Summer Workshops for Educators at WestView Learning

WestView Learning is offering 3 one-day workshops to support the integration of programming and robotics into the classroom. The workshops are limited to 12 participants.  Each day is a busy, hands on adventure into the world of coding and/or robots with supply and activity lists provided for cross curricular connections.

Cost:  $100 per workshop,  or $180 for two workshops  (cost includes GST)

How to Register?  Complete the registration form below.  A  confirmation email will be sent to you with a link for paying online.  Once payment is received, your spot is confirmed!

Shape of the Day….

9:00 – 9:15  Registration

9:15 – 10:45   Session 1

10:45-11:00  Snack Break (provided)

11:00 – 12:30  Session 2

12:30 – 1:15  Lunch Break (provided)

1:15 – 3:30  Session 3

August 23rd  – Block Programming with Scratch

Experience Scratch through the Tablet App ‘Scratch Jr’ and the offline editor on a laptop.  Extend your understanding of Scratch with the addition of the Makey Makey invention kits that interfaces a computer with an imaginative display of objects to create customized game controllers.

August 24th – Building and Programming with Lego’s Boost and EV3 Robots

Lego’s Boost Robot burst onto the scene in 2017 to join the popular EV3 Robot.  Come learn how to build and program these versatile and durable robots.  Tips and tricks for managing the kits, activities to integrate robots and programming into curriculum topics, and information about the FIRST league will be shared.

August 25th – Sphero with a Dash of Python

The Sphero Sprk and Mini Robots set the pace for this workshop exploring the use of robots in your curriculum. Spheros are robotic balls programmable using drag and drop code similar to Scratch.  Participants will design, program,  test and race their creations before refining and facing up to another challenge using robotics, code and a lot of ingenuity to complete challenges. Participants will begin and end their day with an exploration of basic Python – suitable for upper intermediate coding extension.