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Scratch or Python Coding - Hackathon Style

Join us for a fun, non-competitive, hackathon style coding workshop using your choice of block based Scratch or text based Python. Open to educators at all levels of coding experience, the workshop is designed to strengthen coding skills while also learning and sharing resources on CS education and best teaching practices with other educators.

We will start by sharing lesson ideas and best practices and then do some short projects together, to learn and review programming concepts. We will then break into groups (or work individually) to work in 'Hackathon' style on some coding challenges and share ways to solve them.

This workshop will help build your own coding skills and empower you to help students understand concepts in different ways. You will learn how to differentiate to reach all students in your classroom. Teachers in all grades, subjects and coding levels are welcome. You will also get an opportunity to interact with other teachers in the area and learn and share resources on CS tools and pedagogy.

Thanks to the generous funding from Microsoft, the workshop AND parking are available to Bay Area educators for a $25 registration fee. Register NOW before the limited spots fill up!

Date:  Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time:  9:00 am to 12 noon

Location:  KCI, Foothill College,
12345 El Monte Rd. Los Altos Hills, CA

Cost:  $25.00

Instructor:  Sheena Vaidyanathan has been teaching computer science in California public schools for 8+ years and has extensive experience with K-8 curriculum development and professional development. Prior to her teaching career, Sheena worked in Silicon Valley's technology industry. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in computer science as well as a California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Math. She has presented at several conferences and writes articles on CS education.

Questions? Contact Liane Freeman at ude.adhfnull@smargorp.