Course Code: SI-11
Part 1 – August 5 2021; Part 2 – August 12, 2021
In this two-part OTF Summer Institute, participants will investigate the role of coding and computational thinking, while exploring mathematical concepts in Grades 4-9. Learning activities that we will consider come from the newly-developed resources available for teachers to support the use of computational thinking and coding in the classroom. This Institute will act as an introduction to help participants increase their comfort with the coding and computational thinking expectations. Participants will learn how to plan and test coding projects alongside their students and become familiar with coding vocabulary, processes, and tools to support student-centered and project-based learning. Together, we will learn how to select tools and instructional strategies to support learning goals. Some tools to be used throughout the Institute include: Python, Google Colab, MakeCode, Scratch, Pencil Code, and more. This Summer Institute is facilitated by members of the Association for Computer Studies Educators (ACSE), a subject/division association in Ontario.
Presenters: Peter Beens & Grant Hutchison
This two-part Institute takes place on August 5, 2021 and August 12, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
*You only have to register for the first session if the institute you have selected is two parts. You will automatically be registered for both parts of the institute.
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** A Zoom link will be sent in a separate email with login information one day before the institute**
- August 5, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm