Hands-on CS Devices/hardware PD with Curriculum Integration

16 Feb 2023 9:00 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Montclair State University
Full-day sessions - limited space!! - NO CHARGE!
Funded by NJ-DOE CS Grants
All workshops at: PRISM, 1515 Broad Street, Bloomfield NJ
Bring your devices and learn how to use them effectively in your classroom!
All workshops will be 9am-3pm 
Lunch provided
5.5 PD hours

Makey Makey

Friday, March 3, 2023

A hands-on experience in invention literacy. Participants will learn what a Makey Makey is, how it works, how to use it with the Scratch programming tool, and best classroom practices.  They will then learn ways to create an interactive learning experience for their students.  The workshop will end with participants engaging in a design thinking challenge similar to what they may create for their students.

Sphero - Bolt and Little Bits 

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Including intro to Sphero and computational thinking, programming with the Bolt, building confidence using littleBits, classroom management techniques while working with robots, creating content for varying grade and ability levels.

Kibo - Operational skills and in-depth curriculum integration 

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Including an intro to KIBO and its research foundation, constructing your own KIBO, overview of the KinderLab curriculum and how KIBO will be integrated into your own classroom.

Arduino - Intro to Coding

Thursday, March 23, 2023

We’ll explore how Arduino CTC Go! Core Module can be used to effectively address New Jersey’s Computer Science and Design Thinking standards for high school students. We’ll cover topics such as:   

  • Setting up your class and accessing the CTC Go! content   
  • What’s in the kit? – Exploring the CTC Go! hardware   
  • Overview of the lessons, guided projects, and self-directed projects   
  • Creating programmable electronic devices    
  • Using the Arduino Software (IDE) (Integrated Development Environment) to write, compile, and transfer code   
  • How CTC Go! addresses specific New Jersey Computer Science and Design Thinking standards   
  • Tips for implementation and troubleshooting


Professional development is funded by the Computer Science for All: Expanding Professional Learning (HUB Grant) (22E00173) and the by Computer Science for All: Implementing the 2020 Computer Science Student Learning Standards(22E00178)

Questions: Feel free to contact us at K12CSED@montclair.edu or call 973-655-7753. 

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