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What is TeacherCon?

August 17 – 19, 2021

We want to empower you, educators across Canada, to confidently teach computer science in your classroom or extracurricular program! We’re excited to bring you our fourth annual TeacherCon,  a multi-day conference experience for educators in the Canadian school system. Since 2018, TeacherCon has provided over 4,000 educators with lesson plans, activities and fun ways to introduce coding & computer science into the classroom.

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About TeacherCon 2021

This year (again), TeacherCon 2021 will be completely virtual! Between August 17th – 19th and you will be able to customize your own experience! This year, we’re offering new experiences for educators teaching kindergarten to grade 9, whether you’re teaching computer science for the first time at any grade level or have been doing it for years. We’ll be sharing how to tie computer science to language, math and the arts! There will be exciting keynotes and guest speakers every day! 

Plus you’ll get access to our Online Learning Tool!

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Exciting speakers, keynotes & webinars

  • Check back for more details!

What can teachers expect this year?

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Virtual hands-on training

True to all of our learning experiences, we’re running beginner-friendly workshops that are social, collaborative, project-based and hands-on to help you start teaching computer science.

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Resources to keep learning and start teaching

If you’re teaching computer science for the first time, you’re in luck! We have some amazing resources to help you continue your learning journey and prepare you to teach your students. Plus you’ll get access to our Online Learning Tool!

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Learn curriculum tie-ins!

We have workshops for each grade level tied to language, math, and the arts – showing you how to bring computer science into your classroom tied to subjects you’re already teaching!

Agenda

  • 12:30 PM ETRegistration & Set Up
  • 12:45 PM ETWelcome & Opening Keynote
  • 1:30 PM ETBREAK
  • 2:00 PM ET – Workshops: “Coding x Literacy / Language Arts”
    • K-3 Educators (EN): “Rhyme Time with ScratchJr”
    • Grades 4-6 Educators (EN): “Learn on the Land: Coding for Environmental Stewardship”
    • Grades 7-9 Educators (EN): “Creating with CoSpaces”
    • Grades 7-9 Educators (FR): “Découvrez l’IA”
  • 5:00 PM ET – END

  • 1:00 PM ETWebinar/Keynote
    • Youth Voices in Education panel
    • Teaching on TikTok webinar
  • 1:30 PM ETBREAK
  • 2:00 PM ET – Workshops: “Coding x Math”
    • K-3 Educators (EN): “Bugs in our Sequence”
    • Grades 4-6 Educators (EN): “Data, Probability, and Algebra through Coding for Junior Grades”
    • Grades 7-9 Educators (EN): “Bringing Coding to Life in the Ontario Grades 7-9 Math Curriculum”
    • K-3 Educators (FR): “Un bogue dans la séquence”
  • 5:00 PM ET – END

  • 1:00 PM ETWebinar/Keynote
    • Ask An Educator panel
    • Amazon Future Engineer webinar
  • 1:30 PM ETBREAK
  • 2:00 PM ET – Workshops: “Coding x the Arts”
    • K-3 Educators (EN): “Coding for Improv, Drama, Music, and Movement”
    • Grades 4-6 Educators (EN): “Making Music with micro:bit”
    • Grades 7-9 Educators (EN): “Turtle Art with Python”
    • Grades 4-6 Educators (FR): “L’avenir du Canada en réalité virtuelle (A-Frame)”
  • 5:00 PM ET – Closing Keynote Speaker
  • 5:30 PM ET – END

Sign up!

Upon receipt of your registration, you will be enrolled in our conference platform, Accelevents. You will also be registered into our Learning Tool where both prep work will be available prior to the conference and hands-on learning will happen to complement the conference experience.

Please expect to receive these emails within 7 business days and please check your junk folder in the event they are directed there. 

Thank you!

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