Twenty-three local teachers took part in the free, one day workshop to learn more about this curriculum. Dr. Schafer's energetic spirit for coding makes this not the typical sit-and-get workshop. We experienced lessons from the student's view and gained experience teaching some of the tougher lessons. There was a great dialogue amongst the group and on follow-up teachers resoundly said that there were planning on implementing the curriculum. Dr. Schafer will be conducting more workshops across Iowa throughout the spring. Click here to find a training near you to take advantage of this experience!
The new curriculum brings up a good point - it takes more than an hour. The curriculum is meant to build student's capacity for skills related to coding. Critical thinking, perseverance, problem-solving, and creativity are the skills we want to encourage in our students. The Hour of Code was created to get coding's foot in the door of schools. So, where is your school at? Have you celebrated an hour? Or has your school continued to support coding by implementing any of the great, free curriculums out there? Let us know where you are at or if you need any support in the coding process.
- Amber Bridge, Technology Consultant