CS Discoveries 5-Day Summer Workshop '20

I have learned how useful the Lesson Plan for Teachers is and how convenient it will be when teaching my classes.

The instructors have been extremely kind and helpful. They have made this class very enjoyable. They are always willing to answer all of my questions. After jumping back into teaching science after 20 years, they made the transition very easy. CODE does an excellent job with the lessons and lesson planning and I now see through the forum there are a lot more resources available to use if needed.

This workshop has been so helpful in giving me ideas that I can bring into my classroom. The instructors have been great!

I too was unsure about of how the Virtual Learning-CS Discoveries 5 Day Summer Workshop would turn out. However, I was very excited to learn how to successfully teach many of the lesson virtually to students and incorporate Pear Deck or Near Pod to make the activities more of an interactive experience with the students.

Loved this workshop - our facilitators took the challenge and made it work for all of us!

I really enjoyed having hands on work and being in pairs to help walk through it. THe Grid helps out a lot with plotting points.

This has made me so much more comfortable with taking on computer science as a teacher. Our facilitators were great! It really does show that we use these concepts across the board.

I have really enjoyed this workshop- I feel more comfortable with computer science in general, how the lessons are set up, how to use code.org with students, and also ways to provide virtual learning through Zoom thanks to the examples of our facilitators and other members of the workshop!

I have enjoyed my time in the new online version of the 5-day summer workshop. I loved the new virtual Paired Programming option!! Thank you Code.org!!

I think the workshop was a big adjustment going online, but I still found the facilitators extremely helpful and nice, and working through Zoom with the breakout rooms and with code.org’s paired programming option - you were still able to kind of get the ‘classroom’ feel.

I have learned how to use the code.org curriculum with students, and I have learned some new facilitation techniques for teaching computer science.

I Learned a lot about the resources available on Code.org - I liked the paired programming feature wasn’t aware that was an option.

I learned about all the available resources on Code.org as well as how to best navigate the website as a teacher.

I am learning how students would feel.

Even in a virtual environment, I learned a great deal about how Code.org can support my currculum and and my students. I was able to learn from others plus I had time on my own to explore that might not have been possible in a face-to-face meeting.

I learned that even though we are not person-to-person, the facilitators made it work, and I learned more about Computer Science in general as well as gaining access to so many wonderful resources to guide me along the way as I delve into this area even more!

I learned that there is a HUGE amount of resources on code.org to help teach this course!

This online workshop was useful in learning how to become proficient in using the Code.org, specifically CS discoveries resources. I feel more confident in my ability to deliver the class to a student group as a club or class.

This is Day 5 of our 6-Day workshop and I am grateful to have gone through lessons, a plethora of resources in the Teacher Forum, collaboration/networking with other VA teachers, a 100% virtual course experience to prepare for the upcoming school year, and excellent information presented from our instructors: Michael Crespo, Susan Jinks, and Pam Fayman. This course used Zoom as the virtual meeting place (classroom) where we received instruction, guidance, and academic material via links through chat or Google presentations. I am glad to be a “student” as it gives me insight on how to manage my upcoming virtual classes this Fall.

I have learned how to navigate the curriculum and the lesson plans that are available for us. I’ve been able to brainstorm ways to extend the lessons as well.