Hour of CodeTM Training Workshops

Are you interested in hosting an Hour of CodeTM in your classroom, or for your school?

Between Dec. 4-10, ten percent of students around the world will celebrate Computer Science Education Week by doing an Hour of Code event at their school. It’s an opportunity for every child to learn how the technology around us works.

BMCC would love to help you run an Hour of Code event. We can help teachers host an Hour of Code in their classrooms (we don’t even need computers!) or if you would like to host a school assembly, we can arrange for a speaker to talk about how technology works and what it’s like to be a software engineer.

The students will create their own apps or games they can show their parents, and we’ll also print Hour of Code certificates they can bring home. And, it’s fun! With interactive, hands-on activities, students will learn computational thinking skills in an approachable way.

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. The good news is, we’re on our way to change this! If you've heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history - more than 100 million students around the world have tried an Hour of Code.

Thanks to the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo!, and Disney. Over 100 partners have joined together to support this movement. Every Apple Store in the world has hosted an Hour of Code, and even leaders like President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wrote their first lines of code as part of the campaign.

You can read more about the event at http://hourofcode.com/.

Workshops offered locally by Gary Parker at BMCC:

Hour of Code prep workshops:

  • Wednesday, November 15 from 6-8pm in Pendleton, BMCC, Science and Tech Building, room ST-208
  • Monday, November 20 from 6-8pm in Hermiston, BMCC, EOHEC, computer lab
  • Thursday, November 30 from 6-8pm in Pendleton, BMCC, Science and Tech Building, room ST-208

Sign up here!

These will be broadcast through Google Hangouts/YouTube Live for those who can't make it to either location. Remote login details will be available here at the time of the event.

In addition, BMCC will be hosting two Hour of Code events:

  • Monday, December 4 at 6 pm in Hermiston, BMCC, EOHEC, computer lab
  • Tuesday, December 5 at 6 pm in Pendleton, BMCC, Science and Tech Building, room ST-208

Teachers can use either of these events as an additional training session to prepare to host their own.

For a PDU, teachers will need to attend two training session and host an Hour of Code in their classroom or for their school. Details on how to host either type of event will be given at the training sessions.

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