Workshop: Code Kids

Give your students a boost in learning this in-demand skill. Explore the basics of coding including functions, loops, conditionals and de-bugging through both plugged and unplugged activities.

Major Concepts to Be Explored: 

  • What is coding and why is it important? 
  • How is coding related to technology such as cell phones, computers, video games, etc.? 
  • What is computer science? What is a programmer? 
  • What is an algorithm? 
  • What are bugs and how do programmers fix them?  

21st Century Skills:  

Participants will be able to:

  • Communicate by sharing thoughts, questions, ideas, and solutions 

  • Collaborate by working together to reach a goal – putting talent, expertise, and smarts to work 

  • Think critically by looking at problems in a new way and linking learning across subjects and disciplines 

  • Create, innovate, and invent by trying new approaches when presented with a challenge

Goals of the Workshop: 

Students will be able to: 

  • Understand what coding is and why it is important 

  • Understand what a programmer does 

  • Complete a variety of coding activities  

  • Find and fix bugs in code

Methods and Activities:  

  •  Students will learn about the importance of coding. 
  • Students will participate in both “plugged” and “unplugged” coding activities.

Key Vocabulary: 

Code, Program, Programmer, Algorithm, Loop, Conditional, Bug, Debug, Variable, Function 

 Set-up Requirements:  

  • Teaching/presentation space must be accessible via wheeled cart. 

  • Preference is a large room with tables for students to work in small groups (approx. 4 students/table). 

  • Access to at least 4 outlets.  

  • Strong Wi-Fi is preferred but not required. 

  • Approximate set-up time is 1 hour. 

  • Approximate clean-up time is 30 min.  

Call to Book

704.372.6261 x300
  • Grades 3 - 5
  • Duration: 6 one-hour sessions
  • call for pricing
  • maximum 25 students

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