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Learn Launch – Classroom of the Future 2016

Mrs. Erickson and I have collaborated on many projects but the Learn Launch 2016 event, hosted by the Harvard Business School, was by far our favorite.  As always, we were excited at the chance to collaborate and share our ideas with other like-minded individuals, but this time was special.  For the first time, we were … Continue reading Learn Launch – Classroom of the Future 2016

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2015-2016 High School Programming Opportunities

Take a look at some local high school programming competitions for this year on our LucidPress page below.  Some dates have not yet been announced.  Check in periodically for updates.  New information and additional events will be added as they are received. We would love for more female students to get involved.  There is a lot more to … Continue reading 2015-2016 High School Programming Opportunities

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Mobile CSP Course 2015-2016 School Year

Alina Spaulding and I are taking part in a pilot course titled Mobile CSP or Mobile Computer Science Principles during second semester of 2015-2016.  This course is designed to introduce students to computer science while preparing them for the AP CS exam.  No experience is required!  If you are interested in learning more, visit www.mobile-csp.org  or … Continue reading Mobile CSP Course 2015-2016 School Year

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Technovation Challenge @ GD

The Technovation Challenge offers great opportunities for young women between the ages of 13-18 as student collaborate, create, think critically, and communicate with the world while creating an app to benefit a local non-profit community.  This global competition provides a full curriculum for creating a startup company, mentors, and other opportunities for young women. We are excited to … Continue reading Technovation Challenge @ GD

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GD Global Scholars

Over February vacation, I had the pleasure of accompanying 32 high school students along with three other chaperones on a Service Learning trip to Peru.  What a life changing experience for each of us.  Some of the highlights for me included the culture, the people, the places, the history, and last but not least, watching the students transform as … Continue reading GD Global Scholars

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The Hour of Code 2013

Groton-Dunstable Regional High School ran our first successful Hour of Code event in 2013.  We would not have been able to do this without the support of our students, teachers, and administrators. Several teachers and students stepped forward to lead a variety of suggested coding activities by Code.org. This was a great opportunity for both … Continue reading The Hour of Code 2013

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The Hour of Code

The Hour of Code is a global initiative to expose students k-12 to computer science through a series of programming applications both on and off line.  Code.org co-founded by Hadi and Ali Partovi, launched in 2013.  View Hadi’s inspirational Ted Talk in playlist below. This movement, the largest in educational history, has introduced coding basics, a peek … Continue reading The Hour of Code

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The Hour of Code – 2014

The Hour of Code is a global initiative to expose k-12 students to computer science through a series of programming applications both on and off line.  This year our ECS, Exploring Computer Science, students as well as students that helped out the year before acted as ambassadors, traveling to four middle and elementary schools combined to assist … Continue reading The Hour of Code – 2014