Participate in the Montana Hour of Code™

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. But fewer than half of all US schools teach computer science. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this and more than half of Montana’s middle and high schools do offer a computer science course! If you’ve heard about the Hour of Code before, you might know it made history. More than 100 million students have tried an Hour of Code.

This year, let’s make it even bigger in Montana. I’m asking you to join a statewide Montana Hour of Code on December 3, 2018. All K-12 schools can choose activities that fit your interests and grade levels.

If you are already registered and planning an event, get the word out. If you haven’t, please try the Hour of Code yourself—everyone can benefit from learning the basics.  

Register your December 3 event and get started at http://hourofcode.com/us 

“The ‘Hour of Code™’ is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week [csedweek.org] and Code.org [code.org] to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.”

Teachers Teaching Tech Free Computer Science Training

Teachers Teaching Tech (aka T3) is a partnership between America Campaign and Technology & Innovation in Education who were selected as Code.org Regional Partners to bring no cost computer science professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers to Montana teachers.

This five day training will provide free curriculum, housing and meals to interested 6-12 teachers. Middle school teachers will receive training in Code.org’s Computer Science Discoveries Course (6-10) and high school teachers will receive training in AP Computer Science Principles. (as well as AP accreditation and syllabus for the course.)

More details about these courses can be found can be found online here: www.teachersteachingtech.org

We are actively recruiting schools & teachers who would be interested in teaching the middle OR high school curriculum in the 2018-2019 year. Applicants can apply here: https://studio.code.org/pd/application/teacher

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis every two weeks until March 30, 2018. OPI and College Credit Available.