Scratch for Educators (EN):
This workshop is intended to prepare you to teach our Animating an Emoji with Scratch lesson plan. Teach it during Canada Learning Code Week (Dec. 5-11) to unlock Emoji World! Your students will get to envision and express themselves in this world through their favourite emojis, representing the big impact we can make when we collectively code. Learn more about Canada Learning Code Week here and during this workshop!
Why learn Scratch?
Scratch is a free, block-based programming environment that is perfect for introducing code to the classroom. It is a great educational tool for building fun and creative projects, like video games, animations, digital art, and more. Scratch’s slogan is "Imagine, Program, Share,” and there’s an entire online community behind it, where learners can explore projects by other “scratchers” and collaborate with others.
In this workshop, we’ll explore a variety of coding concepts and practices, while experiencing example Scratch lessons and becoming more familiar with the tool. We’ll also cover topics like assessment, lesson planning, and going “unplugged” - in addition to sharing some awesome (free!) resources to help you get started with using Scratch in the classroom.
None! This workshop is designed for beginners.
About Our Teachers Learning Code Program
Our Teachers Learning Code program has been designed for educators with little to no coding experience to be able to teach coding fundamentals to their students. We offer various learning experiences such as workshops and conferences that provide educators with guides, training, and lesson planning tools to help them introduce code and computational thinking to their students.No coding experience necessary - our Teachers Learning Code program is designed for absolute beginners.
- An awesome lead instructor and industry mentors!