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New! Discover Coding Workshop for Teachers

A fun workshop featuring hands-on activities using a variety of coding software and hardware. 

Chaffey Joint Union High School District
FAQ: Discover Coding Workshop for Teachers

Why do teachers need this workshop?

We have seen an explosion in the number of software and hardware available to teach coding to children. We have tried a bunch. Some of it is good and some of it is disappointing to use. We have included our favorites to save teachers time and frustration along with a fantastic level of support.

 

What will we do in the Discover Coding Workshop for Teachers?

Our experienced instructors will lead participants through a step by step and hands-on introduction to using some of the most popular software and hardware available to teach coding. 

 

How long is the workshop?

The workshop is four hours long. 

 

How large is the class size?

We keep the maximum class size to 20 people so you will get the help and attention you need. 

 

What is the minimum class size?

The minimum class size is 5 people. 

 

How much does the workshop cost?

The program fee is $199.99 per person.

 

What are the technical requirements?

A computer lab that will have a computer available for every person participating. Windows compatible computers are preferred but not required. Mac OS is acceptable, however, mobile devices like iPads, Chromebooks, and Android tablets are not compatible with some of the software.  Kids That Code reserves the right to alter, change, or substitute content in order to successfully deliver instruction or activities. The computers should be able to access the Internet and have working speakers. A projector or large monitor should also be available for the lead instructor. 

 

When are the classes held?

The classes can be scheduled during the week or weekend at your site or ours. Classes held at Cal State San Bernardino will usually take place on the weekend and subject to computer lab availability.

 

How do I get more information?

You can email us at info@kidsthatcode.org or call us at 909-475-7706

 

Most Popular! Coding Crash Course for Teachers

An accelerated and detailed program to give teachers the essential knowledge required to teach children computer programming

Coding

Crash 

Course

For Teachers

 

How to teach Computer Programming to Kids When You Know Nothing about Computer Programming! 

 

 

 

2 Day Course

What will you do after
the Hour of Code?
  • No prior experience or knowledge required

  • Focus on hands-on activities in the computer lab.

  • Small class size for maximum interaction

  • Learn basic principles of computer programming so you can teach more effectively. 

  • We help explain and unlock the true power of the Scratch® program

  • Our instructors come to your site or you can come to our computer lab at Cal State San Bernardino

  • Tips, tricks, and best practices

  • Hardware & software review

  • What to do after the Hour of Code

  • Reference material provided

  • Certificate of completion

San Bernardino City Unified School District
FAQ: Coding Crash Course for Teachers

I know absolutely nothing about computer programming. Will your class help me understand the basics of computer programming?

Hey, you don't really need a computer science degree to direct kids to a website and have them follow tutorials. However, your students will have many questions that you may struggle to answer. Consequently, it would help a LOT if you knew some basic computer programming concepts and principles among other things. We teach you what you need to know to have a basic understanding of what is happening when coding in Scratch.

 

Why should I pay for your class when there are plenty of free resources?

Actually, when we first started out we used free resources ourselves. However, after years of teaching computer programming to kids, we learned a whole lot more. We will show you what worked and what did not to save you time, money, and frustration.

 

I like hands-on activities because I learn better when someone can show me what to do. Will your instructors help me?

We are the same way too! Most of the time will be spent hands-on in either your computer lab or ours. We prefer less lecturing and more showing you what you need to know. 

 

How long is the workshop?

The 2 day workshop includes 8 hours of total instruction (4 hours each day). Of course, the start and end times will be customized to fit your schedule. The workshop can also be customized to spread over a specific length of time if necessary. 

 

What is the instructor to student ratio?

10 to 1

 

What is the minimum class size?

The minimum class size is 5 people. 

 

How much does the workshop cost?

The program fee is $499.99 per person.

 

What are the technical requirements?

A computer lab that will have a computer available for every person participating. The computers can be either a PC or Mac with an updated operating system. The computers should be able to access the Internet and have working speakers. A projector or large monitor should also be available for the instructor. 

 

When are the classes held?

The classes can be scheduled during the week or weekend at your site or ours. Classes held at Cal State San Bernardino will usually take place on the weekend and subject to computer lab availability.

 

 

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