Code Your World: NYSD 2018


Code Your World: NYSD 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 2 PM Eastern (1 PM Central)

Computer Science (CS) is a 21st-century skill that empowers young people to be creators, not just consumers, of technology. Engaging in CS empower them for their future. Learn about Code Your World, the 2018 4-H National Youth Science Day Challenge and how you can use these free resources to engage youth in CS through hands-on doing.

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Encouraging Collaborative STEM Work

  • Portray science as a collaborative effort that involves groups of people working together.
  • Design STEM activities for youth to practice cooperation and collaboration.
  • Directly teach what collaborative behavior looks and sounds like.
  • Engage all learners in STEM activities.

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Assessment is an essential but often overlooked part of STEM learning in after-school programs. This module features interactive experiences and resources to help facilitators learn skills to include authentic assessment of youth STEM learning experiences. This is one of 20 STEM facilitation skills that help STEM click for school-age children and youth.

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This October, 4‑H and Google will launch an exciting National Youth Science Day challenge, Code Your World, inviting kids to get involved in computer science (CS) through hands-on doing. The national NYSD celebration kicks off October 1, and coding events can take place all throughout October.

Code Your World is a four-part challenge that teaches kids ages 8-14 to apply CS to the world around them through hands-on activities. Developed by Google and West Virginia University Extension Service, it includes a computer-based activity on Google’s CS First platform and three unplugged activities that bring coding to life through games and interaction. Get ready for National Youth Science Day by learning more here.
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