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Sunday, June 3 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Computational Thinking and Coding in the Classroom

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Teaching 21st century skills is a cornerstone of today's education.  These skills often include items such as: critical and creative thinking; media and technology literacy; and working in a collaborative and flexible environment. How does coding and computer science fit in?  Is it really necessary that everyone learn to code?

In this hands on workshop we will tackle this thorny question and explore a number of approaches taken at MICDS to include coding and computer science in the middle/high school curriculum.  We'll discuss what has worked and what has not.

A number of computing environments will be available for testing and exploration by attendees during the workshop.  No coding experience is needed.

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Janet Purdy

Math Faculty, MICDS
Janet Purdy has taught Computer Science and Mathematics at MICDS for the past 11 years. She mentors small teams of students in independent study courses pursuing advanced coding principles, as well as mentoring teams in extra curricular hack-a-thon events. She has presented on how... Read More →

Sunday June 3, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm CDT