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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Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

 DateEvent / Event DetailsCity / More Info
+ 08/17/2018
Manassas Park City SchoolsManassas Park
+ 08/23/2018
Western Pennsylvania (DBC)Pennsylvania
+ 08/27/2018
Southhampton County SchoolsCourtland, VA
+ 09/13/2018
Southeast Missouri State UniversityCape Girardeau, MO
+ 09/24/2018
Alliance for Curriculum EnhancementBillings, Montana
+ 09/27/2018
Wabash Valley EducationWest Lafayette, IN
+ 10/03/2018
Orrick R-XI / I-70 Excellence in Education ConferenceKansas City, MO
+ 10/04/2018
DBC EventQuincy, IL
+ 10/05/2018
"Ditch That Textbook" DaySomonauk, IL
+ 10/11/2018
Indiana Connected Educators ConferenceNoblesville, IN
  Public Event
+ 10/22/2018
TLC Conference - ESU 9Hastings, NE
+ 10/30/2018
Delaware Association of School Administrators PD DayDover, Delaware
+ 11/07/2018—11/09/2018
GaETC ConferenceAtlanta, GA
  Register to attend
+ 11/26/2018
Morgan County VersaillesVersailles, MO
+ 01/27/2019—01/30/2019
FETCOrlando, FL
  Public Event