New Computer Science Professional Development Workshop – December 4

Computer Science Professional Development for K-3 Teachers

Saturday, December 4, 2021 | 9:00AM-12:00PM

UNO Oliver St. Pe’/TRAC Center

GNO STEM is happy to announce a professional development opportunity for teachers of grades K-3 in the area of computer science utilizing research-based, effective instructional methods and promoting problem-solving, critical thinking, and collaborative learning.

Upon completion of the workshop, teachers will be prepared to deliver computer science instruction during Computer Science Education Week, December 6-12, 2021, as well as throughout the remainder of the school year.

The 3-hour long professional development will include the following:

  • 1-hour training on the use of Bee-Bots, hand-held computers used by young students to learn coding. Teachers will receive a Bee-Bot computer and coding cards to bring back to their class.
  • 1-hour training on an “unplugged” activity requiring no computer, where students use coding cards to complete a task.
  • 1-hour training in using Tinkercad, a free web app that teaches 3D design, electronics, and coding and exposes young children to thinking three-dimensionally while manipulating shapes to create a design.

Teachers participating in the workshop will receive a $100 stipend upon completion of the PD. There is a $20 refundable deposit that will be refunded to teachers upon completion of the PD. Space is limited, so sign up now!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/204689420567

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