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STEM West and NCCET are hosting TWO summer workshops! Choose the date below and register for this free 3-hour training by the wonderful Dr. Sharon Jones in CS Fundamentals. Training is open to K-12 teachers, scout leaders, after-school providers, librarians, etc. July 17th: July 31st: Read More »

Coding Sparks Learning at North Newton

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The 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.  ... Read More »

Even Elementary Students Love To Code

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Coding is all the rage, and even your elementary age students can code. The Foos is a fantastic way to get your young students coding.  The Foos is a fun and kid friendly way to introduce students to computer programming.  This free app allows students to explore Computer Science while working on problem solving, critical thinking, sequencing, and algorithms!  The ... Read More »

NCCS Hour of Code Challenge!

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According to Ashley Cronin, Digital Resources Curator, chances are high that computer science literacy will be increasingly relevant for jobs of the future. Some theorists even suggest that the ability to read and write code is a fundamental 21st-century competency. Yet, according to an August 2015 Gallup survey, many students get little exposure to these concepts at school; opportunities are even more limited for low-income students (2015). ... Read More »

Coding Workshop Offered FREE to Teachers

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If you have a desire to learn how to code, this is the workshop for you.  Read below to find out about the FREE coding workshop. A free “Train the Trainer” Coding Workshop for K-5 teachers is available.  This workshop will be held at the CVCC Corporate Development Center on Saturday, October 10, 2015 from 8:30am-2:30pm.  The workshop is free. ... Read More »


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“Learning to code makes kids feel empowered, creative, and confident.  If we want our young [kids] to retain these traits into adulthood, a great option is to expose them to computer programming in their youth. ” – Senior Vice President, Google Let me be transparent with you. When I first heard that students around the world in grades K-5 were learning ... Read More »