Young Computational Thinkers: Unplugged Coding in K-6

Group of educators meeting at a Let’s Talk Science digital literacy summit in Calgary

BC Catalyst Conference
Steveston London Secondary School
6600 Williams Road
Richmond BC V7E 1K5

Open to conference attendees
Professional Learning
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Who should attend?


Educators are increasingly being tasked with teaching the skills of coding and computational thinking to young students. This hands-on, interactive workshop aims to develop an understanding of computational thinking and the related skills and competencies through the exploration of relevant, ready-to-use activities that connect to a variety of curriculum areas.

Through participation in this workshop, educators will:

  • Engage in unplugged activities that focus on developing students’ skills of decomposition, abstraction, pattern recognition, algorithmic thinking and logic;
  • Gain access to the activities that are explored, along with materials lists and supporting resources, so they can complete the activities with their students;
  • Discover how to build upon what they already do in their classrooms to develop the foundational knowledge students need to become computational thinkers; and,
  • Collaborate with colleagues and engage in meaningful discussions related to digital literacy and computational thinking