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Hour of Code is Coming December 7-13

logoHello fellow teachers,

Please help me in promoting computer science education week, December 7-13, 2015. By giving your students time to participate in the Hour of Code, they will join the over 100 million students that have participated already. It just takes an hour but the excitement and engagement coding brings is priceless.

WHAT: Hour of Code

WHO: Student of all ages can participate. Participate as a group using the SMART Board to build the code, or have students hop on their laptop and head to https://studio.code.org/.

WHEN: One hour anytime during Computer Science Education week, December 7-13, 2015.

WHERE: In your classroom! Start here> https://studio.code.org/

HOW: Watch this video on how you can run the hour of code in your classroom.

WHY: Take a look at this infographic.


If anyone is interested in having their students participate in the Hour of Code starting December 7th, please let me know and I can provide you with several options on getting your class involved. 

Get started at http://hourofcode.com/ or https://studio.code.org/

ManageBac Resources

These ManageBac resources will help us as we begin our transition to PYP and MYP.


MYP – From Principals into Practice



Creating PYP Unit Plans: 2015 PYP – Teacher – Unit Plans

Creating MYP Unit Plans: 2015 MYP – Teacher – Unit Plans




Explore the ManageBac Demo School (click the image):

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Other Resources:

PYP Bubble Planner: pypBubblePlanner_e



World Education Games!


Hello Math, Science, and Language Arts Teachers!

There is a worldwide event taking place next week called the World Education Games. Read on if you are interested and check out the attachment for more details. 

WHOStudents of all ages

WHAT: Online Maths, Literacy, and Science live competitions with students from around the world. Try one, or all three!

WHEN: October 13-15 

WHERE: Your classroom or at home. An engaging way to spend 20-30 minutes of class time!

HOW: Students log into either Mathletics, Spellodrome, or IntoScience where they will compete against 3 other opponents (either their own classmates or a participant from another school). The games are timed and students try to solve as many questions as they can in 60 seconds.  

WHY: Because kids love the excitement and competition these games bring. Students and schools taking part in the World Education Games will earn points for each correct answer given. A live digital Hall of Fame on the homepage will track the top scoring students and schools from right across the world. At the end of the event, medals and trophies will be awarded to the top students and schools.

If anyone is interested in having their students participate in the upcoming World Education Games starting October 13th, please let me know and I can register your class, provide log in cards, and give you detailed instructions on getting your class started.