1 April 2016 Coding the Future

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​Coffs Harbour City Council will be hosting a FREE Coding workshop for 12-14 year olds these school holidays on Thursday 14 April, from 10.00am – 12noon at the Harry Bailey Memorial Library.

The workshops will be facilitated by Bev Babbage who is a member of the Apple Consultants Network focusing on Education Solutions. Bev runs a number of courses for teachers, showing them how to incorporate Apps into their teaching and offers this exciting opportunity for kids to have some fun coding.

The workshop offers an introduction to coding using easy-to-use apps that develop programming and coding skills with activities that include problem-solving, sequencing, designing, and computational skills and simple code presented in fun and interactive ways.

Apps include puzzle and game style apps that develop computational thinking and logic, and apps that use visual blocks for coding, allowing students to create simple games.  Free web-based coding activities and tutorial sites will also be used on computers that build on coding skills.

Participants will have the opportunity to see robotics such as Sphero in action. Sphero is a playful robot that kids can program through the use of iPad apps.

Participants are asked to bring their own device, such as an iPad, tablet or laptop but can also make use of the library’s computers. Bookings are essential as places are limited by calling 02 6648 4900. Additional information will be provided when you book.

Where: Harry Bailey Memorial Library
When: Thursday 14 April 2016
Time: 10.00am - 12noon
Cost: FREE
Booking: Essential as places are limited by calling 02 6648 4900