Thursday, 6 November 2014

Hour of Code – teacher support sessions


Contact: Ken Price, TASITE
e: kenjprice@gmail.com   w: tasite.tas.edu.au

Date: 26 November 2014      
Location: Regional locations - see website for locations

Intended Audience: Teachers - primary, high school, senior secondary

In the week of 8-14 December, schools, teachers and students around the world will participate in the "Hour of Code", the largest learning event in history.

Hour of Code is an opportunity for every student (from Kindergarten upwards) to try a little piece of computer science for one hour. A huge collection of resources has been assembled to help make this happen, including videos, tutorials and customised tasks. Your students can learn to code with Angry Birds, zombies and Flappy Bird.

TASITE is keen to support teachers who want to get involved, but who may be unsure of how they can provide this opportunity to their students.

A series of teacher meetings will be held at locations around the State on Wednesday 26 November, where facilitators will demonstrate the resources available, discuss different ways in which students can be involved, and of course explain the reasons why Hour of Code is so important (and why over 46 million people have tried it).

Information on the location of these sessions will be added to http://tasite.tas.edu.au/hoc.htm as details are finalised. Check to find a location near you.

Meanwhile, visit this web page  and see why people like Ashton Kutcher, Mark Zuckerberg, will.i.am, Richard Branson, Susan Wojcicki, Snoop Dogg, Hilary Mason, Bill Clinton, Arianna Huffington, Salman Khan, Bill Gates, and Tim Berners Lee agree that learning some simple coding is a useful thing for everyone.

More information is on the TASITE website.

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