Professional Development


Coding in the Classroom

Hack Miramar, Enterprise Miramar Peninsula, and MakerBox have teamed up with Scots College to host a Coding in the Classroom professional development session.  Thanks to support from Wellington City Council we are able to provide this session free of charge to interested educators in Wellington City.

 

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We Will Provide:

  Ways to incorporate coding into pre-existing lessons

  Step-by-step guidance on teaching your first lesson using the Scratch programming language

  Experience coding your own video game and creating a game controller under the guidance of a skilled mentor

  Ways coding can boost student confidence and prepare them for the future

  Access to lesson plans, handouts, and tutorials that can be adapted for any classroom

This session is for all interested educators in Wellington.  Coding in the classroom isn’t just for IT teachers or the technologically advanced educator.  Video game programming is a great way to engage students as they learn core concepts such as variables and operators or as they develop important storytelling skills.

The visual and hands-on nature of coding speaks directly to the mind of a non-traditional learner and can provide a huge confidence boost to students as they discover that they not only understand these concepts but that they can teach them to others.

 

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