Coding in Classroom

Workshop for B.Ed. candidates
Saturday, 24 March 2018 - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
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Michelle Hagerman
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Free of charge
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All B.Ed. candidates at the University of Ottawa are invited to attend this FREE, interactive, day-long workshop. Designed to align with International Standards for Computer Science teachers published by ISTE ( and financed through a federal CanCode Grant, this day will introduce teacher candidates to foundational concepts in computational thinking and present a range of practical ideas for integrating coding into their classroom practice.

The day is designed and led by Jonathan Weber, a computer engineer and doctoral candidate in education, and Professor Michelle Schira Hagerman. During the morning, participants will explore the affordances and constraints of a range of coding tools — BeeBots, Ozobots, Makey Makey & Scratch, and CARL 6 Robots. During the afternoon, participants will learn to write basic programs in Python. Lunch will be provided and every participant will receive a certificate of participation. Although we will have some laptops available for use, it is recommended that participants bring their own laptop.