STEM Teacher Professional Development
Friday, February 8, 2019
8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Student Services Center (SSC)
Coding for Non-Coders
Facilitated by: Janet Moore
You don't have to be an expert computer programmer to incorporate coding concepts into your classroom. In this workshop, participants will experience several activities that utilize foundational computer programming and robotics concepts to solve math, science, and engineering problems. Participants will explore several coding resources available to identify the best options for their classrooms and make a plan for implementing coding concepts into their classes. Participants are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to bring their own laptop device.
Please note this opportunity is only open to 8th-12th grade teachers within COD District 502. Registration is limited to the first 24 participants. Those who complete the registration form after all available slots have filled will be added to the waiting list.
If you already registered, please plan to arrive no later than 8:15 a.m. to allow adequate time to find parking. Building and Parking maps can be found by clicking here.
Connections to Illinois Learning Standards
Participants will engage in classroom activities that utilize computer programming concepts to solve math, science, and engineering problems. In addition to aligning with several content standards in mathematics, these activities will emphasize the Mathematical Practices (MP) and Science & Engineering Practices (SEP) that are integral to the new Illinois Learning Standards. Specifically, from the Standards for Mathematical Practice, the coding activities require participants/students to apply problem-solving skills (MP1), quantitative reasoning (MP2), select and use appropriate tools (MP5), recognize and use mathematical patterns (MP7, MP8), and attend to detail/precision (MP6) as they investigate mathematics and science concepts. Along the way, participants/students will utilize several Practices of Science and Engineering as they ask questions (SEP1), carry out investigations (SEP3), analyze and interpret data (SEP4), use mathematical and computational thinking (SEP5), and obtain, evaluate, and communicate information (SEP8) while designing and building programs and robots to accomplish specific goals.
Check back soon for a tentative agenda!
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