LISD to host free coding training for teachers

LISD to host free coding training for teachers!
Posted on 07/10/2018
Lockhart ISD is excited to share with you an opportunity for FREE training for PK-8 teachers to learn how to teach students how to code! (Teachers who teach other grades can also attend, but the curriculum is geared for younger students.) 

Not only is this FREE training, it is a training good for everyone, even those with zero experience coding. Plus, you will walk away with a "Teacher's Manual" and will be provided with manipulatives to teach many of the lessons modeled in the training!

It will take place Saturday, August 11, at the ML Cisneros Education Support Center at 419 Bois D'Arc St., Lockhart, TX 78644. 


Vanessa Jones, the instructor, is an Instructional Technology Design Coach for the Austin Independent School District in Austin,Texas and was one of the writers for the K-12 Computer Science Frameworks. She is currently a Code.org elementary and middle school facilitator for the CS Fundamentals and the CS Discoveries programs and has trained hundreds of educators in computer science basics. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Hour of Code and CS Edu Week. Ms. Jones is a Discovery Education Star Educator and a PBS National online facilitator as well as an Educational Ambassador for BrainPOP, Seesaw and Discovery Education.

"Code.org has developed a curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing - at no cost for schools. The courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged” activities that require no computer at all. Each course consists of about 20 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. Even kindergarten-aged pre-readers can participate. The workshop will prepare you to teach the Code Studio courses for grades Pre-K-8. Workshop attendees will receive a bag of Code.org swag, PD certificate and printed curriculum guide containing course lesson plans. You will also receive a certificate of completion, as well as the opportunity to order additional free classroom supplies for the unplugged activities. Please remember to bring your own device as well as a charger. "

Learn more and register now at:  
https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/4042/enroll 

Questions? Feel free to contact me at Zandra.Clay@lockhart.txed.net.

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