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Upcoming Workshops for Building CS Capacity in NJ

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We are excited to announce our schedule of FREE professional development for 2018 available to K-12 teachers of all experience levels.

Click Here to view past workshops. 

Summer 2018 Workshops and Webinars

August Workshops

 

 

Apps Development – From Consumers to Creators!!
Date: Saturday, August 25, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Location: Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ

This workshop will be co-sponsored by the Building CS Capacity in NJ Project (TCNJ) and The STEM Institute of Education (FDU)

The workshop involves building fully functional apps for Android smartphones and tablets using MIT APP Inventor which is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone to be able to build apps. The blocks based tools helps in creating complex apps in significantly less time than traditional programming environments. This enables people to move from technology consumption to technology creation. App Inventor could make programming enjoyable and accessible to novices, enabling students to develop computing skills and computational thinking. Also, this empowers kids and adults to create apps that makes a difference in their communities and many have already done so and continue to do.

Some features when using App Inventor:

  • Your app appears on the Android phone or tablet, step-by-step as you add pieces to it, so you can test your work as you build.
  • If you don’t have an Android phone or tablet, you can build your apps using the Android emulator, software that runs on your computer and behaves just like a phone.
  • When you’re done, you can package your app and produce a stand-alone application to install.

Presenters: Rama Madhavarao and Dr. Neelu Sinha

 

NOTE: Teachers who attend an online webinar and complete a brief follow-up survey will receive a certificate for 1 hour of Professional Development. Webinars will be recorded and archived, so if you are unable to attend at the scheduled time you may view the recording at any time HERE (but will not receive a PD certificate).

For further questions, please contact John Hajdu, Project Manager, at buildingcsnj@tcnj.edu.

Do you have a workshop or webinar in mind that you’d like to present?  Building CS is always looking to expand with new, highly qualified presenters with creative ideas.  If you are interested in presenting with us, please complete this survey and we’ll be in touch. Click HERE  to complete survey.

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