Hays-Porter Elementary School hosted today, June 9, 2015, a "train the trainer" workshop for teachers & volunteers to teach computer science to K-5 kids, provided by Code.org.
Code.org has developed an elementary school 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.
This high-quality professional development workshop was led by Code.org K-5 Facilitators, who are experienced computer science educators.
Workshops last 6-7 hours and prepare the participants to teach the Code Studio courses for grades K-5. Attendees also received free classroom supplies to teach the course.
This is only the 2nd time that this workshop is taking place in Cincinnati, and in both cases, it was held in the West End community. Last year, it was hosted by the Taft Information Technology High School.
We appreciate the help of Hays-Porter Elementary School Principal, Ms. McClain, in making this event possible again in West End!
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