Join live or receive a link to the recording and earn a CE certificate

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Now I Have to Teach Coding? A Beginner’s Guide

Thursday, December 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

teach coding

Presented by James Denby, Curriculum and course designer for IdeaDrivenEducation and Eduro Learning and Common Sense Ambassador; with Robin Ulster, Curriculum and course designer for IdeaDrivenEducation and Eduro Learning
Hosted by Common Sense Education and Sponsored by Symantec


If you attended the live session, you’ll be emailed a CE certificate within 24 hours of the webinar. If you view the recording and would like a CE certificate, join the Digital Learning & Leadership community and go to the Webinar Archives folder to take the CE quiz.

With the literacy of coding emerging as a “must” of 21st century learning, our already complex jobs suddenly seem to be getting more complicated. Teachers, however, don’t have to be masters of JavaScript or Ruby to give students the tools they need. Concepts like computational and design thinking, or connecting to the language of code to solve problems and create content, don’t have to be as complicated (or intimidating) as they sound.

This webinar focused on ways you can start incorporating these elements into your classes without having to attend a three-month coding boot camp first yourself. James Denby and Robin Ulster shared:

  • Accessible tools
  • A problem-solving approach
  • Strategies to inspire and challenge students (and yourself) to approach problems like coders

This webinar will benefit educators and administrators.

DenbyUlsterAbout the Presenters

James Denby is a Curriculum and course designer for IdeaDrivenEducation and Eduro Learning. He is also a Common Sense Ambassador. James has had the opportunity to work with teachers and students in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. He sees technology as a tool to unleash creativity and give voice to powerful ideas. Rather than simply being adept consumers of content, James believes we can help students become creators and content makers through coding and design. These tools can put students at the forefront of tackling the problems they see around them.

Robin Ulster is a Curriculum and course designer for IdeaDrivenEducation and Eduro Learning. Robin is a teacher and workshop leader who believes in the potential of technology to give voice to and empower individuals and groups. She has worked with students and teachers in Canada, the United States, Turkey, Colombia, Switzerland, Monaco, and Thailand during her 20+ year teaching career. Robin wants to break down barriers so that all learners feel empowered to use technology to solve problems in society and daily life.

Join the Digital Learning & Leadership community to network with educators, participate in online discussions, receive invitations to upcoming webinars, view past webinars, take a quiz to receive a CE certificate for a past webinar, and access free resources.



common sense educationCommon Sense Education provides teachers and schools with free research-based classroom tools to help students harness technology for learning and life. Our K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum and interactive games teach students how to make safe, smart, and ethical decisions in the digital world. And our revolutionary educational rating system, Common Sense Graphite, helps educators discover, use, and share high-quality digital products that propel student learning.


symantecSymantec was founded in 1982 by visionary computer scientists. The company has evolved to become one of the world’s largest software companies with more than 18,500 employees in more than 50 countries. We provide security, storage and systems management solutions to help our customers – from consumers and small businesses to the largest global organizations – secure and manage their information-driven world against more risks at more points, more completely and efficiently than any other company.


Thursday, December 8, 2016
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Back to Top