MSJ is on board as well--On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM, Teresa Fitz-Gerald <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
At Mt. Abraham some selected activities will be used in a couple of classes during the Hour of Code week. Hopefully we can increase it to a school-wide level next year!On Tue, Nov 26, 2013 at 8:11 AM, Jack Clay <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I'm writing to this list because people subscribed here are interested and invested in educational technology in Vermont.
Have you heard of the Hour of Code? Governor Shumlin has proclaimed December 9-15, 2013 as Computer Science Education Week and urges citizens to participate in the Hour of Code. This is a worldwide effort sponsored by code.org and many tech companies to introduce computer science to as many students as possible by providing a 1 hour, low stress introduction to programming. At the moment over 3,000,000 are signed up to participate, but outside of Rutland, no schools in Vermont appear on the sign-up list/map. Schools from across the globe, but only one in VT?
Check out http://csedweek.org/ and http://code.org/ All materials are available online.
I hope you all will seriously think about trying to get your schools involved.
Computer Science/IT Instructor
Rutland High School
Math Teacher & Computer Technology Teacher-Leader
Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School
220 Airport Drive
Bristol, VT 05443
(802) 453-2333 ext 2008
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