Today we did some visits and workshops at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School! Today, we had a great visit to Heathwood Hall Episcopal School in Columbia, South Carolina. Computer science teacher Tom Simpson has been using CodeHS in his classes and invited us in to visit and present to students. In the introductory programming class, students … Continue reading Day 25 // 4/30/2015 // Columbia, South Carolina → Charlotte, North Carolina
Today we visited McEachern High School and Forest Park High School! Thanks for hosting us! Introducing Karel the dog! Today we ran workshops at a few schools in the Atlanta area. First we visited McEachern High School. McEachern High School is a large public school in Cobb County School District. We visited a class that … Continue reading Day 24 // 4/29/2015 // Atlanta, Georgia → Columbia, South Carolina
Presentation on coding! We did a presentation and workshop at Community Christian School in Atlanta! Today, we visited Community Christian School outside of Atlanta. This was a small school that doesn’t have a computer science program. We were invited by the teacher, Batavia Domingues, who is trying to get support and student interest at her … Continue reading Day 23 // 4/28/2015 // Atlanta, Georgia
Today we met with Shelby County Schools in Alabama and visited 3 different schools for Presentations! Today, we had a big day of district and school visits in Alabama! We met with Shelby County Schools, who has been using CodeHS to help introduce a computer science program at their district. They’re doing mostly online courses, … Continue reading Day 22 // 4/27/2015 // Birmingham, Alabama → Atlanta, Georgia
Today, Karel the Dog visited Nashville and drove to Birmingham! Today we did a short visit to Nashville before we headed over to Birmingham, Alabama for some school visits. Make sure to follow all the next stops as we move(); move(); move(); arond the country!
The CodeHS team drove from Memphis to Nashville as we made our way to Birmingham! Today Karel started in Memphis, Tennessee and headed towards Nashville, Tennessee. Check out Karel the Dog at Graceland! Make sure to follow CodeHS on Snapchat, Twitter, and Facebook!
What Does a CodeHS Workshop Look Like? I’ve now run probably way over 50 workshops at schools and other organizations all over the country. We have a pretty similar “first-day” workshop that we run to help get students excited about coding. Here’s what that looks like. Set Up the Room First, we make sure to … Continue reading What Does a CodeHS Workshop Look Like?
Arkansas is requiring high schools to teach computer science, so we met with the Department of Education! If you haven’t heard, Arkansas is now requiring high schools to teach computer science classes starting next year, in the fall of 2015. As a major advocate of computer science education, this is very exciting. It’s a major … Continue reading Day 19 // 4/24/2015 // Little Rock → Memphis
Today we ran a workshop at Northwest Rankin High School in Mississippi and headed to Little Rock! Today we ran a workshop right outside of Jackson, Mississippi. We visited Northwest Rankin High School, where they don’t yet have computer science classes. We were invited by the math teacher, and got to do a getting started … Continue reading Day 18 // 4/23/2015 // Jackson, Mississippi to Little Rock, Arkansas
We started in New Orleans and drove to Jackson, Mississippi for our next workshop! Karel needs to make sure to hone up the Java coding skills to prep for the upcoming workshops. Today was our last day in New Orleans, and we drove to Jackson, Mississippi where we had our next workshop. Time to hit … Continue reading Day 17 // 4/22/2014 // New Orleans -> Jackson, Mississippi