Organizing a programming workshop may be exactly what you need to get your school excited about programming. In this week’s chat, we talk about what works best, and how to structure your very own coding workshop.
Q1: What are the benefits of student/educator/parent coding workshops?
Q2: What types of coding workshops have you organized or attended in the past?
Q3 PART A: What did you like best about these workshops?
Q3 PART B: What could have been done differently, or where could these workshops improve?
Q4 PART A: What activities work best for a student coding workshop?
Q4 PART B: What content should be covered in a coding workshop for educators?
Q5: How do you organize/structure a workshop to help build excitement around programming?
Join us Tuesdays at 8pm EST on Twitter for #KidsCanCode Programming Education Chat
It’s been awhile in the making, but we are proud to announce that the new Kodable Curriculum is now LIVE and can be accessed right from your Kodable Teacher Dashboard! To explore these exciting new changes simply:
2. Login to your Teacher Account in the top right hand corner:
3. And voilà! Welcome to your new Kodable Programming Curriculum!
What’s included in the new Kodable Programming Curriculum?
Thousands of educators have been teaching their students basic programming concepts with Kodable for over a year. The focus of the new Kodable Programming Curriculum is to make teaching these coding concepts even easier.
Organized by concept, the new Kodable Programming Curriculum is a step-by-step guide to teaching your students the basics of programming.
Teaching Programming by Concept
The Kodable Programming Curriculum covers the most important programming concepts for beginners:
Variables (Coming Soon!)
Teaching programming concepts can often be intimidating, and sometimes it is difficult to know where to start.
In the new Kodable Programming Curriculum we divide each programming concept into digestible and time efficient units. These units are also chock-full of teaching resources to help you along the way:
Concept Learning Guides
Lesson Answer Keys
Brand New Programming Lessons
To supplement the new Kodable Programming Curriculum we have also added brand new Kodable lessons for the following programming concepts:
More coming soon!
Over the course of the next few months, we will be adding resources and making improvements to the curriculum. So keep an eye out for future updates!
We all come from different educational backgrounds, teach many subjects, and have varying responsibilities–but we do have one thing in common. We all teach CS/programming! Let’s chat about our roles as CS educators.
Q1: PART A: What subject do you teach? Classroom/homeroom teacher, special area, CS, core subject? #KidsCanCode
Q1: PART B: What is your educational background? #KidsCanCode
Q2: PART A: How much of your responsibilities consist of programming education? #KidsCanCode
Q2: PART B: Is coding part of your lesson plans, or something you added because you wanted to? #KidsCanCode
Q3: PART A: Why is it important for students to learn to code? #KidsCanCode
Q3: PART B: How would you define your role as a CS educator? #KidsCanCode
Q4: How do you define success as a CS educator? #KidsCanCode
Q5: Where do you go for your PD? How do you connect and/or collaborate with other educators? #KidsCanCode
Join us next Tuesday at 8pm for #KidsCanCode Education Chat!
Exciting news from Kodable HQ! After finishing up some major updates to Kodable Web, we are ready to release our new Teacher Dashboard! As of this moment, our new Teacher Dashboard is live and available for Public Beta in your Kodable Teacher Account.
To start using the new Kodable Dashboard, follow these instructions:
We often hear that many want to get started teaching programming, but are a little confused as to what concepts to teach. Should I start with Sequence? How do I teach conditions? Where do I go from here? This week, we reached out to the #KidsCanCode community and came up with a ton of answers as to what programming concepts to include in your coding curriculum.
Q1: What coding concepts do you teach your elementary students?
Q2: What is the best programming concept to start with when teaching beginners?
Q3: What programming concepts and corresponding activities are best suited for grades 3-5?
Q4: How do you decide what coding concepts to include in your programming curriculum or coding club?
Q5: SHARE: An elementary coding concept you connected with a core academic subject
Q6: (PART 1) Share a programming concept you wish you knew more about.
Q6: (PART 2) How will you learn more about this coding concept? Suggested resources?
What do you want to chat about next week?
We are always taking suggestions for #KidsCanCode Chat topics. If you have an idea, take a moment to share it with us –> #KidsCanCode Chat Suggestions
Join us for #KidsCanCode Education Chat EVERY Tuesday 8pm EST