Hybrid Instruction Classrooms

Celebrate Computer Science Ed Week with an Hour of Code!

What is Hour of Code?

Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries during Computer Science Education Week December 7-13, 2020.

Register and learn more about DLGWAEA's Hour of Code program by clicking here.

Supports for Socially Distanced Teaching & Learning

Code.org has created a document with Modifications for Common Teaching Practices that is full of great ideas to adapt your favorite CS teaching strategies for socially distanced, virtual synchronous, and virtual asynchronous environments.

Try it! Debugging

Big Picture: Develop a process that works for your situation, and stick with it so students develop positive patterns for debugging.

Modified for Hybrid Instruction:

Virtual Asynchronous (at home learning days):

Have a clear protocol for students to use when they run into a bug they cannot solve themselves. Questions to consider are:

  • Who do students contact when they run into a bug?
  • How do they describe the bug to another person?
  • How will they share their project with another person?

    There are pros and cons to each strategy you use. One solution is to create a community-sourced place for participants to share and fix one another’s bugs. Alternatively, you might want to create a calendar where students can make appointments with you to talk through their bugs one-on-one via a video conference and screen share.

    Socially-Distanced (in class learning days):

    Students can share a buggy project with you and as a class you can discuss and debug it together. Students can also share projects with each other, and use a shared document to detail the debugging process.

    Choose an Hour of Code Activity

    We picked out a few online activities we think fit nicely in hybrid instruction classrooms and shared them below.

    Activities are listed from lower grades on the left to higher grades on the right. In general, you'll find PreK-5 examples in the left column, middle school examples in the middle column, and high school examples in the right column.

    You can find MANY more Hour of Code activities at https://hourofcode.com/us/learn.

    Online Activities

    Online Activities

    Spread the Word Before and Celebrate After your Hour of Code

    Use the hashtags #CSforGWAEA, #CSforIA, #CSEdWeek, and #HourOfCode on social media to spread the word before your event and to celebrate afterword!

    Additional Hour of Code Resources

    Don't miss our other 2020 resources! Click the image below to check out:

    📝 Our blog post & event planning template

    🖥 Grab & Go resources you can use immediately

    • CodeBytes! - Live 20 minute lessons at 10a & 3:30p hosted daily December 7 - 11
    • Take a Code Break! - 12 recorded episodes with inspirational guests & activities for all kids

    🎯 Variety of resources to meet your unique classroom model & needs
    🌎 Resources to use CS for Change

    Questions? Contact Us!

    Hour of Code is a wonderful way to build excitement and provide students and educators opportunities to code! Please contact Corey Rogers if you're interested in incorporating Computer Science and coding into your learning community.

    If you have questions, please feel free to reach out to Corey (crogers@gwaea.org) or your district's Digital Learning Consultant for more information.

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