Gearing Up for Hour of Code (GTT030)

Coding is a skill that can prepare students for a rich future that can change their lives. With the Hour of Code, teachers can empower students to realize that dream.

Think of the most important languages students could learn to prepare them for the future. What makes your list?

Chinese? Arabic? Spanish? (Deep down inside, my Spanish teacher heart hopes you picked Spanish …)

What about code?

Coding — the language used to create apps, computer software, anything on the Internet, etc. — is definitely the wave of the future.

In fact, Apple CEO Tim Cook said he would encourage children all over the world to pick coding over English as a “second language” to learn.

Interested in helping kids catch this wave but are unsure where to start? We’ve got you covered.

Kasey Bell and I discuss the Hour of Code, a great place to start for teachers of any grade level and content area to introduce coding to students. The Hour of Code is a worldwide event that officially runs from Dec. 4-10, but the resources are available whenever you need them.

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Interested in having Matt present at your event or school? Contact him by e-mail!

Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

 DateEvent / Event DetailsCity / More Info
+ 01/05/2018
Taylorville CUSDTaylorville, IL
+ 01/08/2018
Princeville CUSDPrinceville, IL
+ 01/26/2018
Erie 1 BOCESWest Seneca, NY
+ 01/29/2018
Jackson R-2 School DistrictJackson, MO
+ 02/02/2018
California League of Schools (DBC)Monterey, CA
+ 02/07/2018
Ditch That Homework Workshop (Region 8 ESC)Fort Wayne, IN
 Venue:The Summit
1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Public Event
+ 02/08/2018
Ditch That Homework WorkshopMishawaka, IN
 Venue:Northern Indiana Educational Service Center (NIESC)
56535 Magnetic Drive
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Public Event
+ 03/07/2018
Delaware Association of School Admin2 Skype Presos
+ 03/16/2018
Lake Shore Central SchoolAngola, NY
+ 06/21/2018
The Suite Life ConferenceWashington, IN
+ 08/09/2018
St. Joseph Grade SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 08/15/2018
St. Anthony de Padua Catholic SchoolSouth Bend, IN