technical volunteerfor the Hour of Code.
Code.org is sponsoring a whole week (December 7th to 13th) of CS education through their Hour of Code event.\ ———————————
Quite a few schools reached out to me, but, of course, I couldn’t volunteer with some of them due to constraints in my class schedule or because they were just too far away.
I, along with an ODU student, decided to go ahead and even attend a Professional Development Workshop for the Hour of Code so we could be better prepared to assist the kids. The session was held at CAML Academy in North Carolina and was roughly 3.5 hours away.Thankfully, it was a Saturday.
Professional Development Workshop
I got a certificate for attending!
And free swag!
I created two different presentations, one for high schoolers and one for elementary schoolers.
Bethel High School, I presented and helped out with 3 classes that were all taught by
Mrs. Ai Choo Ashe. I gave a roughly 30-minute presentation to each class using the slides below. The classes were related to digital media/game development/animation so the students were learning how to use software like GameMaker & Adobe Photoshop. I gave away all my free swag I got from Code.org to Mrs. Ashe because she deserved it. I kept the water bottle and a sticker, though. They were too useful to pass up.
Sedgefield Elementary School, I gave a presentation to a class of 3rd graders on why it’s important to learn how to code. The teachers in charge were so nice and supportive of the kids. I found it funny how much more the 3rd graders participated than the high schoolers, but hey.
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She uploaded these pictures to her class website as well!
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Sedgefield Elementary School #HourOfCode
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If you’d like access to the
Keynote files to show to your class, please contact me and I will happily send them to you.
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