UBC Okanagan hosts coding workshop for teachers

What: Coding workshop for teachers
Who: Hosted by UBC’s Innovative Learning Centre, delivered by Lighthouse Labs and Kids Code Jeunesse
When: Tuesday, January 24, from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Room 1123, Engineering, Management and Education building, UBC Okanagan campus

Teachers from across the Okanagan Valley will spend a day participating in an interactive coding activity on UBC’s Okanagan campus. Computer coding is the digital language used to program websites, and is a part of the Applied Design, Skills and Technologies curriculum, launched in September 2015.

Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson, on behalf of Education Minister Mike Bernier, will join teachers from around the Okanagan for a professional development workshop delivered by Lighthouse Labs and Kids Code Jeunesse.

The event is hosted by the Innovative Learning Centre, a research centre housed within the Faculty of Education at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

The workshop will focus on how to teach basic coding and computational thinking to students.  Elementary and secondary school teachers will be part of the intensive two-day workshop.