Computer Science Fundamentals With Coding

Course Type: 

  • Teacher Workshop

Course Date: 

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm


This workshop provides teachers with hands-on training in Computer Science (“CS”) education. No prior experience in computing is required. Topics covered include computational thinking, a CS word wall, classroom strategies, programming with kids, and lots of “unplugged” classroom activities ready for immediate adoption. Attendees receive free curriculum guides and bling bags from Among other takeaways, you will learn that yes! you can teach Computer Science.  View You Tube video here:

What you’ll get from this workshop:

  • In-person instruction from an experienced computer science facilitator
  • An intro to computer science and pedagogy
  • An overview of the online curriculum and teacher dashboard
  • A printed curriculum guide containing course lesson plans
  • Strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities
  • Classroom supplies for the unplugged activities
  • A certificate of completion
  • A bag of swag

Students will learn critical thinking and problem solving skills that can be used in math, science, language arts and also for any type of work in the future.

Technology Requirements: Laptop or Chromebook

Minimum: 12     Maximum: 35


Michele Roberts

Presenter Bio: 

Michele Roberts teaches Computer Science at the Indianapolis regional campus of Purdue University. She has been active in Computer Science K-12 outreach for many  years, hosting workshops for teachers and summer camps for students. 

In addition to being the Indiana K5 affiliate, Michele is also a pilot instructor for the upcoming new Computer Science Principles course and Director of CSCI Computing Outreach at IUPUI. She is passionate about helping teachers increase confidence and competency in computational thinking, and looks forward to working with and learning from all teachers interested in growing computational skills in children.


K-5 Teachers, Curriculum Leaders, Technology Staff, Administrators


$25 includes lunch


North Cook Intermediate Service Center

Suite 201

2340 Des Plaines River Rd.

Des Plaines, IL 60018




Cancellation Policy


Should you find it necessary to cancel your registration, please do so 7 days in advance of the event. Cancellations after that date will lead to you/your district forfeiting the right to a refund or non-payment of the registration. Because we understand that, as school personnel, circumstances change from day to day and scheduling conflicts may arise at any time, you may send someone from your district in your place.

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