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Sunday, December 3 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Lightning in a Bottle: Building a Successful Coding Program in Middle School

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In 2015, the Commonwealth of Virginia created a course code 527000, Coding At Middle School (CAMS). Blue Ridge Middle, in Loudoun County, was the first to offer a full year elective coding course in seventh grade. Virginia is preparing to release K-12 Computer Science standards which will require computer science instruction in all grade levels. Come listen to one of the original team members and the classroom teacher talk about their journey from an idea to lightning in a bottle. Our program grew from one school to 10 in 2 years, and is going to be offered in all Loudoun County middle schools in 2018-2019. We can help you get your program started by sharing our experience, curriculum resources, our ideas and our plans for the future.

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Cindy Brady

Math Specialist, Loudoun County Public Schools
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Marnie Hawk

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, LCPS
Middle School IFT by day, jewelry maker by night... I love to meet new people - talk to me about anything! I was a high school Spanish teacher for 19 years before diving into the TRT world....which then became the IFT world. I am happy to share anything with you. Just ask! Can't wait... Read More →

Sunday December 3, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am EST
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