Scratch is a free, block-based programming environment that is perfect for introducing code to the classroom. It is a great educational tool for building fun and creative projects, like video games, animations, digital art, and more. Scratch’s slogan is "Imagine, Program, Share,” and there’s an entire online community behind it, where learners can explore projects by other “scratchers” and collaborate with others.
In this workshop, we’ll explore a variety of coding concepts and practices, while experiencing example Scratch lessons and becoming more familiar with the tool. We’ll also cover topics like assessment, lesson planning, and going “unplugged” - in addition to sharing some awesome (free!) resources to help you get started with using Scratch in the classroom.
Laptops/ computers for workshop
Kim is a lifetime learner who always wants to know the how and the why. She’s a graphic designer by trade, artistic by nature and an instructor by fate. As an ex-figure skater, she’ll always be a dedicated coach for both kids and adults - both on and off the ice. Watching someone’s eyes light up as they figure out they are capable of overcoming challenging obstacles is one of the most rewarding things in Kim’s life.
Steve joined Canada Learning Code in the spring of 2018, having previously enjoyed a career in television post-production. He brings his love of storytelling and audience engagement to every workshop… and also dad jokes, lots and lots of dad jokes!