Altino Scratch: July 1 – Hawaii PD Course | Introduction to the Principles of Programming
What: For 2021-22, we have six PDE3 teacher trainings scheduled for computer science. Learn to code and apply principles of computer science to your classroom. This course is taught in scratch coding.
Why: Computer Science (CS) is a 21st century career choice but more importantly CS is about learning how to think creatively and logically. Also, CS is required in every public high school in Hawaii starting in 2021-22 school year via Act 51. New legislation will bring computer science to elementary and middle schools by 2025.
Who: Designed for K-12 teachers to teach coding. DOE approved for 3 credits. Open statewide.
How: We kick off live online at 8:00am, but most of your training is via self-paced videos and online support from our Altino instructors.
Experience level: No prior computer science or coding experience required.
Size: only 30 teachers per training. Wait list for only 10.
Cost: $0, but if you register and are a “no show”, or you drop without a good reason, you may not be allowed to attend this training again. Based on 3 years of delivering this training, you should budget 50 to 75 hours to learn the materials and to complete your portfolio – three lessons with three student samples per lesson plan. This is a demanding training – if you are awarded 3 credits it’s because you earned it.
Sponsors: Public Schools of Hawaii Foundation, Kamehameha Schools, Oceanit Research Foundation, Toyota Hawaii, Department of Labor.
Contact: Brett Tanaka at OCID
Visit HIDOE’s PDE3 website linked below to RSVP. Search ‘Altino’ to see all the date listings.