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Young Computational Thinkers: Unplugged Coding and Computational Thinking K-6
Presented by: Candace Beaton
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Session Location:
Central Alberta Regional Consortium 8 Page Avenue, Red Deer, AB
About the Session:

Educators are increasingly being tasked with teaching coding and computational thinking to young students. This hands-on, interactive workshop aims to develop an understanding of computational thinking and the related skills and competencies through the exploration of relevant, ready-to-use activities that connect to a variety of curriculum areas.

Through participation in this workshop, educators will:

  • Engage in unplugged activities that focus on developing students’ skills of decomposition, abstraction, pattern recognition, algorithmic thinking and logic;
  • Gain access to the activities that are explored, along with materials lists and supporting resources, so they can complete the activities with their students;
  • Discover how to build upon what they already do in their classrooms to develop the foundational knowledge students need to become computational thinkers; and,
  • Collaborate with colleagues and engage in meaningful discussions related to digital literacy and computational thinking.
About the Presenter(s):
Candace Beaton

Candace Beaton has her Bachelor of Education and is currently an Education Program Consultant for Let's Talk Science. Prior to her role with this national, charitable organization, Candace was an elementary classroom teacher as well as an Education Consultant with SMART Technologies where she spent much of her time helping teachers effectively integrate technology into their teaching. In her role with Let's Talk Science, Candace is responsible for creating and delivering hands-on/minds-on professional development sessions that aim to provide strategies for teachers to engage students in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Cancellation Policy:

Request for cancellation or refund must be received in writing (fax/email) at the CARC office a minimum of 7 FULL days prior to the event start, or registration fees will apply and refunds will not be issued. If you are unable to attend a session and unable to provide seven FULL days’ notice, please feel free to delegate an alternate to attend in your place. CARC also reserves the right to cancel an event within the 7 calendar days due to unforeseen circumstances such as facility closures, terrorist threats, natural disasters or extreme inclement weather (-35 C or colder). Cancellation notices should be sent to npenney@carcpd.ab.ca.

Registration Deadline: April 21, 2020
Cost: $50.00
Focus(es): Literacy
Grade Level(s): K-6
Audience: Teachers, coaches, subject leads