Family STEAM Night

Students and teachers at Mt. Hope STEAM had an awesome and successful family STEAM night last week! Our Magnet schools throughout the district hold theme nights several times a year to open their buildings up to parents and the community at large to show off all the...

Sphero

Our programming club has been progressing steadily through the lessons on Code.org. We enrolled our students in Course 1, which is appropriate for students who have basic reading skills and no prior coding experience. In this first course, students have been...

The Hour of Code

Last month, students across the Lansing School District participated in The Hour of Code. Put on annually by the amazing people at Code.org, the goal of this international movement is to get students around the world writing computer code for at least an hour during...

Coding – It’s Elementary!

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to work with 15 teachers from various parts of the state on utilizing the free resources from Code.org to integrate Computer Science in the elementary classroom. It was a blast!  Recently I wrote about my experience in becoming a Code.org...
#michED Chat 12/10/14: Hour of Code

#michED Chat 12/10/14: Hour of Code

This week is the huge “Hour of Code” event happening around the globe. This evening’s chat focused on the many ways that classrooms across Michigan are using the website, and many others, to have their students explore and practice the coding skills...