About This Workshop
Learn how you can inspire your students to discover computer science principles in a fun and engaging way! This 1-day, in-person MIE Teacher Academy provides you an overview of Creative Coding through Games and Apps (CCGA) curriculum and prepares you to teach several units of the semester-length course as well provide an orientation to the later curriculum units. If you have the opportunity and desire to bring creative coding to your middle or early secondary school students, this workshop is for you!
*Please bring a device to work on for the day. ANY device can be used for this workshop*
- Learn about Touch Develop and the span of coding concepts addressed in the course.
- Gain awareness of all course materials and how to use them. This includes general teaching approach, preparing and presenting lessons, making use of all curricular resources, and flexible course delivery options.
- Learn how to teach the several units of the course. This will provide you the hands-on experience to understand the course flow.
- Understand further preparations that may be needed to be ready to teach the full course. This includes gaining proficiency in Touch Develop, gaining knowledge about coding concepts to stay one step ahead, and further study of the course resources to be ready to use them on a daily basis.