Hadi Partovi (CEO of Code.org) and his daughter discuss computer science, coding, and the importance of Wisconsin being on the leading edge of building programs to support them.
Wisconsin Hour of Code: Annual event 2nd-3rd week of May
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction is sponsoring a new event, the Wisconsin Hour of Code, to keep coding and computer science alive year round. We are also happy to announce that our Public Library team is launching a program this fall with public libraries to offer coding resources and events for local students and learners of all ages. During this two weeks in May, we encourage educators to do the following activities:
- revisit the Hour of Code activities for great resources, videos, and stories.
- design one activity for students to use coding resources, interactive tools, and self-guided tutorials.
- review activities for student summer programming and extension learning activities.
- curate resources to integrate into summer lesson curriculum and design activities for the 2016-2017 school year.
learn about great statewide professional learning opportunities and networks as collaborative leadership, strategic partnerships and regional support systems focus on equitable learning opportunities.
Register your events here
Tweet your activities, resources and professional learning activities to #wihourofcode
Code.org Professional Learning Training Support
(free to CESAs and Districts)
Workshops for our CS Fundamentals curriculum for all grade levels with educator access to standard alignment charts for activities, student self-assessments and more. If a school/district is interested in having 10+ teachers trained, they can contact:
Inspiring the Next Generation of Learners with Coding
Code.org Hour of Code resources: standard aligned resources, teacher dashboard, grade level specific learning activities. The Code.org site continues to offer more resources and professional learning activities.
Professional Learning Events and Networks
Wisconsin Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) : free professional organization membership and calendar of events. WiCSTA is part of the national CSTA group who has a great website full of resources, social media engagement activities and other professional learning
Wisconsin Hour of Code Partners
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being a DPI partner to support coding/computer science programming and professional learning.