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Hour of Code Pedagogy

hi everyone,

thank you for all of those who attended our first meetup! it was a huge success and we are working hard to bring you awesome monthly events for the next 7 months. 

our december meetup will complement the CS Ed Week Hour of Code initiative. along with scriptED (, we bring you Hour of Code Pedagogy.

come join us on the 10th over sandwiches, beer and of course, amazing company of like-minded folks who want to and will change this world.

please note: location may change so please check in w/ us before the event.


Tentative Agenda:

6:00 - 6:30 pm - Welcome and Registration
6:30 - 7:30 pm  - Presentations and Q&A from AFSE, ScriptEd, TEALS, Black Girls Code, All Star Code and Girls Who Code instructors
7:30 - 8:00 pm - Breakout sessions/mingling

Twitter Hashtags: #CSEdWeek, #HoCPedagogy

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  • cindy g.

    hi everyone, really excited to see you all tomorrow. please note LOCATION CHANGE: the meetup will be at Union Square Ventures, 915 Broadway, 19th Floor. i will send out an email in case people don't get this message. hope you are ready to mingle and geek out over hour of code!

    December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I teach at BASE (like AFSE but in the Bronx). I'd love to come to the event but it's really hard for me to get all the way to AFSE, especially on a school night. I'm planning to use the Light-Bot HoC activity to allow my students to teach members of the community (hopefully families and/or students from other schools in the building) a little about what programming is and what we do at BASE. I'd be happy to share my plans with others (whether or not I'm able to make it on Tuesday).

    December 4, 2013

  • Lisa A.

    The workshop on programming in the Processing computer language is this coming Sunday Dec 8. You can register at <>. Processing programmers who are willing to help those who are beginners can register for free!

    Want an easy way to get started Processing? Here's a program I've written (based on "Learning Processing" by Shiffman) that illustrates a system I'm sure you'll recognize and which you can use to get started. Go to: <>. You can run and modify my program as you like. I've put comments in the program (after the "//" symbols) explaining in some detail how it works. Maybe you can think of a creative way to modify it to help students gain deeper insight into the system!

    Please let me know what you think!

    Fernand Brunschwig <[masked]>, Chairman
    STEMteachersNYC (formerly PhysicsTeachersNYC)

    December 1, 2013

  • Lisa A.

    If you want to work with teachers and programmers on an educational project in STEAM (science, tech, engineering, art, math) check out <>. Workshop on Programming in Processing Language: Visualizing Physical and Math Systems. Dec 8, 10am to 1 pm at Columbia Teachers College. Programmers welcome and admitted free! Sponsored by STEMteachersNYC - find out more at <>.

    November 26, 2013

  • Dawn S.

    Talking about lesson plans, I wrote 6 for Billion Oyster Project in the summer.

    November 26, 2013

    • Kelly

      Are they programming lessons? Where can they be found?

      November 26, 2013

  • Kelly

    Cool. I wrote a bunch of content area lesson plans (and may do more over the next few weeks.... I just got started on Science). They all use Scratch. You can find them here:

    November 20, 2013

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