This group is for teachers, administrators, parents, and technology professionals who want to foster greater computer science education for elementary students in Maryland. The computer has become a part of everyday life — at home, the store, the doctors, at school. With effective Computer Science instruction, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st century career. While computer programming helps nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, equitable access to Computer Science in K-12 instruction is sorely lacking. Are you interested in sparking passion for computer science among students? Then, join our group.
As a first step, how about hosting or volunteering at a school event to engage families in hands-on computer science? We call these events Family Code Nights. Family Code Nights are part of a national movement recognized by the New York Times and endorsed by the White House. At a Family Code Night, parents pair up with their young children to do their first hour of coding, together. The effect is amazing. Students and parents have great fun. As they play, they realize that they too can learn to code! The community shares this delightful evening experience, and is left ready for more, at school and at home. Watch this video
to learn about Family Code Nights in action. Family Code Nights are free, fun, and educational, but we need you to make them happen. Attend our kick-off to learn more about the Family Code Night program. If you can't make the kick-off, join the group and we'll keep you posted about other upcoming events.