The Design Thinking process stresses empathy, ideating and rapid prototyping with proven, achievable and repeatable results. Design Thinking is about wanting to make a difference, through a proven process that creates relevant solutions with positive impacts. During this course you will complete a design challenge that is teacher focused and teacher designed.
Whether this is your first design project or your fifth, this course will help you address challenges in your classroom, school or community. We will be designing new solutions for the classroom, schools, students and teachers. So come and step out of your comfort zone, learn how to get unstuck, break your routine, become more intent about your design process, and gain confidence in your creative abilities to believe in an educational future that starts with “what if” instead of “whats wrong.”
The KCI Continuing Computer Science (CS) Saturday workshop will help teachers who have some experience with CS and coding further develop their knowledge. It will support teachers at all grade levels to integrate computer science into their content areas and/or teach computer science as a separate class.
In this hands-on, 6-hour workshop, teachers will develop more confidence in their own coding skills and will learn about new tools and curriculum resources to take their computer science knowledge to the next level. In addition to content, they will learn teaching strategies and best practices from experienced computer science teachers leading the workshops.
This course is for teachers who have either attended previous KCI CS workshop or have some experience in coding and CS and want to deepen their skills. All grade and subject area teachers are welcome.