Professional Development Workshops

The following courses can be taught in a single workshop, a full day or over multiple days. They can be combined or separated.  We also design workshops around the specific learning needs of teachers and schools.

coding and computational thinking unplugged 

Learn and teach coding concepts without the problems that come with managing a classroom full of devices.

computational and lateral thinking across the curriculum 

CODiNG AND DESIGN

Learn key concepts in computer science, computational thinking and coding. After an introduction to design thinking, participate in an app idea design sprint.

Game Play and Coding in the Curriculum: unplugged
 

Learn to teach basic coding terms using dice and cards. Then move on to creating board games to teach programming and computational thinking that integrate with your curriculum or unit of study.

Learn and teach cross-curricular strategies where students analyze and solve real world inquiry questions. Integrate ADST curricula, social studies, science, art, and more.

Integrating Coding in Social Studies and Language Arts
 

This workshop can also be broken down into a single workshop for Language Arts teachers or Social Studies teachers.We follow these workshops up with dozens of links and resources and online support. 

Maker Day: Coding Apps and Websites with Scratch, App Lab and Mozilla 

Learn how to create stories, animations, websites, games, and simple apps and programs with free programs like Scratch, Mozilla Thimble, and App Lab. Teach students to express their learning in different subject areas using coding.