ONLINE Pro-D Day – Coding for Your Classroom
What is Coding for Your Classroom all about?
In response to COVID-19, we are moving this event online! This event will help grade 6-9 teachers learn how to incorporate computer science and coding activities into their classrooms. Content will be focused on easy-to-implement computer science activities appropriate to the grade level and connected to the BC curriculum. We will be focusing on Design Thinking and Artificial Intelligence. As a group, we will go through some of the foundational concepts of design thinking and artificial intelligence, and then we will all learn activities that can be used to incorporate these topics into your curriculum (both online and in-person). This will be an interactive workshop with a combination of presented content and small group discussions – expect to be busy and engaged!
Date: Friday, May 15, 2020
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm PDT
Audience: Grades 6 – 9 BC Teachers, but anyone who is interested is welcome to join. No background experience or previous knowledge is required and the activities presented will integrate technology in an interdisciplinary way.
Platform: The session will be hosted on Zoom. Once signed up, you will receive a link to the session the week of the Pro-D.
Speakers: Geering Up is excited to have two fantastic guest speakers join this session: Ramy Nassar, Partner at 1000 Days Out, is an engineer, designer and maker with years of experience leading strategy and design teams, combining tools and practices from Design Thinking and Artificial Intelligence to create innovative solutions. Caitlin Quarrington, Senior Manager of Education at Actua leads professional development and content development programs at a national level.