Full Day Workshops

Full day workshops run from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm on Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center on the Iowa Events Center campus. Lunch is included with a full day workshop. Credit is not available for the workshops.

Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals (Free Workshop)

This workshop will provide an introduction to computer science, pedagogy, overview of Code.org’s recently updated online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Workshops will be taught by Code.org facilitators in Iowa, and will prepare you to teach the Code Studio courses for grades K-5. For more information about Code.org’s goals and approach to courses, please see our curriculum values and our professional learning values. See what else you’ll get from attending a workshop.

Claim your spot at https://studio.code.org/pd/workshops/4153/enroll

Presenter:  Ann Nicholson
Strand:  Computer Science, Professional Development
Audience: Classroom Teachers
Max Audience Size:  32
Price:  FREE!  Code.org covers the cost of this workshop and lunch for all attendees.

Go Beyond Code With Sphero

Sphero’s goal of inspiring the creators of tomorrow begins with you! In this full day workshop, participants will go beyond code with Sphero to learn how to empower and equip students with programming, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

This immersive and hands-on workshop will help teachers get the ball rolling with Sphero and experience one of the best ways to integrate STEAM into any classroom. You will experience block programming, engineering, and a whole lot of fun! Included in the workshop is a Free Sphero BOLT robot that you can take back to your students.

Presenter:  Nate Ubowski
Strand:  Digital Teaching Tools, Professional Development, Computer Science
Audience: K-8 Classroom Teachers, Instructional Coaches
Max Audience Size: 20
Price:  $150