Professional Development via edX
No programming experience necessary!
What: PD for Scratch Encore, an intermediate programming-based computational thinking curriculum designed for 5th-7th grade learners designed to be ethnically and socioeconomically inclusive. The curriculum instructional materials are designed for instructors with varying experience levels.
When: July 4th - August 12th
Who: Teachers interested in the Scratch Encore curriculum
Independent learning via edX
If you are NOT a Chicago Public School Teacher (CPS):
You can choose to audit the course (free, no edX certificate) or pay to receive a verified certificate upon completion of the course ($50 fee, edX verified certificate). You can register for the course at this URL:
If you ARE a Chicago Public School Teacher (CPS): Please register here.
What is special about Scratch Encore?
All materials are free of charge.
The curriculum provides a variety of activities that teachers can choose from based on topics that are engaging for their students.
We provide complete lesson plans, including discussion prompts, reflections, extension ideas, and assessments.
It is designed with research-based pedagogical approaches, including the Use->Modify->Create learning sequence for each content area and TIPP&SEE, a brand-new learning strategy developed by our lab to help students navigate the Scratch interface efficiently.
Please know that the Scratch Encore materials are still available to you - free of cost! Feel free to explore the curriculum and implement it with your students. To access the Scratch Encore materials, visit https://www.canonlab.org/scratchencoremodules.
* Workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation.