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Coding Sparks Learning at North Newton

hour of code lockwoodThe classroom was full of lots of ooos and ahhhs when all the fifth graders participated in Hour of Code at North Newton.  Students worked together to create a certain set of directions.  Errors were just opportunities to try again. Since participating in the Hour of Code, my students have investigated the coding on games or apps we use daily.  I have seen quite an interest in problem solving when I present a problem with a game context. Planning for this day was fun because I also investigated how to code for Minecraft, Star Wars, and Frozen.  It can be addicting! Bring on Hour of Code 2016!

Becky Lockwood

About James Frye

James Frye (@mrjamesfrye) serves as Instructional Technology Facilitator and Public Information Officer for Newton-Conover City Schools. Formerly, he was an English and Journalism Teacher at Newton-Conover High School and a Blended/Virtual English Teacher. He is a NC Teaching Fellow and studied education abroad at the Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal in Germany. James holds a Post-Masters Certificate in Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, a M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction with a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from Michigan State University, and a B.A. in English/Education from Lenoir-Rhyne University, where he serves as an Adjunct Professor. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Law with The University of Kentucky. In addition to modeling technological and leadership innovation and leading various professional learning, Jamie also serves statewide on the NC Digital Learning Initiative Advisory Board/Home Base Design Team, the NC Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development’s Board of Directors, the #NCed Leadership Team, and is co-founder of Edcamp WNC. He is a member of the NC Digital Leadership Coaches’ Network, and was named an international Emerging Leader by ASCD in 2015. He resides in Hickory with his wife and their baby girl.

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