Today we had "Hour of Code" training session @ Hays Porter Elementary School!
The "Hour of Code" is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.
Visit http://hourofcode.com/us to learn more about it.
We were very proud that several kids from West End participated in this worldwide event, incl. students of Taft Information Technology High School, which hosted on Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, the Cincinnati Kick-off for "Hour of Code"
More pictures are in our Photo Gallery
We appreciate very much the help from the Principal of the Hays Porter Elementary School, Ms. Nedria McClain and the school's Resource Coordinator, Ms. Richara Richardson
In January 2015, Hays Porter will be offering "After-School Computer Programming Course" based on the curriculum from www.code.org. It will be a part of the "Code for Kids" initiative organized by SHPE, BDPA, and WIT, and supported by XOOPS Project
We just had a wonderful Cincinnati Kick-off at the Taft Information Technology High School as part of the worldwide "Hour of Code" initiative happening right now Dec. 8-14, 2014
More pictures are in our Photo Gallery
To learn more about "Hour of Code" and to participate, please visit www.code.org
Join the Hour of Code December 8 - 14, 2014
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 30 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104.
Last year hundreds of organizations joined together to create fun introductions to programming for all to learn. This year the goal is to get 100 million participants from all across the globe.
Let's make sure that ALL West End children have the opportunity to have their "Hour of Code"
Change of Date: The event has been postponed till probably April
At that time there will be a public viewing of the new documentary called "WEB" at the Taft Information Technology High School.
The movie follows Peruvian families living in remote villages in the Amazon Jungle and Andes Mountains as their children experience the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) program, gaining access to the Internet for the first time. The preview of the movie is here:
There is also an article from NYT giving some background info:
The goal is to to bring together organizations, companies, teachers, as well as children from local schools and their parent, to make them aware of IT opportunities in the global world, and to promote IT Education.
The Cincinnati Kick-off to the worldwide "Hour of Code" Initiative will take place as planned, on Monday, Dec. 8th, 6-8 PM
Code.org has developed an elementary school curriculum that allows even the youngest students to explore the limitless world of computing- at no cost for schools. The courses blend online, self-guided and self-paced tutorials with “unplugged”activities that require no computer at all. Each course consists of about 20 lessons that may be implemented as one unit or over the course of a semester. Even kindergarten-aged pre-readers can participate.
On Saturday, Nov. 1st, Taft Information Technology High School hosted a 1-day workshops to prepare educators and content-area teachers (librarians, tech-ed specialists, etc.) to introduce computer science basics in a format that's fun and accessible to the youngest learners (grades K-5). The workshop covered content for all three courses and teachers received the supplies they need to teach the course- at no cost.
For more information, please visit http://code.org/educate/k5
At the September meeting of West End Community Council, we had the opportunity to see an excellent presentation by the "Community/Citizen Youth Scientists" from Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses (see below).
It was truly inspiring to watch this engaged and motivated group of young local students, mostly from the Taft Information Technology High School, who took the time to come up with ideas and their perspective on how to "create a clean neighborhood where families can feel comfortable, safe, and civil".
On Wednesday, November 12 at 7 pm in Mayerson Hall, local historians scholars, and consultants discuss an historic Cincinnati neighborhood.
Moderator: Dan Hurley, host of Newsmakers on Channel 12, local historian and director of Leadership Cincinnati at the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce
Terry Grundy, director of Community Impact, United Way of Greater Cincinnati; adjunct associate professor at UC; and colleague and personal friend of Dan Ransohoff
Carl Westmoreland, senior historian (NURFC ) and advocate for the West End community
Dr. Gary Zola, executive director of the American Jewish Archives, which holds the Ben Rosen photographs
John W. Harshaw, Sr., author of Cincinnati’s West End ( 2009)
Scott Gampfer, director, History Collections and Preservation, Cincinnati Museum Center, which holds the Daniel Ransohoff and George Rosenthal photographs
Program support provided by the Daniel J. Ransohoff Lectures Fund of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion.
Free and open to the public.
Reservations requested by calling Jen Mendelson at 513-487-3098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information: FotoFocus Biennial
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.
Register here: http://code.org/professional-development-workshops/2325791
Photo credit: VSWC Architects
As #4 they listed the Taft Information Technology High School:
It would be wrong for this list to not include a LEED-certified school, as an incredible part of this movement is the public sector recognizing that where kids learn matters. The leader in green schools is the state of Ohio, clocking in at 158 LEED-certified public schools. For an example of the amazing work being done in that state, check out the LEED Platinum Taft Information Technology High School in Cincinnati, which is sporting one of the region’s largest green vegetated roofs. Cincinnati also runs a tax abatement program for LEED homes that has been hugely successful. Props!
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