Introduction To Block Based Programming With Scratch

Come to this session to learn how easy it can be to introduce your students to programming!  We will show you the kinds of activities we have done with Scratch at the elementary and middle level.  It’s engaging, and students love it!  Scratch is a block based programming language.  It is designed to be accessible for children and enjoyable for anyone.  The user programs the behaviors of objects on a stage, using rules that are based on conditions and actions.  This will be a hands-on session using participant devices.


Target Audience
Intermediate (e.g. 4-7)

Language of Instruction

Sponsoring PSA
Computer-Using Educators of BC (CUEBC)

To Bring/Important Notes

Participants are required to bring their own Windows or Mac Laptop.  Sorry no tablets as there is no iOS or Android app.  We plan for participants to use WiFi to access the online (browser) version of Scratch during the session.  We recommend that ahead of time you also download the “Scratch 2 Offline Editor” at:  This will provide an alternate tool for the session, that does not rely on WiFi/Internet.



Elaan Bauder

Elaan Bauder is a Teacher (Technology Explorations) at École Kwayhquitlum Middle School, SD43 Coquitlam.

Rick Botero

Rick Botero is a Teacher (Grade 3 / Digital Literacy K-5) at Eagle Ridge Elementary School, SD43 Coquitlam.

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