Teacher Pro-D Day – Computational Thinking for Your Classroom

A Professional Development Event on Computer Science and Digital Skills! Stay tuned for our next event!

Geering Up hosts professional development events focused on integrating computational thinking activities into your classroom. We will focus on three kid-tested activities based on the Provincial Curricular Competencies. Leave with ideas, inspiration, and resources to further include computational thinking in your classroom.

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In the morning we will explore the curriculum through some “unplugged” activities. After lunch and an activity fair, we will split into three groups, based on experience and familiarity of each teacher. Teachers will learn visual programming and leave with a ready to run activity for their class.

What are plugged and unplugged activities?

Plugged activities use technology, such as computers or robots. Unplugged activities do not use any technology. They reinforce computational thinking skills that students will use for technology, and in everyday life! This event will include both plugged and unplugged activities.

This event is a CanCode and Codemakers Initiative:

Thanks to CanCode, a two-year investment in coding and digital skills development from the Government of Canada, eng•cite and Geering Up will be hosting more events, workshops, and initiatives to inspire youth through innovative, experiential, and hands-on activities.

Geering Up is proud to be participating in Codemakers, a national program powered by Actua and Google. Actua’s network members at post-secondary institutions across Canada will empower 100,000 youth with critical computer science skills and prepare them for their future roles as innovators in technology.

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