Past Meetup

What's new with Scratch 3.0!

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Toronto Public Library - Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge St · Toronto, ON

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We have booked the Learning Centre which is on the main floor of the Toronto Reference Library.

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Details

On January 2nd, Scratch 3.0 officially became part of the Scratch Online Community! Join us on Saturday February 2nd at the Learning Center in the Toronto Reference Library as we gather for a morning of experimenting, learning and networking with other educators! Find out what’s new with Scratch 3.0 and how it can be integrated with the micro:bit! We will be exploring the new blocks, Scratch’s new interface, changes with sprites and other exciting new extensions.

This meetup will begin with a short interactive presentation by Jim Cash and you will have the rest of the morning to play around with Scratch 3.0 with other teachers and mentors. Whether you are a “newb” or a seasoned user, there will be plenty to explore, learn and play!

Have a teacher friend who is interested in bringing technology into the classroom? Bring them along!

We will be providing coffee, muffins and pastries! Also, you will need to bring your own laptop in order to partake in this meetup.

Meetup Schedule:
10:00am - 10:15: Get settled and grab some food and coffee!
10:15am - 10:30: Welcome, introductions and a quick overview of how the meeting will look.
10:30am - 11:00: What’s new with Scratch 3.0 by Jim Cash
11:00am -11:45: Hands on time with the support of mentors
11:45am - 12:00pm: Time for sharing and reflections! We will also be sharing information on our next meetup!

Why we run this meetup:
If we have learned one thing from our nation-wide Code Create Teach workshops, it’s that teachers are more excited than ever to implement coding and computational thinking in the classroom! In order to support teachers on this mission, Kids Code Jeunesse in partnership with Lighthouse Labs is hosting bi-monthly meetups for educators to cultivate a community of teachers who are passionate about bringing tech into their classrooms.

This meetup, among other projects, is funded thanks to a $6 million commitment from the federal government’s CanCode program. Through CanCode funding and KCJ initiatives, 70,000 children and 2,000 teachers across the country will have the opportunity to receive training in 21st century digital skills.

About Us:
Kids Code Jeunesse: Since 2013, Kids Code Jeunesse has been bringing computational thinking, coding and physical computing into classrooms across Canada by training teachers, developing free teaching materials, helping Governments implement code into the curriculum, offer physical computing materials, and encouraging teachers to start free coding clubs in their schools. We also work with University researchers to gather data on children and educators learning to code.

Lighthouse Labs is an immersive, modern approach to teaching web and mobile software development. With a hands on curriculum built by a community of industry experts, the program focuses on transforming passionate people into agile programmers. Since 2013, we introduced over 20,000 Canadians to code.