Building an Elementary School Coding Club: One Teacher’s Experience


children-593313_1280Would you like to learn how to start a coding club that meets Common Core, ISTE, and State Standards for Technology, and prepares students for 21st century learning? In this webinar, presented by the Teaching Kids to Code community on, Trish Cloud offers practical tips and information on how she did just that with her students in grades 1-5. The ultimate goal of the coding club is to introduce elementary students to all kinds of coding so they’ll continue to be life-long learners of the computer sciences. Trish explains that more and more students in her school have expressed an interest in coding and, amazingly enough, it has been wonderful to watch them pick it up so easily and get the basics of sequence, functions, and loops. View the webinar and learn:

  • how to create a coding club at your school
  • how to build student interest
  • about apps and sites such as Kodable, Lightbot, and Codecademy

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Teaching Kids to Code is a free professional learning community (PLC) that helps educators learn how to understand, develop and implement coding tools into their classroom lessons. The community hosts online discussions that make it easy for educators to stay connected with fellow teachers to share ideas, practices, examples, websites, applications and lesson plans. The community is a growing resource center with webinar archives, CE quizzes, and support materials that can be accessed anytime, anywhere.

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