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Intro to Coding

Target Audience: 5th-9th Grade Teachers

Explore the new INTRO TO CODING resource in Learning Blade.  Designed to provide an easy way to introduce 7th and 8th-grade students to coding. The course contains 20 hours of online and offline student learning including robust teacher lesson plans. Online lessons will include topics such as the role of computers in society, concepts of basic algorithms, text-based code elements including statements, variables, and comments, common hacking methods and means for combating them, and many more.  

The session will also review how teachers across the states helped their students learn about high-demand STEM, CTE, and computer science careers by exploring the over 400 online lessons aligned to grades 5-9 standards?

Learning Blade is free for teachers in AL, AR, ID, LA, MO, MS, SC, and TN. Teachers should create a free account prior to the session.


Virtual Session

June 9, 2022

1:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m. EDT

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Meet your instructor

Meet your instructor

Joshua Sneideman

Joshua Sneideman is Vice President at Learning Blade and the 2013 -2015 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow at the Department of Energy in the office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. While at the DOE he received recognition from the Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, for his efforts to increase minority participation in STEM education. Sneideman is a 10-year middle school math and science teacher and father of 3 young girls.