In December 2017 I participated in Code.org's Hour of Code. After seeing the enthusiasm and joy on my students' faces I decided it was important to continue teaching computer science and programing for the remainder of the year. While I had already planned to do this with my own 5th grade class, I wanted to include other students as well. This brought about the creation of my school's first Coding Club.
Starting a computer science club at your school is as easy as 1, 2, 3.
I highly encourage you to work through the steps. If step 1 works, proceed to step 2. If step 2 is approved, move forward with step 3. I can guarantee that you'll be amazed with who joins and how you will make an impact in their lives. For my students, Coding Club became a safe place for those that struggled with finding their place in a normal academic environment. Within Coding Club they excelled and thrived. It was a joy and pleasure to help facilitate that place for them.
The Tech Lovin' Teacher: Ed Tech TOSA, 15+ year educator, tech enthusiast, curriculum creator