The College of St. Scholastica is pleased to announce that it will be offering a free 4-week online workshop on using Android App Inventor, supported through Google’s CS4HS initiative (css.edu/cs4hs). App Inventor is free software used through your browser to create cell phone apps by snapping together blocks of code (see demo at http://youtu.be/8ADwPLSFeY8). It is an engaging and fun way to interest middle school, high school and college students in computing. The workshop will begin on June 30th with a Getting Started unit on how to use the course tools and be followed by 4 weekly units on integrating App Inventor into curricula, finishing the last week of July. This workshop is particularly relevant to those just beginning to include computing in their curricula.
- – to provide computing education professional development to educators
- – to create a network of teachers interested in computing education
- – to share best practices for computing in 5-12th grades, including inclusive pedagogy for underrepresented groups
- – to empower educators to advocate for computing education in their community
Participants completing the workshop will earn continuing education credits and those completing a follow-up project with students have the option of earning low-cost graduate credits.
Interested? See more details and register online at css.edu/cs4hs.
Please forward this announcement to your professional development coordinator and others that might be interested in participating.