Connect with other computer science educators through one of our upcoming public events!
Edison Robot Training for K-12 Educators
February 8th, 2020 at the Smart Factory, Minneapolis
Are you looking to build more 21st century skills among your students? Bringing robotics into the classroom is a great way to build computer science, design thinking and problem solving skills. Code Savvy is proud to be the MN Training Partner for Edison Robots. We provide equity-focused, hands-on training for K12 and community educators to develop skills, strategies and ideas for integrating Edison Robots into any classroom.
Join us on Saturday, February 8th from 9:30am – 12pm for a hands-on chance to dig-in to robotics and share learn ideas of how robotics could look in your teaching space. Our training includes access to Edison’s curriculum, project ideas, design challenges and examples, and practical strategies for differentiation to ensure an equitable and engaging robot learning experiences for all students. All educators are encouraged to attend, as Edison’s can be utilized K-12.
Each participating school will receive 1 free Edison Robot so you can take what you learn and bring it back to students right away!
Why Edison Robots? They are low-cost, ready-to-use, programmable robots that are designed to be a complete STEM teaching resource for learners ages 4 and up. Edison can be programmed with free online platforms – EdBlocks, EdScratch, or EdPy (no software needed), has built in sensors, can be used with LEGO, and include access to free curriculum and educator guides.
Early bird registration is open now!
Find more details and register here!
Scratch Camp for Educators: June 19th and 20th, 2019
Calling all K-12 educators who are interested in Scratch programming… from Scratch newbies to Scratch experts!
Come and explore or dig deeper into creative computer science education using Scratch, a free, easy-to-learn, powerful language for creating games, stories and animations. This interactive training experience will focus on the many ways that coding can put the power of creation in students’ hands, K-12. We will personalize the learning experience by breaking into groups based on experience with Scratch.
MNCodes MeetUps: Scheduled quarterly
MNCodes MeetUps are an opportunity to connect and share resources with other K-12 educators who are passionate about computer science education. The meetups will take place at various locations throughout the Twin Cities, as well as some online meetings, and will use an EdCamp / Unconference format to set the meetup agenda and to set the stage for discussions, hands-on exploration and open resource sharing. Click here to see notes from past MNCodes MeetUps.
MNCodes Summit: Thursday, May 16th, 2019
Join us for a day of hands-on sessions that explore ways to empower ALL learners by integrating computer science, coding, and computational thinking into a variety of curricular areas, from K-12! Click here to learn more