching. This webinar will tell you all you need to know about the Explore PT and how to help students succeed in this part of the course. Plus, attendees will receive access to amazing, free resources from UTeach CS! Sign up. 

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Webinar: Strategies for Implementing ECS (Exploring Computer Science) Curriculum

Are you teaching ECS and could use a some support? We joined CS for All Teachers Community Ambassador, Tina Boyle Whyte, and her co-presenter, Dan Rhode, for an engaging discussion where we explored the curriculum for the entire year. They identified potential hurdles and provided strategies for overcoming them. Tina, Dan, and Amy also shared resources for successfully implementing the curriculum. 

Click here to access the recording. See slides below. 

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Webinar: Viewing Elementary Computational Thinking from Different Perspectives

Computational thinking in elementary grades has so many possibilities! We joined Community Ambassador, Nancy McGowan, and guests on Thursday, September 26th @ 6:30pm Central/7:30pm Eastern as they explored computational thinking integration through literacy, mathematics, and computer science. 

Click here to access the recording. See slides below. 

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