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Thursday, February 20 • 1:15pm - 4:00pm
(PRE-REG) Young Computational Thinkers: Unplugged Coding in K-6

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Educators are increasingly being tasked with teaching coding and computational thinking to young students. This hands-on, interactive workshop aims to develop an understanding of computational thinking and the related skills and competencies through the exploration of relevant, ready-to-use activities that connect to a variety of curriculum areas.

Through participation in this workshop, educators will:
• Engage in unplugged activities that focus on developing students’ skills of decomposition, abstraction, pattern recognition, algorithmic thinking and logic;
• Gain access to the activities that are explored, along with materials lists and supporting resources, so they can complete the activities with their students;
• Discover how to build upon what they already do in their classrooms to develop the foundational knowledge students need to become computational thinkers; and,
• Collaborate with colleagues and engage in meaningful discussions related to digital literacy and computational thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Candace Beaton

Candace Beaton

Education Specialist, Professional Learning, Let's Talk Science
Candace Beaton has her Bachelor of Education and is currently an Education Specialist, Professional Learning for Let's Talk Science. Prior to her role with this national, charitable organization, Candace was an elementary classroom teacher as well as an Education Consultant with SMART... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 1:15pm - 4:00pm
Telus 109 Calgary Telus Convention Centre