Are you a 5th grade teacher in New Hampshire? Would you like to host a “Coding Across the Curriculum” week? Would you like to receive a free copy of the “Confident Coders” recess/after-school coding club curriculum? Please read through the information below and fill out the form at the bottom to be considered for the NH Kids Code program during the 2017-2018 year.
What is NH Kids Code?
It is a yearlong effort to engage New Hampshire’s elementary children in critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration through coding. The project is led by Heather Drolet, a NH technology integrator and the 2017-2018 recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical, which is generously sponsored by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
What is a “Coding Across the Curriculum” week?
Heather will conduct week-long workshops with 25 fifth grade classrooms* across NH, engaging students in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication. Students will research, design, and create a mobile app based on their current topic of study. Heather will also meet with teachers at the conclusion of the week, and will share ideas and support for technology integration at their school moving forward. While classrooms will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis, your current technology integration status will also be considered. Schools with full-time technology integration specialists and existing 1:1 device availability may not be considered. If you are not selected, please know that “Coding Across the Curriculum” content will be made available online for you to use with students on your own, free of charge. *If you are applying for multiple classrooms at one school, please have each teacher fill out their own form.
What is the “Confident Coders” curriculum?
Heather will develop and distribute materials for schools to host a “Confident Coders” recess or after-school club. This curriculum can be used regardless of device availability, and while the content is geared toward girls, it is appropriate for any child in grades 3 – 5. The curriculum will be made available in November of 2017.