Coding in the Classroom

The University of Memphis Instructional Design and Technology (IDT) program proudly welcomes internationally acclaimed guest speaker, Dr. Peter Rich.

Dr. Peter Rich is a professor of Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  Over the past 15 years, he has worked with teachers to improve their teaching by better understanding how to effectively use technology in the classroom.  He currently studies coding and computational thinking, which means he gets to teach teachers and young children how to code and how to solve problems by automating them with the use of technology. 

Dr. Rich will offer several free workshops on the UofM campus March 3-5, 2020. The series is titled Coding in the Classroom: the what, why, and how of implementing computational thinking in the classroom.

Workshop 1: Computational Thinking and Coding in the Classroom

Tuesday, March 3rd 9:00-3:30 – CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Description: It’s not just for kids anymore!  (useful applications for teachers and integrated activities for students). In this day-long workshop, we’ll learn how you can use computational thinking and coding to improve your own teaching (and management!). We’ll use CT to make solutions that you can use in the classroom and create an integrated lesson plan that you can take back to your students and use right away.

Workshop 2: How to use computational thinking and engineering design to solve simple problems.

Wednesday, March 4th 9:00-11:30 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Description: This is a hands-on workshop to create simple solutions or “passion projects” that kids can do to engage in STEAM-based learning.

Workshop 3: Beyond the Basics: Already teaching coding?

Wednesday, March 4th 1:00-3:30CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Description: Get some more ideas on what to do next and share coding resources with others like you.

Workshop 4: Coding fundamentals

Thursday, March 5th 4:00-5:15 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Description: Coding fundamentals. Getting started with coding. Create a simple introduction to your classroom and understand what concepts your kids are learning when they do or other online coding sites.

A certificate of completion will be provided to each participant attending each workshop in order to submit for CEUs.