Coding Workshops

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Registration for the Winter 2017 Coding workshops is now open!

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Coding Workshops

We are pleased to offer our a la carte Coding Workshops. Each workshop exists independently as a one day program, therefore it should be noted that participants register for each workshop individually.

Organized by Engineering Outreach’s CodeMakers in partnership with Google and Actua, coding workshops will provide grade 3/4 and 5/6 students with the opportunity to develop their own set of code making abilities through a variety of in class activities. All the activities have a real world application and will teach students how to solve problems in the world using coding and computer programming.

Participants register for individual workshops (dates found in workshop descriptions). Participants can register for multiple workshops but it is not required.

Note: Participants registered for Girls’ Jr. DEEP and Jr. DEEP may still take part in coding workshops however they will not be be compensated for missed sessions.

These are the same workshops as the Fall 2016 sessions. If you have already participated in the previous session you do not need to register for Winter 2017

Dates:
Grade 3/4 January 14, 21, 28
Grade 5/6 February 4, 11, 25*
Time: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Price: $60

Winter 2017 Topics

Grade 3/4

Unplugged Coding
Students will engage in a series of unplugged coding activities aimed at introducing coding concepts as well as effective coding practices. Taking an applied approach, the program combines logic based activities with hands on experience, students will take their first steps into world of computer programming. 

Engineering disciplines: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date: January 14

Programming 101
Students will use block based programming to develop an interactive Scratch based application of their choice. From an interactive storybook, to animation/games or even robot controllers, there’s no telling what students can come up with!

Engineering disciplines: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Date: January 21

App Development: Design for User Experience

Students will design and build their own Android applications using the MIT App Inventor development platform. They will utilize the Engineering Design Process in their interfaces and code to create exceptional user experiences for their apps. Witnessing the development of an app from the back end to the user interface, students will gain an understanding of real-world application development.

Engineering disciplines: Electrical and Computer Engineering; Engineering Science
Date: January 28

Grade 5/6

How to Think Like an Engineer: Problem Solving
Get ready to think like an engineer as students solve in class design challenges through the learning and application of a variety of problem solving strategies. Using the engineering design process, students will take a methodological approach to solve real world problems. 

Engineering disciplines: Electrical and Computer Engineering; Engineering Science
Date: February 4

App Development: Design for User Experience
Students will design and build their own Android applications using the MIT App Inventor development platform. They will utilize the Engineering Design Process in their interfaces and code to create exceptional user experiences for their apps. Taking the grade 3/4 workshop a step further, students will learn how to troubleshoot their app and develop more complex applications. Combining student’s own ideas with the fundamentals of app design, the world of app development is at their fingertips!

Engineering disciplines: Electrical and Computer Engineering; Engineering Science
Date: February 11

Urban Planning with Augmented Reality

Students will utilize urban planning concepts to design a virtual community. Students will then utilize the Unity engine as well as the Vuforia plugin to create a 3D projection of their planned urban center in augmented reality. Bringing their imaginations to life, students will use AR technology to solve everyday urban planning issues.

Engineering disciplines: Electrical and Computer Engineering, Engineering Science, Civil Engineering
Date: February 25

 

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For more information, please contact us at: outreach@ecf.utoronto.ca or (416) 946-0816.