After going through all of the registrations, dividing into groups, sending out welcome letters, and enrolling all of the students, and getting past our first technical difficulties we are still in amazement at the wonderful reception the club is receiving. With 59 students registered, we are running two very full nights of coding. Students are enjoying the freedom of the new chromebooks as well as the challenge of the coding program. They are showing off what they can do for their friends and working hard to get things figured out. Some are even encouraging other friends to join. We don't know where we would put them all but their excitement is contagious.
It was our first week of Coding and it definitely was eventful. There were students pulsing with excitement to get started and unfortunate technical difficulties. We were able to start with an unplugged activity and were lucky enough to have cooperative student otherwise things could have gone very badly. We were also blessed to have a wonderful group of people working on our tech support team who tried multiple things to get us up and running correctly. Scarlett O'Hara would have said, "Tomorrow is another day." We will go with "Next week is another chance."
The Coding Club was started and is currently run by two of the STEM Sisters after school two nights a week.