Coding Narrative is a 10-hour self-paced online course for teachers of Stages 1-4 (K-8)
Literacy is changing. Learning to communicate by writing with code is one of the most pressing literacy challenges of our time. Teaching children to write code is the beginning of addressing this major challenge. But teaching children to create with code opens up a world of creativity and self-expression for them. And it doesn’t have to be scary — or boring!
Creating and consuming multimodal texts is an essential component of the English syllabus from Kindergarten through to Year 12. Teaching coding is an essential part of the new Digital Technologies curriculum mandatory from 2019 (K-6 Science&Technology and 7-8 Technology (Mandatory) in NSW).
Join us on the journey and learn to code narrative! We’d love to have you!
Why use Scratch as a writing tool?
- Meet the multimodal text outcomes in the K-10 English syllabus
- Coding is a new literacy
- New K-6 Science&Technology and 7-8 Tech (Mandatory) syllabuses include coding outcomes that must be met
- Using Scratch in lessons enables interdisciplinary teaching
- Inherently meets several General Capabilities
- Students of all ages LOVE it!
This workshop takes teachers through a step-by-step process to plan, write and create a narrative using visual block-based programming language Scratch. It is designed to build capacity and confidence in teachers so that they can guide their students through the same process.
Suitable for: K-6 teachers