The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (Robertson Program for Inquiry-Based Teaching in Mathematics and Science and the Jackman Institute of Child Study) presented a three-day Coding in the Curriculum Workshop led by Dr. Brent Davis, Werklund Research Professor in Mathematics Education from the Werklund School of Education (University of Calgary).
The workshop started with two mornings of teaching children from the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study to code using robotics. Led by Dr. Krista Francis from the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary, children explored various mathematical concepts in geometry and algebra through coding.
On day two, all educators were invited to Dr. Davis’ lecture on exploring how coding presents a powerful opportunity for elementary school mathematics learning.
Finally, the Robertson Program invited administrators from the Ministry of Education, our partners from the Rainy River District School board and Seven Generations Education Institute, members from the department of Engineering at the University of Toronto, principals and teachers in the Greater Toronto Area both in public and private schools, and other leaders
in the area of coding to discuss how best to incorporate coding in the curriculum. This three-day event was inspiring, motivating, and will help inform how best to incorporate coding in classrooms, schools, and in the Ontario curriculum.
Be sure to check out the video below. It was created by OISE to celebrate the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study being named winner of the 2016 ‘Outstanding’ Laboratory School
Award. The video highlights our Coding in the Classroom event.