I am preparing for the Hour of Code this December. Last year I spent one week testing the waters with select grades. This year I am including grades 2-4! This will include over 500 students! I will be spending 3 weeks of class (90 minutes total) using the K-5 curriculum provided by Code.Org. We will spend another 2 hours in the Spring. You can check out the curriculum by clicking here.
Code Studio is also offering a free professional development workshop for one day in cities across the United States. To find one in your area, click here. I have signed up and received approval by my school district to attend. Please consider registering!
“We welcome elementary school teachers to sign up for a free, high-quality professional development workshop led by Code.org K-5 Facilitators, who are experienced computer science educators. Workshops last 6-7 hours and will prepare you to teach the Code Studio courses for grades K-5. Attendees will also receive free classroom supplies to teach the course.”
Please leave a comment if you are going to use the curriculum and/or attend their Code Studio Workshop!