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12/06/2023, AT Chatter: Teaching Coding without Computers

Date: 12/06/2023 Time: 4:00-4:30 Location: internet Type: AT Chatter


AT Chatters are an opportunity for Washington state educators to come together via Zoom to discuss current assistive technology topics. The topic for today’s AT Chatter is Teaching Coding without Computers.  Teaching coding has many benefits such as teaching students to problem solve and encourage creativity as well as enhance math skills.  But, do you need a computer to do this?  No, you do not.  There are many creative, hands-on, fun ideas for teaching these skills without using a computer.  This AT Chatter will explore some ideas for teaching coding skills that will enable all students to participate.  Please bring your ideas to share.

Learning Objectives

1. Participants will discuss the benefits of teaching coding to students

2. Participants will explore ways to teach coding without using a computer

3. Participants will analyze how teaching coding encourages students in all their subjects


Linda Doehle, AT Specialist

Linda Doehle started her career as a software engineer after completing her degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics at Whitworth College. She brought her technical skills to the field of assistive technology while working as an Assistive Technology Specialist for the Yakima School District. Linda holds an AT Specialist Certificate and enjoys being able to use her technology skills in helping students optimize their abilities through the use of assistive technology. Linda has been with the Special Education Technology Center for eight years and has presented webinars and classes at national and statewide conferences. 


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Clock hours for this webinar and others in this series are available from ESD105 for a small fee. The following Professional Development Enroller link provides more information about clock hours: