Code Week is coming up, and YTV (a major entertainment brand for children) is partnering with MakerKids to launch Code Week on YTV.
Watch MakerKids on YTV:
Tune in to YTV on Friday, Dec 11th between 4-6PM to see MakerKids’ Director of Learning Erica showing how to code robots. We will most likely be on between 5-6PM.
We are running our own Hour of Code for free. Join us!
Minecraft Hour of Code at MakerKids:
Date: Saturday, December 12th 2015
From: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Join us for Minecraft Hour of Code! Free!
Come participate in a very special Minecraft Hour of Code with MakerKids! This is perfect for beginners to programming and coding, especially if you love Minecraft. We will be using a fun Minecraft-themed tutorial that uses blocks of code to move Steve and Alex around a Minecraft world. Come and see what types of awesome things coding can do, and that anyone can learn to code!
We live in a world surrounded by technology. And we know that whatever field children choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge on understanding how technology works. But only a tiny fraction of us are learning computer science, and less children are studying it than a decade ago. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this.
That’s why MakerKids is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 7-13). More than 100 million children worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
With the Hour of Code, computer science has been on homepages of Google, MSN, Yahoo! and Disney. Over 100 partners joined together to support this movement. Last year, every Apple Store in the world hosted an Hour of Code and even President Obama wrote his first line of code as part of the campaign.
Our Hour of Code is a statement that MakerKids supports the teaching of foundational 21st century skills. To continue bringing programming activities to your children, we want to make our Hour of Code event huge. I encourage you to volunteer, reach out to local media, and share the news on social media channels.
This is a chance to change the future of education in Toronto and beyond. The Hour of Code, organized by the nonprofit Code.org and over 100 others, is a statement that today’s generation of students are ready to learn critical skills for 21st century success. Please join us.
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