The Teacher’s Guide to Scratch – Beginner: Professional Development for Coding Education

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The Teacher’s Guide to Scratch – Beginner is a practical guide for educators preparing beginners-level coding lessons and assignments in their K–12 classrooms.

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SKU: 9781032448176 - 88 Categories: , Ages: Adult Author: Kai Hutchence Publisher: Eye On Education Page count: 220 ISBN: 9781032448176 Publish date: March 13, 2024

Product overview

The Teacher’s Guide to Scratch – Beginner is a practical resource for K–12 educators, aiding in designing coding lessons for beginners. As leading visual programming platform, Scratch helps schools achieve important learning outcomes using coding and computer science. This book illustrates the benefits and fundamental building blocks of Scratch coding and details effective pedagogical strategies and learner collaborations. Additionally, the book provides troubleshooting tips to help navigate common challenges that may arise, ensuring a smooth learning experience.

The four unique coding projects will provide the technical training that teachers need to feel confident in their skills. Teachers can then instill the same feeling of accomplishment in their students. Clear goals, a comprehensive glossary, and other features, it serves as a lasting reference for computer science education. Thanks to Scratch’s cost-effective open-source license, suitability for blended and project-based learning, notable lack of privacy or security risks, and consistency in format even amid software and interface updates, this will be an enduring practitioner manual and professional development resource for years to come.


Author Biography

Kai Hutchence is CEO and Founder of Massive Corporation Game Studios as well as its subdivision, Massive Learning, which focuses on educational products and services. He has established coding support partnerships with elementary, middle, and high schools, post-secondary institutions, and provincial and national organizations. Through this, Kai has taught over 20,000 students to code and over 2,000 educators to code and teach coding.


Critics’ Reviews

“A well-written resource that will serve many types of educators, creators, and learners . . . it warms me to see Kai Hutchence highlight how coding is more than a path to a career or professional pursuits. He makes a compelling case for creative expression and lifelong learning as critical outcomes of coding instruction. Through this ambitious undertaking, Kai has shown that he is a lifelong learner capable of inspiring others to be the same.”  —Amon Millner, Associate Professor of Computing and Innovation and Director of the Extending Access to STEM Empowerment (EASE) Lab at the Olin College of Engineering, USA, from the foreword