Teaching 6-8 Comp. Science (Workshop)

This workshop will be presented in an online format. 

This workshop has two main aims – bring educators up-to-date on computer science grade 6 – 8 standards in Indiana and build skills and knowledge in content and pedagogy needed to meet the standards. The workshop is broken into three, two-hour sessions – Getting Started with Indiana State Standards, Teaching as Stand-alone or Special and Integrating with Math and Science. The first session includes the following: exploration of 6-8 computer science standards, preparing students for computer science iLEARN questions, state of Indiana resources, other online resources and a road map for meeting standards in existing courses (including in a stand-alone special or technology course). The second and third sessions explore the road map in detail through use of existing resources and developing case studies that can be used in existing courses. Click Here for Learning Outcomes.

Prerequisite: No previous computer science experience will be assumed. Attendees will benefit from having a functioning laptop but it is not required.

Workshops are designed to be regional professional development opportunities. Teachers may register for any available workshop that is not within their region; however, STEM Teach does not reimburse for travel expenses.

Indiana State University

Instructors: Jeff Kinne, Ph.D. jkinne@indstate.edu

Devon Kinne

Credit Hours: 6 PGP

Date: 6/10/2020 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

Location: Online

Teacher Level: Grade 6-8