K-5 Professional Development Workshop is offering high-quality, zero-cost, 1-day workshops to prepare educators and content-area teachers (librarians, tech-ed specialists, etc.) to introduce computer science basics to the youngest learners (grades K-5)

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Propeller Incubator: Large Conference Room
4035 Washington Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70125

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Join Eugene Lemon, an experienced computer science facilitator, for an in-person instruction including an intro to computer science, pedagogy, overview of online curriculum, teacher dashboard, and strategies for teaching “unplugged” classroom activities. Workshop attendees will also receive a bag of swag and printed curriculum guide containing course lesson plans. You will also receive a certificate of completion, as well as classroom supplies for the unplugged activities.


  • 9:00 – 9:15: Introduction; View the Resources page
    Join the chatroom at
    Discuss puzzles done to date.
    Decide on Group Norms: be positive, take risks,
  • 9:15 – 9:40: Teacher/Learner/Observer — Unplugged
    Getting Loopy from Course 2 p 106 , Songwriting from Course 3 p198
  • 9:40 – 10:00: Teacher/Learner/Observer — Online
    How to pair program
    Do online puzzles in Course 2 Maze , Artist and Bee Loops p 113-118
    (feel free to pick something more advanced if you’re comfortable)
  • 10:00 – 10:10: Break
  • 10:10 – 11:00: Experience Code Studio learning
    Tanagrams (Course 4 Stage 1)
    Envelope Variables (Course 4 Stage 4) video 1:42
    Dice Race p 207 (blank brackets , directions and card game flowchart )
    Relay Programming: communicate ideas through code and symbols p 123
  • 11:00 – 11:30: Computer Science Vocabulary: From Course 2: Loop, Sequence, Event, Conditional, Debugging, Algorithm from the Glossary
    Course 3 Puzzles Course 4 Puzzles Course 3 Internet and Concepts
  • 11:30 – 12:00: Planning for TLO activities (Songwriting(1:06) p198, Crowdsourcing(1:47) p238)
  • 12:00 – 1:00: Lunch
  • 1:00 – 2:20: Teacher/Learner/Observer — Unplugged Songwriting and Crowdsourcing (teaching/learning)
  • 2:20 – 2:40: Equity Discussion
    Introduce group norms (from the book “Courageous Conversation about Race”) Watch a video (Black Girls Code Video). Journal for 3 minutes on what you saw in the video & share
  • 2:40 – 2:50: Break
  • 2:50 – 3:00: Open-ended Q&A
  • 3:00 – 3:30: Brainstorming challenges and solutions to implementing posters
    List at least 5 different ways that computing vocabulary and concepts can be developed and reinforced in the classroom.
  • 3:30 – 3:45: Integration with commitment
    Collaborate alone or with others on how you are going to use the concepts in your classroom. Have at least 1 concrete goal. What can you connect to code? Journal & Share.
  • 3:45 – 4:00: Wrap up & group photo. CPD credit follow up. surveys, classroom manipulatives.”

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More about the facilitator:
Eugene has more than 30 years of experience in the computer technology field, both as a teacher and a business consultant assisting companies with the implementation of technology and accounting software packages. As a teacher, he worked in schools primarily serving at-risk youth. He primarily worked as a computer science teacher at continuation high schools in Oakland, Calif., he worked with students who would otherwise have a difficult time succeeding in a traditional high school setting. Through his classes, Eugene made learning an overall positive experience for his students while helping them develop core academic skills and meet California’s Career Technical Education standards in the information technology sector. Eugene is a member of the Computer Science Teachers Association, president of the Golden Gate Chapter and a member of the Computer Science Teacher Leadership Cohort.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please reach out to the facilitator via email at

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