Friday, 3 August 2018

Cape Town Teachers - learn coding basics to share with your learners

Digital skills are often out of reach for the young people who need them most. In a world being transformed by technology, all youth should have the opportunity to develop the creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills gained by learning computer science. 


SchoolNet SA is delighted to offer teachers an opportunity to attend a free YouthSpark Workshop, sponsored by Microsoft Philanthropies. The aim of these workshops is to equip teachers with some skills and free tools that they can use to introduce their learners to computer science concepts - even if they don't have a computer science background. 


Who should attend?
We are looking for computer literate teachers (preferably from under-resourced schools) who are keen to introduce their learners to basic computer science concepts. If you are a computer literacy teacher or are running a computer club, or if you are a grade 4 - 9 teacher with access to devices then this workshop is for you.


This workshop is not aimed at CAT or IT teachers - nor is it computer literacy training for teachers. We are expecting teachers who have fairly good computer skills to come and learn how to do basic coding and computational thinking activities with learners.

Dates and Venues:
Register to attend ONE of the following sessions. The content presented at each workshop will be the same - with each session able to accommodate up to 25 teachers on a first-come-first-served basis. 
Cape Town Science Centre                                             I-CAN Centre
Dates: 25 August and 1 September                                Dates: 11 August and 18 August
Times: 10am - 2pm                                                         Times: 9am - 1pm
Address: 370B Main Road,                                             Address: 268 I-CAN Centre, 
Observatory, Cape Town                                                Old Multi-Purpose Building, 
                                                                                        Halt Road, Elsies River

There is no cost to attend the workshops however places are limited. Register here to secure your place today. We hope to see you there!

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