Getting Started with CS First
In this hands-on free 3-hour professional development workshop, teachers will learn how to use CS First, Google’s free ready-to-teach introductory computer science (CS) curriculum for elementary and middle school students. Students follow step-by-step instructional videos that introduce fundamental computer science concepts and build computer programs using Scratch, a block-based programming language. 
During the 3-hour workshop, teachers will review the CS First curriculum, test drive a CS First class from a student and teacher perspective. Teachers will walk away with a plan of action and strategies for starting to teach CS First in their classrooms. Most importantly, teachers will join the growing community of CS First educators from around the world.  
Presented By
Joel Charlebois is an EdTech Integration Coach and specialist for the Eastern Ontario French Catholic School Board (CSDCEO). On a daily basis he accompanies, coaches, and provides training for teachers to better integrate technology and 21st Century skills. His areas of expertise are all things Google, robotics and coding, makerspaces, Geo-specific integration and PD development. He is always on the lookout for new ways to enrich the classroom experience and “wow” his fellow colleagues.
Joel is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Educator as well as the Canadian Lead for the Google Earth for Education Expert - to evangelize Geo-Literacy and its powerful Geo tools.  He is currently working with an amazing team to map out the CS First activities to the Ontario Curriculum - how awesome is that? 
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