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Workshop Description: 

Did you know that teaching coding is more accessible and engaging than ever, empowering both students and educators? You do not need to be a tech wizard to teach coding; with the right guidance, anyone can empower students to become coding wizards themselves. Join Lauren Boucher for this hands-on, interactive workshop as she guides you through the basics of block coding and introduces you to a plethora of free coding programs that will ignite your students' passion for technology and creativity. Get ready to discover how to seamlessly integrate coding into your curriculum, making connections across subjects and enhancing student learning in exciting new ways! Lauren’s expertise in technology integration will empower you to unlock the magic of coding…from computational thinking to problem-solving skills, coding opens a world of possibilities for you and your students. 

Key Takeaways: 

  1. Explore how to introduce coding in your classroom, from kindergarten to high school, even if you have no prior experience. 
  2. Learn enchanting strategies and activities that will engage students with coding, fostering creativity and digital literacy. 
  3. Discover the art of using coding to teach problem-solving and logical thinking, empowering students with essential life skills. 
  4. Gain confidence and expertise in teaching coding, becoming a coding wizard yourself and guiding your students on a magical learning journey. 

Special Technology Instructions: 

Attendees will need access to an internet-enabled device and a personal Google account (not affiliated with their school). SimpleK12’s Google Classroom will be utilized for the interactive and hands-on components of this workshop.


Participants will have communication and collaboration and opportunities throughout the training to demonstrate their understanding of the workshop objectives and reflect on their learning.  

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